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Special Hobby's Fairey Barracuda.

I added crew figures & a torpedo pilfered from a Tamiya Swordfish.

The radar aerials were rebuilt with wire, and I cut open the radiator shutter and made one from plastic card.

Painted with Humbrol enamels.

 

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Thanks for looking.

Angelo :)

 

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Beautiful job on a not so beautiful aircraft, that undercarriage folding mechanism is bizarre! Good job!

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Great work on an unsung hero.

 

A US navy pilot is reported to have said "It will never replace the airplane" when he first saw one.

 

Pete

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Always intrigued by this one, as it's one of the earlier ones I built as a kid (Frog version). I'm mesmerised by the upper wing roundels - did you paint them on? Overall, the finish is spot-on, looks like photos of the real thing.

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7 minutes ago, chrisbob12 said:

Always intrigued by this one, as it's one of the earlier ones I built as a kid (Frog version). I'm mesmerised by the upper wing roundels - did you paint them on? Overall, the finish is spot-on, looks like photos of the real thing.

All markings are the kit's decals.

 

Thanks everyone, appreciate the comments 😀

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What a wonderful model, great work, I do like the look of these machines,  I have the same kit in the stash and if it comes out anywhere near as good I will be chuffed.

I like your weathering too.

Chris

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Nicely done Angelo,.... it is hard to reproduce a decent Tempeate Sea Scheme you have pulled it off with ease. 

Cheers

           Tony

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Nice 'Cuda!  I did mine as a natural metal bird, post war COD variant. Unusual look, unique design. Fairey's designs always made me wonder how the got off the ground.

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Great build, you hardly ever see Barracuda's built :clap:

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