I wasn't aware that Airfix produced a Sea Hurricane MkIIc until it appeared on another Hawker Weather Build blog, but I was very pleased when I received this kit. Altogether, it is a fine offering, with a high quality box, sharp, crisp mouldings, and three options illustrated on a separate, all-colour instruction sheet:
This is a RAF version for the Battle of the Imphal, one of those crucial, history changing events that are little known today. Fittingly, and unusually, I noticed that this kit is made in India, as opposed to China. Whichever manufacturer in India made it, they did a good job. However, I won't be using any of the three suggested finishes just yet, as I intend to make an Operation Torch Sea Hurricane in faux USAF markings.
Even if I managed kit perfection with the Hurricane, I wouldn't ever come remotely close to the perfection of this Dutch Iris that I photographed in my garden around 8 pm this evening, on the first warm, sunny day for a very long time:
What an amazing, intricate, complex flower, and in a blue that would need more than a Monet, or a Picasso to catch.