1/32 Scale Hawker Sea Fury T 20 “DREADNOUGHT’ Fisher Model and Pattern.
Here are some work in progress pictures of my Sea Fury that I am converting to the air racer Dreadnought. I had to make a few modifications to get the look of the real race plane, not to difficult at all, I am sure you will notice the work I have done so far.
What was really cool was that Paul included the longer cowl that accommodates the Pratt & Whitney R-4360-63 engine, as well as the racing propeller. He also included some racing wheels and he sent me the markings for the aircraft that I had made into a decal sheet at MAV Decals here in South Africa (these guys are fantastic, if you are looking for any SAAF markings, they have them all, and their prices are really good as well.)
The Polyurethane resin was a real challenge, some of the parts, such as the wing were slightly out of shape, but a little hot water managed to get them ok. The real issue so far has been with the aluminum paint from AK. I cant use the language here on this site, but it was CR #@%$*&@#%$*AP, to say the least, as you start with air brushing at low pressure it is as if the paint starts ok and then gets really blotchy, and patchy. Then you have to water paper the area and start again, this has been so frustrating to say the least. Give me some Tamiya Paint any day.
I miss my scratch building...
Sorry about the pictures, I will post better ones later.
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