Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury FB.II, Fuerza Aerea Revolucionaria

November 6, 2019 · in Aviation · · 13 Comments

Some more Latin-American stuff from my father.
kit (export version), Quickboost gunsight (kit has none), Eduard Superfabric RAF seatbelts, Barracuda Studios replacement resin cowl, a scratch part for the missing headrest cushion.
Initially intended to use decals from Blackbird Models for the rudder, but the red triangle was too long and you would have had to paint the blue and white stripes anyway. So my dad decided to mask and paint the complete Cuban flag. Only the white stars are decals from a Microscale WW2 US vehicle markings sheet.
Gunze H309 FS34079 and AK Real Color US Interior Yellow-Green used for the camo.

After a bunch of Cuban aircraft were destroyed by airstrikes and an invasion became imminent, the FAR added additional field camo to their remaining aircraft for better ground coverage, each looked different. The colors used are subject of discussions, my dad chose the above ones.

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13 responses

  1. Don’t care about colour accuracy, even more with such obscure subject as a revolutionary Cuban AF from the 50’s, this Sea Fury is the most interesting one I have ever seen made. Nothing short of spectacular! Thumbs up

  2. Nice job Reinhard, great to see this aircraft in this unusual scheme.!

  3. Really nice, Reinhard! Love the paint scheme.

  4. Nice work, looks great!

  5. Fantastic camouflage scheme, well done!

  6. Ok - I didn't think I needed another Sea Fury in my collection, but now I HAVE to make one of these! Looks fantastic. Love the scheme, and the execution is excellent.

  7. I agree with Pedro, and this model provides inspiration to me to do an FAR Sea Fury, which I have long considered doing.

    Beautiful work by your father on this one!

  8. Now that's some thing different, looks great!

  9. I've actually seen this bird, or one very like it, in Havana at the Parque de la Revolución. It's a motley bunch of planes and vehicles to be sure. I'm with Pedro: great, obscure stuff.

  10. All of the above. Well done

  11. Wow, very nice indeed.

  12. I like this one a lot Reinhard.

  13. Thanks for your kind words, appreciated!

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