1/72nd Arma Hobby Expert Set was built to represent Hurricane Mk.IIb, UP-V, 605 Squadron (County of Warwick) Hal Far, Malta 1941/42
Hurricane Mk IIb
The Hurricane Mk.IIb saw more widespread service than any other variant of that aeroplane and in 1941-42 they held the fort over the beleaguered island of Malta along with some Mk.IIa`s and the surviving Mk.I`s. This model represents BG753, UP-V of 605 (County of Warwick) Sqn based at Hal Far, Malta having flown to Malta from HMS Argus on the 12th November 1941.In reference photos it can been that the tail, fin and rudder wear a different mirror camouflage pattern to the rest of the aircraft and this could have occurred aboard ship while being re built or due to combat damage requiring a new tail unit. The model was brush painted using Humbrol enamels for the upper surfaces and Polly Scale Finnish Light Blue to represent weathered RAF Sky Blue and the codes and serial came from generic sets. The codes from Xtradecals very useful White RAF WW2 Codes and the serial from Ventura`s fabulous RAF serials set which contains so many of the styles of letters and numbers used during WW2. As it has the early style of exhausts I also chose to use the early Mk.I style tail wheel too, as seen on many Malta Hurri`s.
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