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Widge
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I need to built a scale model of a Mk 1 Hawker Hurricane for a new painting and can anyone suggest the best model to buy for I require accurate external detail, but without all the fine cockpit or engine detail.

Also, what scale would be best – 1/48 or 1/32 ?

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I think that the best model for external detail at 1/48 or 1/32 would be Hasegawa. Failing that Eduard. Airfix do both these scales and they are Ok but not as shrap on the molding.But having built a 1/48 Hasegawa I was delighted. I hope this helps

Andy

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Yep, I’d go with the 48th Hasegawa’s too. They look the most accurate to me and detail is superb for the scale.

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Thanks guys. That’s good advice. Just got to find one now ’cause they seem to be as rare a rocking horse pooh.

A combination of ebay and patients will be the order of the day I reckon.

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the question should realy be do you want it as a shape for artist modelling or for a display model too

if only as an artist model the cheaper airfixes are more than suited , readily available cheap and a relatively easy build !!

you will probably end up cross refrencing photos anyway for detail changes , difrent markings etc !!

sure you will get modellers that rivet count moan about a mm short fins etc

but it will all look correct enough in the painting

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I’d go Hasegawa as well – superb kit!

FYI ~ These days I generally shoot models (except for my current Frecce Tricolori piece, where it was much simpler just to do DG projections of the 5-ship wedge formation wink) as a basis – repeat basis – for my final outline drawings. When I am in the market for a kit – as I will be soon for a new commission to be completed next year – I generally check these two sites first; I’ve relied on them many times over the years:

http://www.hyperscale.com/
(good discussion – you will probably find “your” kit of interest discussed/featured here).

and …

http://modelingmadness.com/kit…..exmain.htm
(excellent reviews of many, many kits, with great build notes for those of us “modelling-challenged” … well, we build them *quick* and need just the facts, ma’am!).

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