1/48 Hawker Hurricane IID.
This is the Hobbycraft kit that first appeared in 1988. I pulled this from the stash to work on while I awaited delivery of parts for my Dora Wings Vengeance. I have a soft spot for these Hobbycraft kits. They were doing subjects that nobody else did 30 years ago and most are fairly decent models even today. This one lacks a high level of detail and some of the shapes are questionable, but it can look good on your shelf with a bit of care.
I shoe horned a cockpit from a wrecked Hasegawa Hurricane into this one. I also used that kit’s accurate tail wheel and rear view mirror. The seatbelts are from Eduard and I made the gunsight bead from scrap brass. The antenna is EZ Line. Note that if you do one of these, the 40mm guns have the (red) dust covers molded on them. The barrels were smooth, without flash suppressors or muzzle brakes.
Paints are Xtracolor Dark Green and Dark Earth over Light Mediterranean Blue. I faded the top side colors by spraying lightened versions of the green and earth over the first coats which were straight from the tin.
The decals are for a 5 Sq. plane in India in 1944. These particular decals came from a Model Alliance sheet that was printed by Cartograf.
Another one done for my CBI collection. Happy modeling!
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