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Hurricane Mk I Expert set model kit contains additional accessories for upgrading plastic parts: photo-etched parts sheet and canopy masks. Today we start to look closer at the model. And the accessories included are presented first.

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The instrument panel and decal

The decal contains four markings options that will be discussed one after another in the next articles on our blog. Decal is mentioned today, because it is an essential addition to the photoetched parts of the instrument panel.

Two decals from this sheet are needed to finish it.

  • The first one is with instrument “clocks”  (#54), printed without a black background. We recommend to glue it on a black plastic plate.
  • Next, the photoetched instrument board (#5 and #1), preferably painted in a very dark grey semi-matt colour should be applied to the “clocks” decal. Best is to glue them with clear varnish (acrylic, so that it does not dissolve the decal).
  • Then place the second decal (#55) on the instrument panel plate.

The contrast between the black, glossy surface of the clocks and the semi-matte lighter shade surface of the board will give it an extra depth. The decal itself has a better representation of the clocks than the film.

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Details of the Expert Set photoetched sheet

1 and 5 control panel

2 spotlights

3 compass

4 oil separator behind the propeller

6 floor of the chassis recess

7 cooler

8 fire shields from exhaust pipes

9, 10, 12 belts

11 basis of the compass

13 left console

14 details on the frame

15 T-bar pedals

16 chair lever

17 step on the fuselage side

18 map case

19 knob

20 details on the frame

21 detail on the right wall

22 antenna detail

23 detail on the left wall

24 cab handles

25 T-bar knob

26 detail on the left wall

27, 28, 29 left wall

30 intake screen for the carburettor

31, 32 walls

33 vents

34 mirror

35 gas levers


Hurricane model kits with photoetched parts


See the Hurricane Mk I Expert Set model in the Arma Hobby store

You are welcome to comment on photoetched parts and decals. Ask a question or share your opinion below please:



Autor: Wojciech Bułhak, Modelarz, który ma szczęście pracować w swoim hobby. Nacodzień osoba szara i niepozorna. Ożywia się dyskutując o modelarstwie, teoriach spiskowych, Wielkim Księstwie Litewskim i marketingu internetowym. Współwłaściciel Arma Hobby. Skleja figurki, samoloty i broń pancerną, głównie polonika i lotnictwo morskie.

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Good Morning,

Wojtek, you are doing a great job with this kit and I have to admit that I rarely saw anyone so much interested in details and new ideas.

The etched parts look excellent for this type, you only missed the port exterior handle for the slidsing hood. You have both interior handles, the third one should be added.

I like youur approach to the intrument panel. It certainly is worth a trial and an experienced modeller will do a lot out of this way. Let´s see and try the first kit then.

With regard to the decals you may open a can of worms….. however, please be aware about the origin of ther respective aircraft you want to show. In case it was a Gloster built aircraft, the colours of the roundels are brighter than the one of those built by Hawker. Gloster in the beginning used the so-calles “pre-war” blue and red which actually is brighter in hue than the blue and red used by Hawker.

Hope to see the finished product shortly!



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Pierre Alzamora

Dear Srs at Arma Hobby, you are doing a great job with the Hurricane. These etched parts look terrífic !
Now we wiil have the “Hurri” with the different noses…..I can’t wait !
I think that your next project should be the “Fairey Battle” in 1/72.
Best wishes !


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