As I've said before, the harsh, critical light thrown on a build by the camera just adds to my admiration for the skill and patience of the modellers that grace the pages of the hobby press.
I'm rather a fan of the Hurricane, so the 94 Squadron IIc Trop will go onto the shelf with others from the same stable; for example a Portuguese Hurricane IIc:
I can't remember what kit the Portuguese IIc is, but it wasn't an Academy kit, and the decals were aftermarket. The Hurricane MkI below is an Airfix, with a few additions:
The main issue that needs to be addressed with this Airfix kit is that there is no cockpit floor, or wing insert, so having the undercarriage down necessitates the addition of wheel wells, some piping and other bits and pieces. The Romanian markings were taken from the old Matchbox Me Bf109E kit, with the addition of the tail number, and the two shades of yellow theatre markings. There should be a mascot of a St. George Mickey Mouse - but I decided that it represented Yellow 5 before the squadron cartoonist got to work.
Finally, all three together:
Many thanks indeed to PLASTIC WARRIORS for initiating the Hawker Weather Build - what a cracking idea, and a great way to make e-contact with like-minded kit bashers across the globe.