With great pride and joy, we announce that the Arma Hobby 1/48 Hurricane kit line has been awarded the gold medal “Model of the Year 2024” by the famous German magazine Modell Fan. The winners of this prestigious award in the modelling industry are announced every year in February at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.


Although the company’s portfolio already includes several such awards, this year’s medal is special – for the first time we were awarded for a plastic model kit in the very demanding 1/48 scale!

Sea Hurricane Mk IIc – 1/48 supermodel with 3D prints

To celebrate this, we decided to release a unique Hurricane kit using medal-winning sprues in 1/48 scale: Sea Hurricane Mk IIc with three unique markings and a big set of precise 3D-printed details.


The box’s contents are primarily highly detailed plastic sprues with the finest surface details including recessed and raised riveting (in line with the original), which won not only a gold medal but also excellent ratings from reviewers and modellers worldwide.

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

The uniqueness of this kit is determined by a large set of 3D resin prints, allowing easy conversion to the Sea Hurricane standard: the fuselage bottom and arrestor hook (conversion does not require cutting plastic parts!), as well as precise details such as gun barrels, exhaust tubes and a seat with seatbelts – in a quality impossible to obtain in plastic.


The liveries are also unique: “7K” – a killer of the four-engine Junkers Ju-290, i.e. a boxart white fighter from the aircraft carrier HMS Nairana; “S-like-Sugar” with a pin-up girl unique in the conservative Royal Navy, and a British plane with American stars painted to confuse the French during Operation Torch – the landing in French North Africa.

Sea Hurricane Mk IIc w Bitwie o Atlantyk

Sea Hurricane w operacji Torch

All this will allow you – without the need to buy additional accessories – to build an extremely impressive and superbly detailed Sea Hurricane Mk IIc model in 1/48 scale!

This is already the seventh medal!

This is the seventh “Model of the Year” medal in the Arma Hobby portfolio! Our following kits previously received it:

  • P-39 Airacobra 1/72 (2023)
  • P-51B/C Mustang 1/72 (2022)
  • Yak-1b 1/72 (2020)
  • Grumman F2F-1 (2016) (resin kit released under Attack Squadron brand)
  • F8F Bearcat (2015) (resin kit released under Attack Squadron brand)
  • Polish Soldier Figure “Berlin 1945” – (2011) (under Adalbertus brand).

Medal Promotion for 1/48 models

Starting today, you can pre-order Sea Hurricane Mk IIc and other Hurricanes and PZL P.11c in 1/48 scale in the Medal Promotion with a large discount and in promotional bundles. The bigger the bundle, the bigger the discount!


Pre-ordered kits will be shipped from March 15.

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