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1/48 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 Plastic Model Airplane
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1/48 Scale Hasegawa Model
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Squadron Leader James "Ginger" Lacey -- Kenley, September 1940
Current Location: Private Collector


Although outshone by the grace and speed of the legendary Spitfire, the Hurricane was the RAF's front-line aircraft during the Battle of Britain. This sturdy, reliable fighter is still remembered with affection by the pilots who flew it. Surprisingly, the Hurricane was responsible for destroying more enemy aircraft than its partner, the Spitfire, during the infamous battle.

Among the high scoring Hurricane pilots was British native James "Ginger" Lacey, who flew with the 501 Squadron during that period. While flying this particular aircraft (SD-F, V7357), Lacey claimed 3 destroyed and 1 damaged Bf109E, 1 destroyed He111 and one damaged Do17. His tally rose to 15 ½ victories, making him the most successful pilot of the 501 Squadron and second to Polish ace Josef Frantisek (17 victories) for most Hurricane victories during the Battle of Britain.

I used Model Master RAF Dark Green and Dark Earth to paint the fuselage, upper wings and stabilizer surfaces of this plastic model airplane. Under surfaces were painted RAF Sky. There were several aftermarket parts utilized for this project as well, such as photo-etch seatbelts and Moskit exhaust pipes.

Special thanks go out to Erik Whipple and James Lacey’s grandnephew, Lee Lacey, who assisted me and shared detailed information about Lacey’s aircraft codes and serial numbers. This is an outstanding replica of Squadron Leader James "Ginger" Lacey’s famous aircraft.

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Plastic 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
Airplane Model Kit Image 01 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
Plastic Scale Model Photo 02 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Model Kit Photo 06 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Scale Model Aircraft Photo 08 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
Model Aircraft Kit Image 09 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Airplane Model Kit Photo 11 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Model Kit Image 16 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
Airplane Scale Model Photo 17 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Airplane Model Kit Image 21 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
Plastic Scale Model Photo 22 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Plastic Model Airplane Photo 24 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Model Kit Photo 26 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
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Model Aircraft Kit Image 29 | 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1



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