I have waited a while for a 48 scale kit that suited my modeling skills, and still I wait! This kit is nicely molded, but the fit is quite “fiddly”. I will post more as I work through this, but I had to remove a lot of locating ribs to fit the f[...]
1/72 Special Hobby, my first Firefly, I modified and replaced a few things, finished in Model Master, Xtracolor X5, enamels with Halo decals, Future and Xtraflat
Here are a few photos from Australian National Avation Museum at Moorabbin airport, Melbourne, Australia. Thought someone might like a "sit-around" in the cockpit of Fairey Firefly AS.6, WD 827. General impression is good view forward and to the[...]
During the last year of the Second World War, the Fairey Firefly F.R.I had proven itself the best British designed carrier strike aircraft used in the conflict. With the end of the war and the need to get rid of the U.S. carrier aircraft provid[...]
Firefly mania continued unabated in my workshop all summer! This is the newish Special Hobby kit completed as an example from 1770NAS, HMS Indefatigable during the "Operation Lentil" strike on Japanese refineries in Malaya. It still bears Ea[...]
This is the recent Special Hobby kit finished as a Dutch Navy example based in New Guinea. These were the last Fireflies in service anywhere, and were replaced by Hawker Hunters in 1962. The model assembles extremely well and really puts Speci[...]
The Firefly was a replacement for the Fairey Fulmer shipboard two-seat fighter. The British felt that over water flights were too exhausting, so they added a navigator / observer to share the load with the pilot. This may have provided some le[...]
One of my old works.
Modified the interior: the instruments, sight, replaced the second cockpit glazing, made lamp, rearview mirror. Wells made the wheel bays. Painted by Humbrol, Revell.
Best regards, Vlad.