Hobby Boss 1/48th Scale North American FJ-4 Fury
May 23, 2013 in Aviation
While I’m usually a “propeller” guy, I enjoy building early jet subjects from time to time for a change of pace. The FJ-4 was North American’s “Navalized” version of their famous F-86 Sabre. The kit was built for a good friend of mine who is an old marine and so appropriately depicts a Marine subject from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMF 232) nicknamed the “Red Devils”. The Red Devils are the oldest and most decorated fighter squadron in the Marine Corps. The model was a fun build, the kit exhibits crisp detail with no fit problems other than the main wing to fuselage join which is tricky due to the curve of parts. The build is OOB with the addition of some added detail behind the ejection seat.
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