Our latest 1/48 scale model is a very accurate and detailed kit that allows you to build three different variants of the Hurricane Mk IIB – a day fighter in the colours of the Polish No. 302 squadron, a night fighter from the British No. 253 squadron, and the famous “Hurribomber” – a fighter-bomber from Canadian No. 402 squadron – which is presented on a beautiful boxart by Piotr Forkasiewicz.

The kit includes some of the sprues common with our Hurricane IIC, which has been collecting enthusiastic reviews on forums, modelling magazines and social media since its premiere in June 2023. A completely new thing is the type-B wing, armed with 12 machine guns. When designing it, we tried to make it even finer than the type-C wing. Did we succeed? Judge for yourself!

The model is packed in a stout cardboard tray inserted into a colourful box, standard for Arma Hobby models.

The model kit includes:

  • three grey plastic sprues
  • clear plastic sprue
  • decal sheet
  • self-adhesive pre-cut masks made of Japanese paper
  • instructions

Plastic sprues

Sprue A

Sprue A contains parts common to all Hurricane versions, from Mk I, through various Mk II variants, to specialized naval or anti-tank versions – which, thanks to this division of parts, can be designed relatively easily in the future. Particular attention is paid to the precisely reproduced details of the cockpit interior, the undercarriage and its wells.

Sprue B

Sprue B contains parts for various variants of the Hurricane Mk II version – a fuselage longer than in the Mk I, a larger radiator, a Rotol propeller with two spinners to choose from, a late version of the tail wheel, ordnance: bombs, fuel tanks… This sprue also contains a tropical filter, but desert and Far Eastern markings that will allow it to be used will only be available in subsequent editions. See how finely the texture of various surfaces is reproduced.

Sprue C

Sprue C is what distinguishes the Hurricane Mk IIB from other “Mark II” – a type B wing, armed with 12 machine guns and equipped with installations enabling the use of bombs and auxiliary fuel tanks. What attracts attention are the fine, recessed panel lines and the various, consistent with the original, reproduction of rivets: recessed and raised – mushroom type, as well as screws and Dzus fasteners.

The kit’s designer, Marcin Ciepierski, additionally designed “plugs” for the wheel wells, making it easier to paint these very precisely and richly detailed areas of the model. They are reusable and can also be used in the Hurricane IIC model.

More photos and information about the B wing of our Hurricane can be found in a separate article:

Mamy skrzydło do Hurricane Mk IIB w 1/48!

Clear sprue

The clear sprue allows the canopy to be assembled in a closed or opened position. Additionally, it includes lights, a mirror and a transparent part of the gunsight.

Transparent, three-dimensional, very glossy parts are difficult to photograph. To make it easier to make sure of the transparency of our canopy, we also took a photo of it against the background of the kit instructions.

Decals and masks

Decals and masks – as usual – are produced by Techmod. This guarantees the highest quality and precision of printing. The set includes decals for three very different markings: British, Polish and – box art – Canadian, each in a different camouflage!

More decals photos and informations about camouflage and markings in separate article:

Nowy Hurricane IIB w skali 1/48 – trzy malowania

Pre-cut and self-adhesive masks made of excellent Japanese “kabuki” paper will facilitate efficient and precise painting of wheels and canopy.

Kit instructions

The kit comes with detailed, multi-coloured assembly and painting instructions.

The whole instructions is shown in separate article:

Hurricane Mk IIB 1/48 – instrukcja modelu 40007

Buy Hurricane kits online at Armahobby.com!

See also:

Czy Hurricane Mk II Army w 1/48 jest dobry? Recenzje modelu

Hurribomber IIC trop znad Burmy 1/48

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