Hurricane Mk.I Fabric Wings
1/32 Scale Resin
S u m m a r y
B3210 - Hawker Hurricane
Mk.I Fabric Wings Set
Outside EU) available online from MDC
|Contents and Media:
||11 parts in grey resin
||Superb casting; extremely well
detailed; accurate; includes parts for dropped or raised flaps.
||Additional conversion required
for an entire early Hurricane.
Reviewed by Brett
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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
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!
MDC for the review
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