HobbyBoss FJ-4B Fury
I built this kit awhile ago, but haven’t displayed it much, so here goes. This is the old HobbyBoss kit in 1/48th scale. It is done OOB, using parts and decals that come with the kit. I think this kit is fairly basic, but it makes up into a pretty nice model. The plastic goes together well, but care must be taken around the nose (intake) area; alignment if the nose ring and intake can be tricky, as well as some gap issues here. I used super glue to get things attached and secured in the nose. Some lead fishing weights were glued iniside the nose, but I don’t recall how many grams I used.
The cockpit was rather basic, but looks OK when painted and displayed under a closed canopy.
Overall, I liked this kit. It was a quick, fun build, just the kind that we all need from time-to-time.
About the only construction issue was the are on the upper fuselage, just ahead of the stabs; the kit had too much curvature here so once again I used super glue to fill and correction the shape. Other than thi and the nose, the kit goes together OK.
I love the old hi-viz markings, especially on light gull grey/white, so I used the kit decals for a Marine VMF 323 bird. The kits black/yellow decals went on easily and I had no issues with them. I used the kit-provided ordnance, fuel tanks, and pylons to complete the build
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