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  1. After the Tempest and the Yak-3 a Special Hobby well known representative is reported having said at the Eday2016 the Czech company is working on 1/32nd Hawker Typhoon, Hawker Sea Fury and Westland Whirlwind kits. To be followed. UPDT - Westland Whirlwind thread: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235015220-132-westland-whirlwind-by-specialhobby/ V.P.
  2. What is this bulge on (every) the Sea Fury wing? And why is it not on the Airfix kit?
  3. So a project in the near future will be to recreate Sea Fury 1st prototype SR661. This had the shorter vertical tail, short hook and a four-bladed prop, at least at first, which is how I intend to model her. My question is - what colours was she painted in, specifically the undersides? During WWII, British prototypes were often painted with Yellow undersides, and that is how photos of her look. BUT these photos could also be interpreted as MSG or Sky, and I have seen profiles with both. What is the learned opinion of this forum?
  4. Hi, does anyone know if Iraqi Sea Furys carried underwing armament (RPs or bombs)? Perhaps unsurprisingly I am finding it difficult to find pics. Thanks
  5. Be gentle with me it's my first time.... Here for your viewing pleasure is my Airfix Sea Fury!! I've always loved Sea Furies so when Airfix brought this kit out, I had to have it. It's kind of languished for a little while, while life got in the way! My Sea Fury is finished OOB with the addition of the Barracuda cowling correction. Painted with a mix of Humbrol for the sky, and Vallejo for pretty much everything else!! 20200530_204105 by Chris Bryant, on Flickr 20200530_204027 by Chris Bryant, on Flickr 202005
  6. I was fossicking around in a cupboard in the back of the garage and found a bit of (my) modelling ancient history. Its the High Planes 1/72 Sea Fury - purchased way back in early 2000's, if not before, when I first started back in the hobby. It was my first experience of a limited run model, and it shows. Abandoned well over 10 years ago, and looking rather sad. I cleaned it up, and did the last few bits to finish it off (heaven knows how I managed to not lose the canopy). Doesn't look too bad. Paint is a patchwork of enamels and acrylics - and laid on rather thicker than
  7. Not all wingy things but most of them are but here is an overview of my most productive year of modelling in a very looooooooooong time. Some of them have been posted here some not. Overview 2019 From Left to right : Junkers 88 Mistel 1:48, Volkswagen Samba Bus 1;24 , Ki61 Hien 1:48, Fw190 A3 1:48, Austin MkIV armoured car 1:72, F100F 1:72, Hawker Sea Fury 1;48 and last but not least a scratch- built fantasy Sci-fi thingy called the "Commissar of Grievance' And in the close but no cigar category are Mirage F1A
  8. I'm excited to be finally building a Sea Fury, it's such an iconic fighter and seems a very popular subject on the forum. I was delighted to find one of the options will complement my Firefly, being from the same carrier air wing. I've never made a Special Hobby kit before, but my first impression is a good one. The plastic looks nice and there are even some resin parts, and two vac-form canopies. Nice decals too, though I wish they included the Korea stripes as my painting skills aren't really up to something so straight! Anyone got any spares that would fit!?
  9. A useful reference from the book 'With the carriers in Korea’ by John Lansdown' about the black and white identification stripes that Sea Furies and Fireflies had painted on their Wings and fuselage. Chapter Nine, HMS Ocean 5 May - 8 Nov 1952. Page 279: 'both squadrons (this would be 802 with Sea Furies and 825 with Fairey Fireflys) eliminated the black and white identification stripes on wings and fuselages of all the aircraft, an Admiralty instruction that had been issued so that enemy MiGs would have more difficulty seeing them'. The instruction was issue
  10. Hello, Sorry to say but I've gone lost concerning greys, or to be more exact Dark Sea Grey vs Extra Dark Sea Grey. And now I don't knew what to believe concerning what aircraft I can paint with wich grays. What I understand Extra Dark Sea Grey goes for NAA aircrafts and Dark Sea Grey for RAF aircrafts... ? And what about "Ocean Grey" ? Is it just for RAF wartime aircraft such as Spitfire and Tempest? Westland Wyvern S.4 Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky... Hawker Sea Fury Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky... Sea Harrier FRS 1 No.
  11. Hi! An rather late entry I am afraid. But I join in with an kit that is already for most parts are assembled and painted - my Frog Sea Fury. It started life as an "comparison build" with the Airfix 1/72 Sea Fury and the idea was to build them straight OOB. The "rule" was make it simple and without time consuming work. When comparing the two kits during the build it was soon clear that the old Frog kit was the better one of the pair. So the work on the Airfix kit stopped and the work continued on the Frog kit. The fit was good with no filler at all. I just sa
  12. This is the old 1/48 Hobbycraft kit. A model that's at least 10 years old now. It’s pretty much an OOB build, although I did detail the cockpit a little, and I added some doo-dads to detail the landing gear and bays. I used a vac-canopy from Squadron, the dark gray is Humbrol, the Sky type -S is ModelMaster enamel. The stripes were done in MM acrylic flat-white and a custom-mixed dark gray with Humbrol. Cannons are hypo tubing inside brass tube. Decals are the AeroMaster “Sea Fury Pt. 1” 48-702 set. I had a lot of trouble with the canopy; I had a hard time fitting it, and after it was fina
  13. My first GB of the year and straight into it with a big resin monster, Fisher Model & Patterns 1/32nd Sea Fury! I’m a huge fan of these guy’s, they turn out some of the best resin models available anywhere! I happen came across this model by chance and at a price significantly cheaper than normal so I couldn’t resist. The box is packed full of very carefully wrapped bits of resin….warning the photos below are pure hardcore resin porn!!!!! The fuselage is a one piece hollow cast thing of beauty with the only mould line being on the
  14. I’ve just been browsing for this kit. The new ‘export’ version seems cheaper than the original. I say ‘seems’ and I might be wrong. Has anyone else noticed this. Jonny
  15. I have managed to start the Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury and am planning on doing it OOB using kit decals and nothing else added to it. I have started to work on the interior and actually painted it black instead of the usual dark grey to represent 'scale' black. The problem, of course, will be that as soon as the fuselage is closed up all the detail will become invisible due to it being black and having a small canopy opening. The engine assembly requires care as you need to ensure that you put the four parts in the correct way due to the different sized lugs on each part. You will fin
  16. Does anyone know of any post-WWII FAA prop types, such as the Firefly, Sea Fury or Seafire. Tried L'Arsenal and WEM and neither does anything suitable, even for conversion. Wanting to build both my Heller Illustrious and Colossus, but can't find anything to stick on the flight decks! Maybe I should just have a bunch of crew watching a boxing match..... http://northstarmodels.com/2014/02/new-items-for-ships-in-1350-scale-askold-line/ Honestly, you can buy a boxing match, but you can't buy proper aircraft......
  17. I'm a confirmed GB participant after the excellent Matchbox GB so, seeing as I'm a big fan of the BM community, i thought I couldn't possibly miss the chance to join in with this '10th Anniversary' GB. Having cleared up the mobile workspace, I'm going to launch out again with the Frog Sea Fury X I got this kit some years ago when I was collecting Frog kits of subjects not covered by others. I liked the fact that the Sea Fury X was the first production model of this aircraft and other kit manufacturers seem to focus on the subsequently developed and more capable Mk
  18. It's been about 6 months since I've posted anything in here, been building lots of stuff for other projects but not quite finishing them.........the same old story. Well this was built for the Hawker (Siddeley) GB. The model is Fisher Model & Pattern's 1/32nd resin Sea Fury. I was very lucky to win this one on my favourite website for a ridiculously cheap price as normally they're quite frightening price wish. There was an option in the schemes for an all-over blue RAN aircraft but I wanted to do one in the earlier colour scheme, lucky enough Novascale do a nice set of decals f
  19. Looking for FS Standard number for flight deck Colossus-class aircraft carrier of the British Royal Navy for the 1950's (Korean war period). Dark grey + white markings? Any FS number info would help. Any ship: HMS Colossus, Glory, Ocean, Venerable, Vengeance, Pioneer, Warrior, Theseus, Triumph, Perseus, Majestic,Terrible, Magnificent, Hercules, Leviathan, Powerful... Thanks.
  20. Just a heads up that Hornby just charged me for my 1/48 Airfix Sea Fury pre-order so these kits should be shipping imminently. I got rid of my Trumpeter 1/48 Sea Fury on ebay when this kit was announced so someone else will have to do that side-to-side comparison. I think I still have a few Hobbycraft Sea furies floating around but I expect that this new kit will be so superior a comparison won't be worthwhile.
  21. I shall start this GB with a pair of mighty Bristols Video to wet the apetite
  22. These are the Trumpeter and Hobbycraft 1/48 kits being done up as two aircraft that were involved in an embarrassing (for the RAAF especially) incident where an Auster took off without a pilot and several RAAF aircraft tried to shoot it down and failed so the RAN sent up two Sea Fury's to finally shoot it down. One of the aircraft had rocket rails on it so I hacked off the crap rockets from the Trumpeter rockets leaving just the rails.
  23. Hi all, I've got the "digging in my files" bug! There I was, hanging around the old GA area at Gatwick in the 1970s (can't remember the date and can't dig out my logs just now) and this and another turned up! Ex-German and of to Doug Arnold. Not something you generally see at Gatwick - certainly not nowadays! Martin
  24. Hi all, I just cant stop myself! Sorry. Here are just two that I came across in my files: I-BILL F-51 at Greenham Common in 1976(?). Sadly she was written of a short while after this. N232J Sea Fury at North Weald in the late 1990s. She was ferried to the UK by my old friend Norman Lees (sadly now winging his way up on high) Martin
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