First, I would like to congratulate our Admin Colin Gomez @coling for the creation of this wonderful GB and his warm support upon all entries there!
This is my first entry to this great GB: the Revell 1/32 Hawker Hurricane, that I intend to build OOB and finish it as "BP349", a machine belonging to 73 RAF Squadron, operating at the Western Desert, circa 1942.
The Revell kit was initially issued in 1969 as a Mk I, "updated" with new parts as a Mk IICin 1986. That update did not really produce a correct Mk IIC, the main issues reported to be the short nose and incorrect wing.
Anyway, here are the sprues, still bagged:
Clear parts are crystal clear, but one big issue is that, upon opening the stashed box, the canopy was found broken in two pieces...oh, my!
...anyway, I very carefully glued it, the crack is still visible...I will try to find a replacement one, contact Revell (they reissued the kit in 2009, so I might be lucky; they used to have, and I believe they still do, a great customer support system...we will see...).
Instructions are great, containing helpful hints, together of actual plane detailed pics:
Here is the scheme I intend to depict:
Decals look nice:
The kit is definitely on the basic side, cockpit is spartan, wells detail is almost nonexistent. I will put the kit provided pilot in the cockpit, aiming to busy up that plain area.
More to come!