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Fairey Firefly brass barrels. 1:48

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Fairey Firefly brass barrels. 1:48
1:48 Master Models



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Another three sets in the batch of new releases to arrive at BM are all designed for 1:48 Fairey Firefly kits. You’ll need to do your research on which type you need for which variant, but whichever set you choose they will be a vast improvement on the styrene parts.

[AM-48-095] – This set contains four 20mm cannon with uncovered barrels and come with the four two part barrels, four of each of the two types of fairings and four springs. You will need to drill out the location holes to 1.5mm before fitting your choice of fairing. The two barrel parts are then joined together with the tiny spring fitted at the join. The barrel assemblies are then glued into the fairings. Be aware, the springs are tiny and could be easily devoured by the carpet monster.

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[AM-48-096] – The four cannon fairings in this set are simple replacements of the kit parts and depict the long fairings which were predominantly used on the early version. To fit, just open up the location holes to 1.5mm and glue into position.



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[AM-48-097] – As per the set above these are direct replacements but depict the shorter barrel fairings generally used on later marks. The location holes need to be opened up to 1.5mm before fitting.



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Conclusion
Master Models just seem to be able to churn these sets out, but still keep the quality we have come to expect from them. All you have to do is choose your weapon to match the particular variant of Firefly you’re building Very highly recommended.



Review sample courtesy of Piotr at
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Hopefully they will do a set in 1/72 ( for my Special Hobby Firefly Mk 1 ) at a later date.

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:Tasty: I just can't get enough of these mini-marvels :wub:

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Mike,

Like your new picture. Your son is growing up fast. Cherish these years until he becomes . . . A teenager!

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:offtopic: but thanks - he's a little teenager already ;)

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:offtopic: but thanks - he's a little teenager already ;)

Hey talking about kids is on topic with aftermarket items like this. Both these barrels and kids look very pretty right out of the package and by themselves. Then, you have to look at the whole project, take them, mold them into place and make sure they fit correctly in the scheme of things!

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