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1/48 Hawker Hurricane MK IIC King's Trophy Racer

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  • Member since
    December, 2014
1/48 Hawker Hurricane MK IIC King's Trophy Racer
Posted by SteveFL on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 8:54 AM

 

Many of you are familiar with Hasegawa’s 1/48 Hawker Hurricane and is consider the best in the market.  This particular release is no exception.  The box art has always attracted me to this racer version, the MK IIC.  I finally pulled the trigger and was not disappointed.  Nearly all parts come together like a Rolex.  The hard plastic and engineering of each piece is impressive.  The special racing exhaust pipes are the only metal pieces and when painted really come to life.  The only place I used filler was on the belly where the bottom wing meets the fuselage.  I loved all the detail in the cockpit, but once she’s closed up, you really can’t see much of it.  With that being the case, I preferred to have the canopy in the closed position.  She also looks better with the canopy closed; the beautiful lines are not interrupted this way.  Here again, this was 95% OOB build.  I only added brake lines, landing lights, and wing tip navigation lights.  I found that Tamiya X-4 blue was a good match when viewed in direct sunlight.  The decals are a tad thick, but behaved quite nicely with a touch of Micro Set.  If you are looking for a unique Hurricane to compliment your collection, I highly recommend this kit as it’s a delight to build and makes a beautiful eye-catching aircraft.  Please enjoy the pics.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 10:53 AM
Ooh a shiny blue Hurri. Nice build

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 2:53 PM

Hi,

That turned out really nice Smile.  Its cool to see builds with different paint jobs too.

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:10 AM

Great job on this.  It's the first civilian Hurricane I've seen.

It's almost strange that one rarely sees a 'custom' aircraft.  Auto builders customize all the time.

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:08 AM

Love it!  I grew up in Detroit in forties and fifties, and it hosted a major air race every year for awhile- two classes, the unlimiteds and the 85hp little purpose-built racers (forget what they call them- the trophy- at my age word loss is epidemic).  Loved racing planes ever since.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:14 AM

Thats come out really nice and not somthing you see everyday.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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