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1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 instrument panel

product # AS24 HUA  for 3.95 

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 25 2010

 

The dotted lines on the photo above are there to protect the decal artwork and are not what you will see on the actual decal sheet.

This new release from airscale gives you scale replacement upgrade decals for the Airfix 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 instruments panel.  This is are stunning representation of the real aircraft instrument panel in 1:24 fine scale to enable you to upgrade kit instrument panel with a more accurate instrument panel.

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The decals are very clearly printed and in perfect register.

The 2 pages of instructions are clear and include all necessary info about how to install this instrument panel decal.  You can also find photos on the airscale website of various instrument panels which will assist you in finishing your instrument panel. 

Each set includes:

  • One piece decal for the Instrument Panel

  • Separate additional instrument dial for the compass

  • Sheet of optically clear replacement simulated instrument glass

  • Fully illustrated instructions

Airscale instrument decals can be used either;

  • Behind kit instrument panel parts, mounted on a backplate
  • Applied on top of a kit panel.  (Decal setting solutions may be required)

With all the larger scale kits being released, not to mention the older 1/24 Airfix kits, it is good to see these new decals being released.  airscale also has an ever growing selection of instrument panel decals for other models you are working on.  The gloss plastic sheet will give your instruments the perfect look of real glass.

One very good installation option that is mentioned in the instructions is to create a flat backing panel the same shape as the instrument panel.  Apply the decal to the backing panel, trim the clear acetate panel and apply that to the decal.  Drill out the instruments on the kit instrument panel and apply that over the clear acetate panel.  Thinning the kit instrument panel might be necessary for accuracy.

I would like to thank airscale for providing me with this review sample.

You can buy these and other individual instrument and instrument panel decals directly from the airscale website.

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Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford