It's been less then a week since my last update, but the Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk1 build has crossed the finish line in what is for me record breaking time of just 2 months and a few days. Of course, I've also finally retired at the ripe old age of 70, so I've been able to model just about every day during these winter months.
As I said at the start of this build, this is my 1st Airfix kit since I 1st came back to modeling in the mid 1970s, when my brother found a strange new type of hobby shop in Syosset New York, dedicated to just plastic modeling: The Squadron shop.
I've read kit reviews, followed builds, and watched videos on the new Airfix kits, and everyone raves about them. Well, I've joined that group for sure. Airfix in my book is the equal to just about all the major manufactures, while also offering incredible pricing. And while I still avoid Tamiya decals like the plaque, Airfix's decals were simply superb.
Overall, the build was fun, relaxing, without any surprises or issues if one follows the instructions. My only nagging issue is one that I caused, has nothing to do with Airfix, and that's the Antenna wires. I've always made them with stretched spure, pulled as thin as I can make them. While that method is perfect for my days in 1/72 scale, I've been wondering if they're just to thin for 1/48 scale. So I made these wires somewhat thicker, but now I'm not sure if they're too thick. I haven't painted them as yet as I can't make up my mind one way or the other. So please, let me know what all of you think.
Thanks to all that have been along for the journey from day one and have stayed the course. As always thanks so much for your support and suggestions, as they all mean a great deal to me. Below is the final set of pictures taken right after the Hurricane Mk1 crossed the line.