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Allan J Withers
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Hawker Sea Fury FB 11, WH 589, 115, 724 Sqn RAN, HMAS Albatross, Nowra NSW, 1962.

February 15, 2023 · in Aviation · · 30 · 0.8K

, I started working on this in 2007, off and on till finishing in early 2021.

This was one of two display aircraft, The other being WH 588, 114.

I modified a few things along the way, brass wire and tube for the prop', drilled the exhausts, replaced the kit engine with a Bristol Hercules as I couldn't find a Centaurus at the time, they are around now, maybe an engine change ! primed with MM 35042 with a coat of Xtracolor X 23 over it, Aussie Decals, Xtradecal X72260 and others on with Pledge.

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  1. Great looking model Allan. Really like the dark blue paint.

  2. Yet another amazing model, my friend Allan! Your usual extra work is evident, this Sea Fury looks wonderful! The Hercules engine looks great too, maybe an engine change would be puristically correct, but the Hercules is still acceptable.

  3. Great looking Sea Fury, Allan, that paintwork is especially eye-catching.

  4. Nicely done, Allan.

  5. Nice clean work, Allan. Love the scheme.

  6. Very nice work and modification Allan. Looks super.

  7. A great addition to your already impressive collection, Allan @kalamazoo
    The excellent result gives it the impression to be a much bigger model.

  8. Those SH kits can be challenging - looks like you whipped this one into shape! The Aussies had a nice scheme for the Sea Fury.

  9. Great job on your Aussie Sea Fury Allan. Looks great!

  10. Can’t rush quality Allan, impressive work on your Sea Fury.
    Looks like it’s firing on all cylinders with the Herc engine.

  11. Fantastic work Allan. Lovely in this dark blue color. And...great to be back again and see your work. Cheers, Ferry.

  12. Beautiful Aussie Sea Fury, Allan.

  13. A stunning build Alan. I love this scheme, may have to do one myself.

  14. Nice! Great looking Sea Fury, a real eye catching build.

  15. Very nice paiting!

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