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Canadian Hawker Hurricane
Hamilton Standard Prop
& Engine Face


Ultracast, 1/48


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 48148 - Canadian Hawker Hurricane Hamilton Standard Prop & Engine Face
Scale: 1/48
Price: $9.95 (US Funds) · $12.95 (CDN Funds) from Ultracast
Contents and Media: 5 parts in light cream colored resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Easy conversion without having to find a B-17 prop; beautifully cast
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.


Reviewed by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman

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It only took ULTRACAST nearly 18 months to respond to my request, and respond they did!  Back in August of 2003 I reviewed a set of very nice decals from FLIGHTDECS for Canadian Hurricanes.  Two of the three markings were for the Canadian built Mk. XII Hurricane with its odd looking Hamilton Standard prop without a spinner cap.  At the end of the review, I “hinted” that ULTRACAST should issue the prop. 

Interestingly, Vic Scheuerman (IPMS Canada) wrote a two-part article on the Canadian built Hurricane that appeared in the December 2003 and January 2004 issues of Scale Aircraft Modeling.  In the second part, Vic showed how a 1/48 Hasegawa MK. IIB Hurricane could become a Canadian Mk. XII.  Vic used a number of ULTRACAST parts, including the early style exhaust.  But for the gear housing face and prop, Vic had to do a little “scratch work” and slightly modify a Monogram B-17 prop. 

Now, not every modeler has a Monogram B-17 (Note: I believe the Monogram B-24 prop is the same.), or is willing to sacrifice one prop to make a Canadian Mk. XII.  ULTRACAST, with this release, clearly has obviated the need to beg, borrow or even steal one. 

The set has the prop hub, blades and a nicely done gear housing face; all designed to work with the available Hasegawa kit.  It appears that the most difficult part of this conversion is removing the parts from the pour stubs.  These are but mere replacements for the kit parts. 


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I highly recommend this set to all 1/48 scale modelers.  It will turn an ordinary looking Mk. II Hurricane into something a bit different, odd even. 

But I cannot seem to deal with this subject without making a request.  Vic, if you are out there reading this, how about resubmitting the article to HyperScale?  I believe many would enjoy finding out about how the Canadian Sky and other colors differed from those of England.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review sample

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Review Copyright © 2005 by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 14 January, 2005
Last updated 14 January, 2005

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