Arma Hobby 1/48 Hurricane Mk.IIc (40004)

This article is dedicated to Arma Hobby 1/48 Hurricane Mk.IIc (40004). Kit comes as a new-tooled release from Polish manufacturer. We had a chance to check their 1/72 scale releases, but some modelers were asking for a "bigger" model, so here it is. While the aircraft itself doesn't require extra introduction, the main question will be whether we get here just scaled up copy or something completely different. Well, here is the commercial sample, so you can expect the same details, parts and features as in what you will see in the video-review and on the photos. Let's open this box and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with the "smaller brother" of this kit.
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I recommend you to check this video where I show all parts even closer.

There are three frames in total. On the first one you will find two fuselage halves and some external elements - bombs and fuel tanks. One-piece propeller looks fine and offers two assembly versions.

Both fuselage halves are molded without tail fin. I guess it was done in order to make the design more flexible in terms of different versions. External features look nice as you can see on the photo above.

Note that top cowling cover is separated into two halves, so you will have to be careful while joining everything together. There are also guiding pins which will help you during assembly.

Next frame is a bit more busy with smaller elements. Arma Hobby placed here tail surfaces as well as landing gear parts. Note that tail fin and tailwings should be glued out of two halves.

Cockpit will be assembled on top of wing subassembly. Out of the box features look great, but I have no doubt that we will see aftermarket support for this model. :)

Last grey sprue is dedicated to wing parts. External features look great, but wing mechanization is molded in. I was hoping to see separate elements in 1/48 scale, but here we are.

Note that there are several machine gun barrel versions. Check your references for the right pick.

Clear frame is packed into separate plastic bag. Overall molding quality looks great and you can open the cockpit with those parts.

Arma Hobby also included pre-cut masks which you can use for the canopy and landing gear wheels. Decals come from Techmod, so overall quality looks great. There are also some decals for the cockpit.

All three markings can be seen on the photo below. Of course, you can also find some aftermarket set for your build.

Kit also features errata to some of the steps, so be sure to follow those updated recommendations.

Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

New aircraft should be already available for purchase. Yes, this is not the first one to copy the famous Hurricane in popular scale, but we still get pretty awesome offering. Just take a look at the photos and video above, and you will see a decent set. It is actually a great display of what can be achieved with modern design and molding technologies. Moreover, such model will definitely get aftermarket support, so fans of tuning will have some space to play on. Overall even the standard package packs a decent punch for its price, so I definitely recommend to check Arma Hobby kit if you would like to build your own British fighter.
Get this and other kits on Arma Hobby website.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Great external and internal features
  • Several assembly options
  • Great decals
  • Masks included


  • Cowling panels premolded
  • Wing mechanisation premolded

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