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It's been a contender !! Fairey Firefly Mk I in Korea

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Hello Dears !

Just a few teasing words, I finished her yesterday but SWMBO was working on the PC

Then this Morning, I had to go to work, but I can't wait to share a bit with you !!

 

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There's been a load of work on the beast !! And as usual, I'm not glad about my painting

I know that the real things are generally not finished as neatly as a Michaelangelo masterpiece but ….

 

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So, we are back in Korea, back in late '50 Aaaand Back aboard HMS Triumph (Once again ?? )

Paints are a mix of Mr Color and Xtracrylics, stripes are Lifecolors though!

 

Ojk Gents, back at the PC around 15hr for the follow up !!

Must earn some pounds or Euro whatever !!

See you soon !

CC

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Looks really good CC.  I like the scheme.  

 

BTW you should see the state of the demarcation between colours on mine!!!  Close but no cigar.  I think I might go for the after market canopy next time rather than cutting up the rather thick one in the box.  

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Great job on that Alain, one of my favourite aircraft & you've done it proud. I'd like to have a crack at this scheme in 1/72 one of these days.

Steve.

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A wonderful model of a great naval aircraft IMHO,:clap2:Well done sir.

mohawk

 

 

 

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It may, in your eyes, not be up to the standard of some models on here but a lot of us, I think , would be proud to have achieved such a model, I know I certainly would.

Lovely

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Posted (edited)

Very nice result. She looks mean - 16 rockets for the enemy!

Edited by Hobo

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Hello Gents,

Okay !! I've a bit of time since SWMBO will use the PC for giving her first webinar !!

I say "a contender" since the kit is not an easy one...

Far far far away from a shake and bake !!

Lots of things to correct or create !! But a the time, it was the only way to have an almost accurate 1/48 Firefly !

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Now, I wanted Something special, since I have the Grand Phoenix Firefly wich is exactly the same kit Under another brand !!

I will make the other one as a BPF bird !

That's why I choose this paint scheme, but can make a TSS paint scheme with post war roundels AND Korea stripes…

A really tempting one Indeed !!

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The resin cockpit just need a bit of improvement but look good anyway !

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As it has been said numerous times, wheels, props and spinner, and the transparencies are to be replaced.

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Landing gear can be improved a bit too, I choose this armament scheme 'cause I find it spectacular !

And it seem to be used oftenly against North Korean targets !!

Must been a hefty of a punch !! Wow:evil_laugh:

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weathering is restrained since the aircraft were well maintained but on the other hand, it was WW II aircrafts...

I hope that I stay balanced on this one !

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wheels are from Barracuda cast !! Top Notch I must say !

 

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I also created the landing light !!

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The air intake grills are from Brengun !! Far better than the kit's one !

But the main Reason for me to replace it was the carpet monster !! :doh:

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I partially use the AZ transparencies but if one want to open the observer desk, the Barracuda transparencies are far better !

 

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If someone is interested, the Wip is here !

Now let's imagine that we are on the HMS Triumph flight deck !!

In September 1950...

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Here's the first and fast reaction from UK to the North Korean agression !

Nice couple is'nt it ?

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All in all, 24 Wooshies can be a relevant Guy Fawkes celebration !! :whistle:

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8 hours ago, Grey Beema said:

Looks really good CC.  I like the scheme.  

 

BTW you should see the state of the demarcation between colours on mine!!!  Close but no cigar.  I think I might go for the after market canopy next time rather than cutting up the rather thick one in the box.  

Hello Grey !

Thanks for the kind words !

Feel free to show your own couple here !!

The more FAA birds is the better !!

 

7 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Great job on that Alain, one of my favourite aircraft & you've done it proud. I'd like to have a crack at this scheme in 1/72 one of these days.

Steve.

 

Hello Steve,

Thank you Sir !!

Go on for your own, since Korean war is not oftenly showed in models !

 

5 hours ago, Mohawk said:

A wonderful model of a great naval aircraft IMHO,:clap2:Well done sir.

mohawk

 

 

 

Thank you Mohawk

Glad that you've appreciated !

 

3 hours ago, cherry268 said:

It may, in your eyes, not be up to the standard of some models on here but a lot of us, I think , would be proud to have achieved such a model, I know I certainly would.

Lovely

Thank you Cherry,

Very kind from you !!

 

3 hours ago, Hobo said:

Very nice result. She looks mean - 16 rockets for the enemy!

Hello Hobo,

Mmmmh 🤔

A bit more in fact !!

Thank you Sir !

 

And Finally, I will thank @NAVY870 for his kind help and very nice and helpfull pics !

I will also tell you chaps !! The walkaround section is helpfull and a bit Under employed methink !!

There is a load of piccie up there !!

Thank you all for your support !!

 

Now back at the other deckmate, I mean a "Tungsten" Fairey Barracuda !

Have a great modelling time !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Love your work CC, really looks the part, especially with the bits you've added/scratched.

 

Can't beat a good old FAA plane, unless there's two or more of course!

 

Geoff 

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Thank Geoff !!

So, stay tuned, there is more FAA bird down the pipe !!

 

I will also thank @tonyot for his help and inspiring work !!

Sincerely.

CC

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She's a beauty, a lovely job on one of my favourite FAA aircraft.

 

Pete

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Very tasty!

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She is a beauty mate and so is the Seafire,...... they are a Triumph to behold!

 

Cheers

           Tony 

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Hi CC 

Great work on the Firefly, it's looking absolutely stunning.  The pair look great together too. Well done fella you should be very proud with them on your shelf.

All the best

Chris

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 7:23 PM, Buzby061 said:

She's a beauty, a lovely job on one of my favourite FAA aircraft.

 

Pete

thanks Pete

The next Firefly will surely be a Mk V, that will sit aside a Certain Hawker Fighter

No longer HMS Triumph but HMS Glory !!

 

On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 7:25 PM, 85sqn said:

Very tasty!

Thank you Sir !

 

On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 11:29 PM, tonyot said:

She is a beauty mate and so is the Seafire,...... they are a Triumph to behold!

 

Cheers

           Tony 

Thanks Tony !

A 1/48 HMS Triumph 🤔 Let's pondering...

May be with the help of an famous Alien of this parrish !!

After a load of rocket fuel and some plasticard in stock !! :rofl2:

 

On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 11:38 PM, bigbadbadge said:

Hi CC 

Great work on the Firefly, it's looking absolutely stunning.  The pair look great together too. Well done fella you should be very proud with them on your shelf.

All the best

Chris

 well Thank you Chris !

I'' look in my docs and publish what I've at hand for the Tarpon !!

 

7 hours ago, Christer A said:

What? Another one finished?

You're on a roll CC!

Great looking Firefly, that's for sure!

 

I told you so !!

Here we used to say "When the sluths wake up ! Things are Moving !!"

Thank you Sir !

 

Sincerely.

CC

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Excellent looking Firefly.   Nice to see the Mk1 in those colours.

 

David

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Lovely build :goodjob:

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Stunning CC. I really need a firefly in my stash. Now I REALLY REALLY need one. 👍😉 top job. 🥳

 

Johnny

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On ‎5‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 1:10 AM, David Womby said:

Excellent looking Firefly.   Nice to see the Mk1 in those colours.

 

David

Well Thanks David !

The next one will be more conventional...

I think it should be "Lucy Quipment"

 

On ‎5‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 2:03 AM, Ham Hands said:

Love it. 

 

👍👍

Thank you Sir !

 

19 hours ago, F-32 said:

Lovely build :goodjob:

I'm glad that you appreciated !

 

10 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Stunning CC. I really need a firefly in my stash. Now I REALLY REALLY need one. 👍😉 top job. 🥳

 

Johnny

Hello Spad !

Thank you my friend, It look like the SH one is better than the AZ !

If you Don't have her on your stash yet !!

I was dreamind about a 1/24 SEA Hurricane…. Just sayin' :whistle:

With operation pedestal markings ??? :whistle::whistle:

Fly Navy !!

 

Sincerely.

CC

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Great result on a not too easy kit CC, really nice work 

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