Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hurricane MK II C Trop

Here are some images of Trumpeter Models 1/24 scale Hawker Hurricane MK II C Trop. This is typical Trumpeter quality except for one thing. The the seat sits to high in the cockpit and as a result the canopy will not slide properly into position so one will have to adjustments accordingly. In case anyone is curious the paints I always use on all my models are Testors Model Master paints mainly as well as Tamiya acrylics and the Tamiya weathering system although I want to try pastels as there would be a wider variety of colour's as well I suspect much cheaper. Not many people know this but do you realize that model paints are the most expensive paints in the world? Think about it a 1/2 fluid ounce bottle of paint usually runs you close to five bucks Cdn. HIGHWAY ROBBERY!

From Wikipedia"

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.

The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft which acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called "Hurribombers"), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications which enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as "Hurricats". More than 14,000 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including about 1,200 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada by the Canada Car and Foundry).

Hurricane Mk IIB Trop.
For use in North Africa the Hawker Hurricane Mk IIB (and other variants) were tropicalised. They were fitted with Vokes and Rolls Royce engine dust filters and the pilots were issued with a desert survival kit, including a bottle of water behind the cockpit.


Diego said...

Bravo, maestro ... or as they say in the south of Spain ... Olee

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego.

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

I know the trumpeter Kit and is a Pharaonical work.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pablo - LOL I had to look up the meaning Pharaonical. That's a 10 buck word that is ;o}

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks and yes they do have a great story behind them.