1/72 Hawker Sea Fury

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  1. rockpaperscissor

    rockpaperscissor Member

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    I'm sure most of you are aware of this free model that has been available for years here: http://waspcv7.republika.pl/warsztat.htm. There are a few versions available. I chose the weathered one. The model includes a basic cockpit in case the modeler wants to make a plastic canopy.

    Fuselage sections
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    Assembled fuselage. So far, so good. I went with the opaque canopy. Sits a little tall compared to the real airplane.
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    Wing sections. I decided to make folding wings. The extra wide scoop on the left wing is a Photoshop modification.
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    Center wing section in place. I had to greatly modify the kit wing fairings.
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    New fairings are in 2 pieces, and wrap around the chin nicely. These are fashioned from regular weight printer paper.
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    Spinner was a nightmare. Had to remove slivers of paper on the rear section so it would mate with the center section. Had to enlarge the tip by 2% so it would mate with the center section. Came out good in the end.
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    Tail planes and spinner are on
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    Standing on it's own three legs. Gear doors were (and are) the wrong shape. Every angle is wrong. I had to trim about 1/8" from the back so they wouldn't drag on the ground.
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    Folding wings are on
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    Pretty big fighter, but in 1/72 still fits in the palm of my hand
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    Tail hook fashioned from wire and painted white. Bump is missing from the fuselage bottom.
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    Mounted on its landing deck paper base.
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    A parting shot.
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    Not a bad model, but not for beginners. The design flaws can be corrected for the most part - Photoshop or equivalent is a definite advantage.
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    All those fuselage sections and the plane looks seamless?! You are the man! :)

    That's one of those sites I found a long time ago and got lost in the forest of eternal links, thanks for the refresher!
  3. valmy33

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    well well well

    Hi Rockpaperscissor

    1. Well for the presentation

    2. Well for the building of the kit

    3. Well for the dio

    Faithfully
    Valmy:thumb::wave:
  4. rockpaperscissor

    rockpaperscissor Member

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    Thank you gentlemen. I was pretty happy with the model. It's not bad for a freebie.
  5. Closet Astronaut

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    Soooo clean, you can always tell a builder thats proud of his seams, the pics are up close super zoom. Beautiful build.
  6. lehcyfer

    lehcyfer Member

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    Great work :)
  7. mato_kolo

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  8. hubo19

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    Great job, so clean.