is another of my “WWII in Malaya” build, this is Hurricane Mk IIB that
station in RAF Seletar in
Singapore, the Hurricanes arrived in
in January 1942, it was too late to stop the Japanese advance in Malaya and it
was soon withdrawn to
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.
kit came with a lot of goodies; tropicalised air filter which is needed for the
based Hurricane and a wide selection of weapons
including, 20mm & 40mm cannons,
rockets and bombs.
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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.
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
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.
51th Merdeka Day