A painting and modelling post this week. Although I’ve some wargames knights on my painting queue, I had the time to build and paint the Airfix 1:72 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk I. A nice little kit of a fantastic aeroplane that did the majority of the heavy lifting during the Battle of Britain in the skies over England in the summer of 1940, while ceding most of the glory to its flashy comrade in arms, the Supermarine Spitfire. In saying that, this Hurricane is painted to a slightly earlier scheme (the underside is in black and white), making it more appropriate to the Phony War and the Battle for France in late ’39 early 1940.

As much as I enjoy building these, it’s the painting part that’s my real interest, with the camouflage and weathering techniques being particularly attractive to me. So, here’s my little Hurricane:

I had a go at some chipping around the cockpit frame and mud and dust where I reckoned it was appropriate. Plenty of practice needed to get this looking good, but I’m happy with the overall result.

Don’t forget, the audiobook edition for The First Officer – Alpha Protocol 2 is now available for preorder, with release scheduled for 4 April. You can get a copy on Amazon/Audible, here:


Here’s a sample of the narration, by Scott Aiello:

That’s all I’ve got for this week. See you all again next Monday!

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