Maly Hawker Hurricane Mk 1

Discussion in 'First Impressions Kit Reviews' started by Darwin, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Darwin

    Darwin Member

    Model: Hawker Hurricane Mk. 1
    Publisher: Maly Modelarz, 6/2002
    Scale: 1:33
    Format: Hardcopy
    Distributor: Lighthouse Modelart

    Five parts pages (one thin paper, 4 cardstock). Sufficiently detailed construction diagrams for all but the least experienced card modelers to successfully perform the build. The parts are printed on good quality card stock. Level of detail marginal. Model has a cockpit with rudimentary amount of detail, mostly depicted as 2D graphics (instruments are depicted, but detail level in the graphics is very basic). No wheel wells. Printing quality is adequate. No noticable color voids, good color registration. Draftmanship good. Artwork fair, more cartoonish in style than realistic. No attempt at shading or weathering. Construction method is the usual Maly Modelarz butt-jointed segments. Kit is presently available from Lighthouse Modelart for about $5 US, and is frequently available on Ebay. I would not recommend this model to absolute beginners, but would be a good kit selection for anyone having mastered the basic papermodeling skills. Overall grade a C+, with a good value-for-cost rating.

    Instructions: B
    Paper quality: B
    Level of detail: C-
    Printing quality: B
    Artwork: C+
    Value for money: B-
    Skill level: Intermediate

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