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Hawker Hurricane Mk. I

by Frank Pipek


Hawker Hurricane Mk. I


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




Here is Hasegawa`s 1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk I.

I finished the model in the markings of Sqn.Leader R.S. Tuck, NO.257 Squadron, RAF. He flew it in the “Battle of Britain” campaign from North Weald, England, in October 1940.



The model was built with following updates:

  • moving surface high/side from Aires (resin)

  • flaps scratched built

  • cockpit details from Eduard (photoechted)

  • main wheels from True Details (resin)

  • decals from Aeromaster

The kit fitted well. Only the join between wing and fuselage was a little bit difficult.



The biggest problem was the one-piece canopy. Because of the very good cockpit details, I wanted to show it open. I therefore separated the canopy from the windscreen with a fine needle. The windscreen could be used as original, but the canopy didn't fit over the fuselage! So I had to built a new one out of clear sheet with the original canopy as the mould. For the masking I used EZ-masks first time, they supplied good results and saved time!


Painting and Markings


Humbrol Polished Aluminium was sprayed overall, followed by Gunze acrylics for the camouflage scheme. I scratched off the top colour with a sharp blade in places to reveal the aluminium base.

After that I sprayed Gunze gloss and attached the decals.



All weathering (panel lines, oil streaks etc) were applied using artist's oil colours. The only exception was the soot from the exhaust and guns. I used artists chalk (pastels) for this effect.

Finally everything was sealed with Gunze flat.


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Model, Images and Article Copyright © 2002 by Frank Pipek
Page Created 10 January, 2002
Last updated 04 June, 2007

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