1/48 Monogram Hurricane Mk IIB

by Thomas Ng


Malaysia 51th Merdeka Day 2008 


This is another of my “WWII in Malaya” build, this is Hurricane Mk IIB that station in RAF Seletar in Singapore, the Hurricanes arrived in Singapore in January 1942, it was too late to stop the Japanese advance in Malaya and it was soon withdrawn to Sumatra.


The is the old Monogram kit, the mold is dated back to 1968.  This is a raised line kit and came with zillions of raised rivets on the wings, I rescribe the line on the fuselage and left the wing rivets alone.

This kit came with a lot of goodies; tropicalised air filter which is needed for the Singapore based Hurricane and a wide selection of weapons including, 20mm & 40mm cannons, rockets and bombs.

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The parts fit was pretty good despite the age of the mold, however the office is almost non existent, just a pilot stick to the wall, so I added a seat from the Tamiya’s Buffalo kit and some side wall detail, this is by no means accurate, but with the canopy closed, there is noting much that can be seen anyway. The wheels bay design is for workable landing gear, so it is empty, I also added some plastic card to close it.


Camo Painting done with Gunze RAF colors; Dark Earth and Dark Green, and a lighter tone of the basic colors + white was spray for panel toning effect, and bally was painted with Tamiya sky, Decals taken from Kits and the Serial is custom printed.


For weathering,  I did a black enamel wash, then followed by the paint chips done by using silver pen...finally a layer of matt coat to seal everything.




Happy 51th Merdeka Day Malaysia

Photos and text © by Thomas Ng