Peter Carmichael’s Korean War “MiG Killer” Hawker Sea Fury
I started work on this airplane about 5-6 years ago. I stopped working on scale models for several reasons but this Sea Fury and the Mirage F-1 that I did as a CSAF plane were about half-finished and they taunted me to complete them for years. Well, this year I made a New Year’s resolution to resume building and I finished the Sea Fury. It’s the 1/48 Hobbycraft kit. It’s pretty much an OOB build, although I did detail the cockpit a little, and I added some doo-dads to detail the landing gear and bays. I used a vac-canopy from Squadron, the dark gray is Humbrol, the Sky type -S is ModelMaster enamel. The stripes were done in MM acrylic flat-white and a custom-mixed dark gray with Humbrol. Cannons are hypo tubing inside brass tube. Decals are the AeroMaster “Sea Fury Pt. 1” 48-702 set. I had a lot of trouble with the canopy; I had a hard time fitting it, and after it was finally attached I saw a lot of “cr*p” inside the canopy and a nice big glue smear-inside too of course. Oh well, I was really tired of fighting this one and let it go as it was. All in all, it turned out as another pretty fair “four footer”. At least I hope it looks good from 4 feet away. So, that said, here’s Lt. Peter Carmichael’s “MiG Killer” Sea Fury, at an unlikely stop in central Texas.
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