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.
Hope you like it!
Nice looking Sea Fury !
Thanks Dale; much appreciated.
Good lookin' presentation, Tony.
Excellent job on this one Tony! A fine build and beautiful finish makes this one sparkle like a diamond. Well done!
Thanks Morne. These new Airfix kits give a lot of satisfaction.
Great job on the Airfix Sea Fury. Also, thanks for showing us that this kit can be built without having to spend a fortune on aftermarket.
Thanks Marvin. Lots of articles on the web for the Sea Fury & in the event she was easier to build than I anticipated. The cockpit opening is so small you can't see anything & what's more, it's all black: there's a saving straight away! In retrospect, the only items I should have used were a air of resin wheels. Maybe next time?
Nice work, Tony. That’s the cleanest kit cowling I’ve seen assembled on one of these yet.
Thank you John. I gave the cowling ring a few swipes with a sanding stick; also the rear portion. Seemed to do the job OK. I did rescribe the cowling catches etc. as my references indicated they should be a little higher up. Used evergreen strip; seemed to do the job.
Beautiful Sea Fury! Looks great.
Thanks Robert. I was torn between the earlier version with the lower demarcation t the DSG & this one, but I've already done the Trumpeter kit like that so the later style won.
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Very smart looking Sea Fury Tony, clean and sharp build.