After years of development, Special Hobby has released their new tool Westland Whirlwind Mk. I “Cannon Fighter,” making this the first example of the type ever kitted in 1/32 scale.
The offering (SH32047) is described as “highly detailed” with “accurate and well researched decals.” The model portrays the fighter variety of the type, and includes ten styrene sprues and one with clear parts. Marking options are provided for four machines ranging from the earlier green and brown camouflage to the later grey and green schemes:
1. P6985, HE-J, No.263 Squadron RAF, Exeter Air Base, March 1941
2. P7061, HE-A, No.263 Squadron RAF, Charmy Down Airfield, September 1941
3. P7118, HE-F, “Bellows Argentina No.2,” Pilot S/L Eelse, No.263 Squadron RAF, Colerne Airfield, Wiltshire, Winter 1941/42
4. P7081, HE-E, “Bellows Argentina No.3,” No.263 Squadron RAF, Charmy Down Airfield, October 1941
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