Airfix Sea Fury FB.11
Well done Airfix! Having read all the reports about this kit, I thought I would pre-empt any problems by getting in a few resin after market bits & pieces in advance. In the event I hardly used any. In the cockpit I chose the resin side walls but not the entire tub, seat & instrument panel. I did use the resin gunsight however & Eduard seat belts too; but that’s all. Airfix pay attention to reports & have included an entire extra corrected fuselage sprue to overcome the slight imperfection in the fin. Cowling fit was not an issue & the kit exhausts were already opened up, so no problems there. Overall fit was excellent, but I did have to do a fair bit of sanding to align the fit at the wing folds: probably my fault (I’ll do them differently on the next one). I used the decals from the kit & found them excellent , if a little reluctant to settle down to begin with. Paints were Tamiya & Model Master acrylics with a home brew satin to finish. Weathering is minimal; just a touch around the exhausts & wing roots. The kit provides plenty of under wing stores but I tend to prefer a lean, clean look so I just settled for drop tanks this time round.
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