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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIa

by Stephane Wrobel

 

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIa

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Hurricane IIb is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description 

 

Here is my Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane Mk.IIb.

This model wasn't easy to build for several reasons. The seam between the fuselage belly and the wing isn't nice as it cut the fabric representation. The armament insert isn't thick enough viewed from the front. Apart  from that it is a nice model.

I have added Eduard photoetch set inside the cockpit, Ultracast seat and pilot's armour plate, wheel bay, wheels, control surfaces and engine exhausts. These latter are very nice and fine.

 

 

I have customised the kit to represent a modified Mk.IIa equipped with two SkVas 20mm gun and two UBT 12.7mm machine guns instead of the original British small caliber weapons. Some Hurricanes used by the VVS had RS-82 air to air rockets installed under the wings (three per wing) and some others sported locally produced bomb racks. The rockets and rails came from the Accurate Miniature Yak-1 kit. Many Hurricanes were used as tactic reconnaissance aircraft as this one used by 14th ORAE squadron during winter 1942-1943 near Moscow.

The model was painted with Gunze acrylics. Aeromaster Russian Blue was used for the "painted out" roundels under the wings.

 

 

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Model, Text and Images Copyright 2003 by Stephane Wrobel
Page Created 09 June, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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