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Hurricane Mk.I Fabric Wings
1/32 Scale Resin Parts

 

Warbirds Productions

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and  Description:

B3210 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Fabric Wings Set

Scale: 1/32
Price: 18.50 (Post-Free Outside EU) available online from MDC
Contents and Media: 11 parts in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Superb casting; extremely well detailed; accurate; includes parts for dropped or raised flaps.
Disadvantages: Additional conversion required for an entire early Hurricane.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Warbirds Productions has produced a set of fabric wings for Revell's old 1/32 scale Hurricane Mk.I.

The wings are beautifully cast in grey resin, featuring excellent detail. The fabric texture and pattern is subtle, with raised horizontal and diagonal ribs where appropriate. This is quite convincing. Ailerons are cast in place - not a problem as ailerons where hardly ever seen deflected on the ground - and include very realistic recessed lines where they join the main wings. The shell ejector ports and recessed panels for the gun access panels and leading edge cannon ports all look terrific too.

In addition to the wings, Warbirds Productions has included flaps in case the modeller wants to depict these dropped. Blank inserts are supplied if the modeller would prefer the flaps raised.

 

 

Casting plugs are minimal, so clean-up should be fast. However, keep in mind that these wing outer panels are big chunks o' resin, so they will certainly require some structural support (such as a spar) when attached to the kit's plastic wings.

Instructions comprise a combination of text and diagrams. These thoroughly describe where to cut and how to assemble the various parts.

The instructions also correctly point out that you will need to do some more work in order to create an authentic early Hurricane Mk. I. Additional details required include a two-bladed Watts prop (although some were retrofitted with the three-bladed metal prop), early-style exhaust ejectors, early windscreen and airspeed venturi on the port side of the cockpit.

Warbirds Productions also offers more detail sets for the cockpit and wheel well of Revell's Hurricane.

If you are a large scale modeller and a fan of Battle of France and early Battle of Britain, this high-quality fabric wing set is just for you!

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to MDC for the review sample


Images and Text Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 16  January, 2006
Last updated 16 January, 2006

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