The Airfix 1/24th scale kit is decent enough, though it's level of detail
isn't up to current levels. I don't think there are any major shape issues
and panel detail is restrained, I have one in the stash for when I have the
time to do it justice,
I've just finished the Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane Mk1 and I highly recommend
it. The cockpit is highly detailed out of the box. I bought the Czechmaster
cockpit set to use instead, but decided against it. In the end, the only
part of the Czechmaster set that I used was the canopy. I did replace the
kit seat with an Ultracast one. If you really wanted to, you could do the
same with the undercarriage bay. I must confess that I didn't bother.
The Revell 1:32 Hurricane is a rather old mould, the original version had
the A-wing with 4 .303 Mg's, but Revell changed that later to a C-wing with
2 20mm, but the gunbay hatches hasn't been changed accordingly. At least the
Mk IIc version var issued not so long ago and should be available somwhere.
It's not a state of the are kit, but it can turn out nicely. Eduard makes at
least a small PE set for it.
And as a help to detailing and building the Airfix 1/24 scale kit:
"Hawker Hurricane; Classic Aircraft #4, Their history and how to model
them" by Bruce Robertson and Gerald Scarborough, edited by Roy Cross.
Published by Patrick Stephens Ltd. in association with Airfix Products,
1974, ISBN 0 85059 124 4
This was a book series done in collusion with Airfix on how to super
detail or modify the particular Airfix kit to other variations. This
book tells you how to convert to a Mk.II or a Sea Hurricane, etc. It is
definitely worth having whatever scale you are building in.
I have _NO_ idea why, guess I haven't been doing enough modeling
lately, but I immediately thought this was from AZHoser wanting
to do a diorama of New Orleans... Flames were all set, and then
I read the first repost and realized it was the RAF Hurricane!
I gotta stop teaching the weather section of my Geography class
during hurricane and typhoon season.
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