Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC – Hispano Mk.1 20mm Cannons
Master Model is an aftermarket supplier that offers modelers the opportunity to add exceptional turned metal parts to their models. Generally, the sets are available for builders in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scale. Most builders who prefer to add aftermarket gun barrels, refueling probes, antennas and pitot tubes to their aircraft models are quite familiar with Master Model’s line of excellent detail parts.
This set (AM-72-066) provides highly detailed 1:72 scale Hispano Mk. 1 cannon (with flat recoil springs) for the Hawker Hurricane Mk IIC. The parts may be used to replace the injection molded ones in Revell, Airfix, Hasegawa, Academy, Smer, Matchbox and Heller kits. In some cases, they simply will drop into place, in others a little surgery may be required. Holes may need to be drilled in the leading edge to accept the fairing and barrel combination or a kits’ molded wing fairing may be drilled to accept only the cannon barrel.
Note - the outboard and inboard cannon fairings are different sizes. The instruction sheet packed with the parts clearly shows which ones are which and how to position them.
The photos below show how small the parts are and how well they are detailed. Comparing them to the injection molded ones from an Airfix kit shows how much better they look. Tweezers will be helpful to assemble things and everything will need to be attached with super glue.
This set is highly recommended to average model builders who have a pin vice, a pair of tweezers, some super glue and the desire to greatly enhance the details of their next Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC.