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Revell's 1/72 Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.IIc, kit No. 03985

July 18, 2022 · in Aviation · · 26 · 1.1K

My second build in the past 6 weeks. I've been involved on a few different group builds in Facebook since April. One was “The Shelf of Doom” in which I finally completed my recent Sea Fury and Vacuform MBR-2. The other two are Hurricanes build, one on classic old kits GB, that is were my recent Heller desert Hurricane was made and the other GB is the newer kit that were released less than 25 years old. That's were my falls into that group build.

In the 90's Revell released new Hurricane kits of the Mk.II. One was a Mk.IIB, the other was a MK.IIC and a Sea Hurricane Mk.IIc. I never did much reading on the builds, I did managed to pick up one of each in the past couple of years and finally had a purpose to make one. I chose the Sea Hurricane because I have never made a Sea Hurricane and it would be nice to add to my collection of Hurricanes builds.

The kit consist of recessed panel lines, clear parts are nice and clear and the kit decals looked great! The kit had a bit more flaw than what I would except from a more modern kit and even though it is labeled as a Mk.II the length is actually a Mk. I. I found the propeller's shape to be wrong and the way the rear bulkhead is placed is too far back. That is what I saw but on this build I did not want to spoil the fun of building it so I pressed on.

Pretty much this was a straight out of the box build, after cleaning the parts it went together nicely with little filler needed. The bottom of the wings were the mid to outer flaps met were big gaps in which I filled in with thick paint then lightly sanded. It was a very pleasant build and I really like the way the finished kit looks. I would not mind making another of these kits.

The whole kit was hand brushed with Vallejo paints and the decals are from the kit.

On this build, I chose to high light the panels after painting the model instead of using the pre-shade technique. I first used the Tamiya Line Accent Color, (Med Grey and Black), after applied I removed the the excess with Low Odour thinner using cotton swabs. Any lines that were were wiped off too much, I filled in with a pencil. And the black thin oil marker was used to make the streaks.

No. 787Z Naval Air Squadron
St. Merryn, England
November 1943

I have one more Hurricane in the oven for the Classic builds. That will be done soon.

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  1. This really came out well, Bob (@v1pro). These older kits can be a bear to build, but you have brought out the best in it. Exquisite work on the hand-painting. Well done.

  2. Nice work on this.

  3. Nice one Bob. I have the Heller MK2 as part of my battle of the Atlantic theme.
    Your build is inspirational.

  4. It looks very good, Bob @v1pro ! Your brush painting looks great.

    • Thank you Jay @ssgt. Hand painting still works for me and I really like doing it that way. Aluminum or silver I will either airbrush or just use the old rattle spray can. I do like the spray can a lot!

  5. Excellent work bringing an old Revell kit to full operational standards, Bob. Shading and panel lines came out great. A good salute to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.

  6. Nice model of an important plane involved in the Battle of the Atlantic.

  7. Superb result, Bob @v1pro
    Your handpainting skills are amazing.

  8. Fantastic result, Bob!
    Superb brush painting!

  9. Very tidy paint job on this one Bob. I wouldn't have know it was hand painted.

  10. All of the above, great build!

  11. Nicely done Bob.

  12. Very nice Hurricane! Good work! I always admire the work on the older model designs.

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