1/72 Hawker Hurricane MkIIb, 232 RAF Squadron, 1942

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  1. wingnutz

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    Here's my second build in this series, a Hawker Hurricane MkIIb of 232 RAF Squadron, in Sqdn Ldr Richard Brooker's BE 208 "O", February 1942.

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    Should be good.
     
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    Did some detailing to make this Hurricane a MkIIb version from a MkI...

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    Nice work. A lot of modellers miss that oil trap flange behind the spinner.
     
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    subtle details sir...now if only someone can advice me on what color that spinner should be?

    as RAF, RNZAF aircraft should have black spinners in this era, though i'm not sure if squadron leaders get to choose their spinner colors...
     
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    I'd guess it would be black. The use of coloured spinners wasn't very prevalent in that theatre of operations, and even in other theatres, it wasn't as common as many think. It tended to be more of a 'Flight' colour or, towards then end of the war in Europe, more of an 'instant recognition' feature, when aircarft were operating from temporary bases, mixed in with other units using the same type of aircraft.
     
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    precisely, as this unit was actually mixed-up with RAAF and RNZAF squadrons during the conflict...

    as kallang was already in range of the enemy's artillery and eventually all the remaining aircraft were moved to batavia...relegating the kallang airfield as a forward airstrip for emergencies...
     
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    Great work !!
     
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    In a book I have, called the RNZAF in South East Asia 1941-42, there is a photo
    of one of the Hurricanes given as replacements to 488 Squadron
    for Buffaloes lost through attrition or otherwise (too lttle too late)

    The photo has neither a black or Sky spinner, possibley Dk Green or
    even Dk Earth.

    Regards

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    Nice work so far.:)
     
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    Thats amazing, nicely done!
     
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    Nice work Glenn!:D
     
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    I love the scratch work. looking good
     
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    this project is done folks...

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    Wow, 12 MG's...nice!
     
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    Probably a dumb question: The outer machine guns protude from the wing, where these covered with cloth also?
     
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    Yes. The fabric was doped over the flash suppressor.
     
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    Excellent! What's next for your Singapore build?
     
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