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Sabrejet

Sword FJ-2 Fury

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For those following my WIP thread, I can now finally say it's finished! In fact there were a few other bits I was going to do (wing stays for one), and I may well do them at some point but for now I'm happy. Thanks to all those who followed.

 

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Now that is a fine Fury, I love itB)

What I really like is the wheathering of the panel lines  as I am not a big fan of heavy preshading...

 

cheers, Jan

 

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Now SJ, that has made my Christmas!!!!!! :) What a stunner! I bet you are relieved its all done now? Well, put you feet up for a short while and then get going on that -3 ;)

 

Have a great Christmas!

 

Martin

 

PS: I fear I am going to feel inadequate when I get around to mine!

 

49 minutes ago, janneman36 said:

not a big fan of heavy preshading...

 

Me neither.....

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I just noticed - 50 views already but only 2 "Likes" and 2 comments! Come on guys, this is a milestone, a Fury, in 1/72, and beautifully finished!!!!!

 

Martin

 

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Too clean! And yes I know, these jets were a bit cleaner than usual. Still, good work, I'm diggin!

 

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Beautiful job!!

 

All it needs is the witty commentary and i'd mistake it for a Navy Bird project.

 

Plan to take a break from Furies for a while....or do you have another one in the works?

 

-d-

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Brilliant job their SJ, lots in your WiP to inspire. What's next, the -3, have your Christmas first:wink:.

 

Happy Christmas SJ

 

Stuart

Edited by Courageous

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That is a fantastic job you have done there. Looking forward to you completing the family !

 

Robert

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Thanks all: I have to say I don't really like the pre-shading either, but I have to admit that the panel lines on my effort are too stark too: that was my mistake because it should have been done with a dark gray wash instead. Next time....

 

I will be doing the FJ-3 sometime but I'm going to wait and see what (if any) aftermarket decals will be coming along before I do that. And though not a great fan of the 'chuck loads of aftermarket at it' thing, I may wait and see what crops up there too. I do like those drone director FJ-3D and FJ-3D2 but I think I'll let RidgeRunner do that one justice. 

 

So no FJ-3 next. In fact it's a toss-up between a 1/48 F-86A conversion, a 1/32 Tiger Moth, a 1/35 Bedford Armadillo or a 1/43 Alfa TZ2 (race car). How's that for eclectic?

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Very impressive work there. I’ve been following the WIP and making notes for my -3m when I get round to it. Mine will be OOB as my kit-assemblers skills won’t stretch to the improvements you have made. Anyways excellent work, very inspiring.

 

Cheers Allan 

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4 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

I do like those drone director FJ-3D and FJ-3D2 but I think I'll let RidgeRunner do that one justice. 

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence, SJ, but I can't see me getting the detail that you got in to this build. Yes, mine with be  a FJ-3D for sure. I am amassing the decals and will be drawing some of them. It won't be just yet as I have a queue!

 

Martin

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16 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

I just noticed - 50 views already but only 2 "Likes" and 2 comments! Come on guys, this is a milestone, a Fury, in 1/72, and beautifully finished!!!!!

 

Martin

 

 

Ah, that's more like it! ;) ..... But then I am biased ;)

 

Martin

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21 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

I have to say I don't really like the pre-shading either, but I have to admit that the panel lines on my effort are too stark too: that was my mistake because it should have been done with a dark gray wash instead. Next time....

I'm not a fan of pre-shading, post shading or panel lines, very subjective but each to their own.

 

21 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

So no FJ-3 next. In fact it's a toss-up between a 1/48 F-86A conversion, a 1/32 Tiger Moth, a 1/35 Bedford Armadillo or a 1/43 Alfa TZ2 (race car). How's that for eclectic?

Very eclectic indeed but variety is the spice of life. An F-86A conversion would be my choice but then I'm biased but I'm sure that what ever you decide, it will be a good build.

 

Stuart

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Many thanks all for the kind words: I've had a day or so to think about it and the next voyage of mystery and adventure will be with Matchbox's 1/32 Tiger Moth.

 

Probably.....:wink:

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Excellent work on that Fury! I am very tempted to pick up an FJ-3M.

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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SJ,

 

That rattling sound you hear is me putting my FJ-2 parts back in the box- ain't no way I could do to mine what you have done with yours; I can only echo what the others have said. I want to say, on behalf of the rest of the BM'ers, how much we have appreciated the incredible amount of  reference photos, text, and in-progress shots of your Fury build- I don't know about the rest of the gang, but I for one have learned a lot from what you have posted, and not just on the Fury, but the F-86 as well. Thanks for being such a great resource as well as a model builder. Now, knock back a couple of cold ones, take a break, and get ready to grace us with another goodie!

Mike

 

P.S. You and Tommy both deserve our thanks for what you have given all of us on the Furies.

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6 hours ago, 72modeler said:

SJ,

 

That rattling sound you hear is me putting my FJ-2 parts back in the box- ain't no way I could do to mine what you have done with yours; I can only echo what the others have said. I want to say, on behalf of the rest of the BM'ers, how much we have appreciated the incredible amount of  reference photos, text, and in-progress shots of your Fury build- I don't know about the rest of the gang, but I for one have learned a lot from what you have posted, and not just on the Fury, but the F-86 as well. Thanks for being such a great resource as well as a model builder. Now, knock back a couple of cold ones, take a break, and get ready to grace us with another goodie!

Mike

 

P.S. You and Tommy both deserve our thanks for what you have given all of us on the Furies.

You're too kind: my effort is a bit rough round the edges and I'm sure many can do better. In any case it's a nice kit and I know you'll enjoy building it. OK it needs a bit of work but the aftermarket will soon catch up on the main bits and I for one will be doing an FJ-3 or 3M when that's the case, just to see how much different it would be. Plus I think I'd like to do a Fury in 'launch' mode with the nose gear fully extended.

 

In the meantime I'm into the 1/32 Tiger Moth (which is moving slowly but surely) and at some point I'll be doing a 1/48 F-86 based on the Eduard/Hasegawa kit but I haven't decided if it will be an A, E or F yet.

 

Glad to have been of help too :)

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