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Courageous

Fairey Seafox, HMS Asturias, 1942

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This is my recently completed Fairey Seafox , L4526, 702 Sqn, FAA, HMS Asturias, 1942

 

Life started by using the dated Matchbox kit and was updated some what to include more detail:

  • Cockpit deck added and seating positions corrected.
  • The observers pit was updated with black boxes, MG replaced with Miniworld option and mounted on a corrected mount.
  • Moulded-on landing lights removed and scratch clear options fitted.
  • Oil cooler replaced by scratch option.
  • Engine intakes hollowed out and scratch engines added.
  • Moulded-on exhausts removed and scratch options fitted.
  • Moulded-on venturi removed and resin option fitted.
  • Control horns and lines added to float rudders.
  • Flaps removed and fitted for 'landing'.

 

Colourcoats enamel paints used externally and painted in the 'Shadow Scheme'. Some kit decals were used but roundels and codes were Xtradecal. Rigging was Uschi line. All mounted on a sea base depicting 'touch-down'!

 

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Work in Progress here:

Thanks for looking.

Comments and critique welcome.

 

Stuart 

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Cracking display Stuart bet that rigging took its toll on your eyes  :hypnotised:

 

beefy

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Very sweet Stuart - a great result from the old and very basic Matchbox kit> Some lovely modelling shown in the WIP too. Great stuff!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Another cracking Seafox, both of them beautifully finished. I hope you don't mind me bookmarking your WIP for future reference.

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So, you don't just do Sabres, Stuart? Wow- what a beautiful upgrade of the Matchbox kit, and the base is as good as the model. Well done👍

Mike

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8 hours ago, beefy66 said:

Cracking display Stuart bet that rigging took its toll on your eyes  :hypnotised:

Cheers Beefy, not too taxing on the Mk 1's, do a few runs and the then rest, repeat.

8 hours ago, Baldy said:

Very sweet Stuart - a great result from the old and very basic Matchbox kit> Some lovely modelling shown in the WIP too. Great stuff!

Cheers Malcolm, you're very kind. I do try in my WiP's but I think they can be improved.

8 hours ago, nimrod54 said:

Another cracking Seafox, both of them beautifully finished. I hope you don't mind me bookmarking your WIP for future reference.

Cheers John, bookmark away, I'm honoured.

8 hours ago, Buzby061 said:

Sublime.

 

8 hours ago, invidia said:

Fantastic looking model 

Cheers guys.

4 hours ago, 72modeler said:

So, you don't just do Sabres, Stuart? Wow- what a beautiful upgrade of the Matchbox kit, and the base is as good as the model. Well done👍

Cheers Mike. I have enjoyed the upgrading these Seafoxes, they are much improved and new techniques were learnt but still much to learn. As for the Sabres, not to far away will be a 1/72 Fighter-Bomber version. Not too sure if I'll do a WiP, is their an interest in another Sabre build, we'll see.

 

Stuart

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Terrific little model.  I love the display base too.  Reminds me of a flight over Hobart in a Beaver floatplane a few years ago, the takeoff and landing were surprisingly smooth.  When taxiing the plane bobbed around just like a boat but at speed and up on the step it was probably smoother than a conventional land plane.

 

AW

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Excellent modelling job, Stuart! And the sea base just gives it that extra touch :clap2:

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

 

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8 hours ago, Courageous said:

not to far away will be a 1/72 Fighter-Bomber version

No. 2 Sq SAAF or 8th FBG? You can't go wrong either way! Stuart, there is no such thing as too many Sabre builds, or Mustangs, or Sptifires, or Canberras, or...(insert your favorite subject here)

Mike

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That's a little beauty Stuart,base looks great and top marks for that rigging too!

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1 hour ago, 72modeler said:

No. 2 Sq SAAF or 8th FBG

67th FBS

1 hour ago, stevej60 said:

That's a little beauty Stuart,base looks great and top marks for that rigging too!

Cheers Steve, appreciated.

 

Stuart

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A beautiful model beautifully presented on a lovely base; good work Stuart B) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Superb 

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1 hour ago, 72modeler said:

Triple Three? Or James Hagestrom's Sabre, 'Mig Poison'?

This one:

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41 minutes ago, RMCS said:

Superb 

Thanks RMCS.

 

Stuart

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Another excellent build to go with the other one which you showed us yesterday. Just shows what can be done with these older kits if a little care and attention is provided.

 

P

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1 hour ago, Courageous said:

This one:

Sweet! F-86F-30 of the 67th FBS, 18th FBG Going to be fun masking that nosecap to show the bare metal edging behind the red! 1,000lb bombs on the inboard pylons?

Mike

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Absolutely beautiful diorama. Love the old kits and thank you for the build report.

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8 hours ago, pheonix said:

Another excellent build

 

6 hours ago, Hobo said:

Absolutely beautiful diorama. Love the old kits and thank you for the build report.

Cheers guys.

7 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Stuart - that is marvellous

Cheers Rob, don't see you on the dark side that often. Now these Seafoxes are finished, it'll be back to the maritime subjects of the ASRL and the tug.

7 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Going to be fun masking that nosecap to show the bare metal edging behind the red! 1,000lb bombs on the inboard pylons?

Don't put me off before I start Mike :rofl:. As for the bombs, I do like the lop-sided look with only the one bomb, so yes, a 1000lb'er it will be although I do have a couple of 500lb'ers if I change my mind.

 

Cheers chaps

Stuart

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A beautiful Seafox! And the base is verry effective, too.

 

Superb work.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Excellent work Stuart.

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Another beautiful Seafox Stuart, nice one. I see you have started another Sabre too. Great stuff.

 

Terry

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