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1/48th scale Hurricane I
UpperCanadian
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 09:31 AM UTC
Hello all,

I normally build armour. However, I also dabble in WW2 aircraft.

I'm planning on building a 1/48th Hurricane I, and I have a couple of questions.

First, is there an after market decal set for Douglas Bader's 242 Squadron Hurricane? That's what I want to model.

Second, what company makes a decent Hurricane I in this scale, and which should I avoid. I'm looking for a kit that builds well, and doesn't require a lot of sanding or putty work.

Cheers,

Dan.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 12:31 PM UTC
The answers:

Xtradecal X48144 has Bader's markings.

The kit you want is Airfix's recent Hurricane Mk.I. I consider it the best on the market at this time, and in fact the best in the scale period. And it's cheap! I think all boxings, including the Sea Hurricane, have the same parts, so I think you're safe with any of them. Though you may want to check online reviews just to be sure.

Michael
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 07:05 PM UTC
Yes, if you take Airfix, you can't go wrong. Have built it a few years ago and it was a fun build.

Torsten
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 04:41 AM UTC
Thanks for the helpful replies.