'Hawker Hurricane, Mark 1A' by John Elwell, 2010
A magnificent and entirely unique 7.5:1 scale sculptural model of the single–seat Hawker Hurricane fighter plane, (Mark 1A) of 1937 vintage, the hand-crafted aluminium panels formed over a space frame, incorporating cockpit with pilot and canopy detail, rudders, squadron markings ‘SOK’, a solid completely hand-carved aluminium propeller and landing gear.
As with all John Elwell pieces, the Hurricane is a unique, one-off piece, and represents almost 1,000 hours of highly-skilled workmanship. The model mounted on a cantilevered hardwood display base, fully adjustable with alun key, bearing a silver engraved plaque signed John Elwell and numbered 1/1, dated 2010.
An engraving to under the right wing dedicates the piece ‘In memory of W/Cdr Paul Bingham Elwell D.F.C M.R.E 1910 – 1962’.