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1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 Scale Model Airplane
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Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Squadron Leader Archie A. McKellar -- 605 Squadron, RAF Croydon, October 1940
Current Location: Private Collector


The Battle of Britain, which took place between July and November of 1940, was the largest air battle in history. The Royal Air Force prevailed through pilots who fought fearlessly to defend their country and people. During this battle, RAF pilots achieved high victory numbers while flying Spitfires and Hurricanes, as they were given the ace status. Among these aces was Squadron Leader Archie Ashmore McKellar, a Scottish native of small stature (5ft. 3” tall) who was a fearless pilot that took the skies during the Battle of Britain.

McKellar was credited with a total 17 victories, 3 shared, 5 probable and another 3 damaged during his career (5 Bf109E’s in a day on October 7th). Most people might remember his famous aircraft numbered UP-A P3308. With that machine Mckellar downed 13.5 airplanes, 4 probable and 1 damaged between August 15th and October 7th. This gave him the highest tally of victories scored by any Hurricane pilot during the Battle of Britain. McKellar passed away when he was shot down near Addisham while flying Hurricane UP-M, V6879.

I used Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale model airplane and Aeromaster’s decal sheet to create McKellar’s Hurricane. I installed an aftermarket seat and airbrushed the cockpit RAF interior green followed by a wash of Oxide Black and finally dry brushed with White. The aircraft was then airbrushed Dark Green and Dark Earth over Sky. For this project, I utilized ‘weighted’ after market wheels. Note the pilots personal marking beneath the cockpit. This is a nice replica of McKellar’s Battle of Britain Hurricane.

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Scale Model Airplane | Professionally built 1/48 scale Hasegawa model of a Hawker Hurricane Mk.1.
Scale Model Kit Photo 00 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Airplane Model Kit Image 01 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Plastic Scale Model Photo 02 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Image 03 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 04 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Airplane Image 05 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Model Kit Photo 06 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Airplane Scale Model Image 07 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 08 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Model Aircraft Kit Image 09 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Kit Image 10 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Airplane Model Kit Photo 11 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Plastic Scale Model Image 12 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Photo 13 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Plastic Model Airplane Image 14 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Airplane Photo 15 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Model Kit Image 16 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Airplane Scale Model Photo 17 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Aircraft Image 18 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Model Aircraft Kit Photo 19 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Kit Photo 20 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Airplane Model Kit Image 21 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Plastic Scale Model Photo 22 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Image 23 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 24 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Airplane Image 25 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Model Kit Photo 26 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Airplane Scale Model Image 27 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 28 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar
Model Aircraft Kit Image 29 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - Archie A. McKellar



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