Well, I've been torn over whether or not to enter this GB, as I really should be focussing on the P-39 and Corsair builds, and with plenty else going on, finding the time would be difficult. On the other hand, my stash is full of old relics perfectly suited to this topic. But! I have plans to heavily detail most of them, and would never be satisfied with a quick, OOB build, raised rivets and all. What to do?
I looked at and rejected a number of possibilities, before coming across this in my stash:
When I opened the box, I was struck by the realisation that this was actually one of Dan's kits, bought by Ron, which he then graciously forwarded to me. This makes it the perfect choice!
In fact, it's not really a kit, so much as a box full of Hurricane parts, with enough airframe components to build 2 models, plus 2 Warbirds cockpits and a set of Warbirds ragwing conversion parts:
So, I've decided to build two Hurricanes - one ragwing Mk I and one metal wing Mk I. Yep, I'm a glutton for punishment. The fabric wing parts are a little battered, but should still be usable. They're very heavy, though!
There are 3 sets of markings in the box - 2 old kit sheets, and a Superscale sheet. All of them feature Stanford Tuck's DT•A, however, so not exactly a lot of choice there. I'm happy to use the SS sheet on one of the builds, but will obviously need to source something else for the other build.
Not being anything like a Hurricane expert, my first question is, was Stanford-Tuck's DT•A an early fabric wing machine, or did it have metal wings?