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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc

by Hank Gruben


Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc


Hobbycraft's 1/48 scale Hurricane Mk.IIc is available online from Squadron.com




Here is my Hobbycraft 1/48 Hurricane IIc with FlightDecs decals.

The kit was built primarily “straight from the box” with the addition of a few bits of etched to enhance the tiny features such as the belts, stirrup and gun sites.

The most interesting part is the decals.

The decals come from a small company in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada called “FlightDecs”. This is the second product released for wide distribution and is a decal sheet of three Canadian Hurricane pilots during WW2. I chose to represent the plane flown by Pilot Officer Houle of 213 Squadron in the spring of 1942 operating out of Edku, Egypt in the defense of the harbor at Alexandria. Unique to this squadron is that they painted their “hornet” motif on the roundel!

The kit was painted with Model Master paints and placed on a desert base made of bits found in the (desperately dry and overgrown) garden. Colors were FS 30266, Midstone, FS 30118, RAF Dark Earth and FS 35231 RAF Azure Blue. All colors and weathering were applied with my trusty Paasche single action airbrush and over-coated with Model Master Flat.

The decal quality is top notch! No silvering, no bubbles or break up, great color density and thin! They snuggled down with just a touch of Microset and disappeared after the dull coat. Easily as good a quality as Aeromaster or Yellowhammer decals.

As a postscript, this kit one the IPMS Ottawa, Canada “Best Canadian subject” and “best of show”. (blush)


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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2003 by Hank Gruben
Page Created 17 September, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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