crashed hurricane model diorama  Crashed Hawker Hurricane Model Diorama, Hornchurch(Image: Lightningboy2000, cc-nc-nd-3.0)

This image by Lightningboy2000 brilliantly captures a model Hawker Hurricane crash diorama, set in the Pacific theatre during World War Two.  The model, which appeared at the Hornchurch Southern Expo in 2010, reflects the level of realism and detail that can be achieved even in 1/72 scale.  If you’re into model making and historic recreation, there really are no limits to the imagination, as stirring wartime scenes can be recreated in less space than is taken up by a computer keyboard.

Keep reading – if you enjoyed this 1/72 scale model, check out these full scale replica Hurricanes and Spitfires, as well as these mock-up aircraft used as film props.