I've used Sky decals before, and been very pleased with them. The Hurricane I've been aiming at was a
Mk IIc Trop of 94 Squadron, RAF, Western Desert, late 1942, HL735, nicely illustrated in the Sky booklet that goes with the decal sheet. Er ... the sheet does not have the serial HL735. Uh? OK, no need to panic, the same squadron also included HL855 in the same finish, code O-P. So, decided to go for that. The code was on the sheet, although I'm not sure about the colour, but ... no HL855 !!! Dam' and blast! The annoying thing is that as far as I can tell all the other options are on the sheet, which is very full:
Note the nice US style wing and fuselage markings for Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Hurricanes in Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa). The idea there was that the French chappies wouldn't be so keen to shoot down US aircraft, as opposed to those of Perfidious Albion. That didn't really work (they might have used scent those blighters, but they weren't stupid), and FAA Hurricanes actually came off rather badly.
Anyway, despite the difficulties, the Hurricane now looks like:
Tomorrow evening the weathering begins.
On the Cuban front, I'm hoping for a quick gluing session this evening, to turn the disjecta membra below
Into two mortar teams for the overmatched invasion force. Difficulties permitting.