Hurricane 1b, Z7015 (G-BKTH) - No. 880 Sqdn. Fleet Air Arm, HMS Indomitable,
Archive - Survivors.
Of my nine Corgi Hurricanes, this is definitely the favorite. It is
also the first Hurricane produced by Corgi after it was taken over
by Hornby. The new management did a great job cleaning up the fit
and finish during the manufacturing process. The canopy now fits better
and the engine cover is snug against the nose (where before it often
sat too high because of un-cut mold flash). If Corgi can keep this
level of manufacturing quality, then the mold has a lot more potential
than I would have assumed.
The revised mold has a tailhook which was worked nicely into a recess
under the tail. The colors are excellent and very well applied. Even
the prop is put together well, where in previous models it was often
loose. One oddity is the pilot, which has a blank, featureless face
-- sort of like pinkish-colored marshmallow-man.
I would buy one each of any future versions of this model. The Hurricane
mold has been under-utilized by Corgi, and since it is the only high-quality
version in this scale, it would behoove Corgi to get hopping with
new product before Hobby Master steals a march by putting out an even