with my RCAF historical theme and my connection with Boundary Bay airport, I
chose the Hasegawa Hurricane to represent an aircraft of 133 Sqdn RCAF based
at The Bay during Oct 1942 to June 1943. Airframe 5398 is a Canadian
built Mk XIIB which was donated to the squadron on 16 July 1942 and named
"March of Dimes".
This model was modified using some of Ultracast's
goodies as seen here.
Ultracast seat and armour plate were used in the cockpit, finished with
Polly Scale paint and a bit of dry-brushing with Flat Aluminum.
were re-scribed to reflect the paneling on a Mk XIIB, 12 gun aircraft.
The leading edge was drilled for the gun positions and the #5 gun muzzles
were added from the spares box.
Ultracast engine front and propeller assembly are a beautiful addition,
fitting perfectly into the front of the fuselage.
As this was built during
the coldest part of the winter of 2005, I hand brushed the underside Sky and
the topside Dark Earth. The Dark Green was airbrushed using the tape
and thread method for a soft edge, followed by hand brushing the Polly Scale
Decals were added from the kit and the model was hand brushed with two
coats of Polly Scale Clear Satin.
|There is no
serial number shown on this model because during this period, all home
defense aircraft serials were painted over for security reasons. 133
Sqn was responsible for shooting down 2 Japanese fire balloons, a number of
which did set fires in the forests of British Columbia during WW2.