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Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - Completed

Postby harvs73 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:48 pm

I have started the Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury and intend to build it with wings up and in the kit FAA colours using British bombs and the JATO pack.

I have started to work on the interior and actually painted it black instead of the usual dark grey to represent 'scale' black. The problem, of course, will be that as soon as the fuselage is closed up all the detail will become invisible due to it being black and having a small canopy opening.

The engine assembly requires care as you need to ensure that you put the four parts in the correct way due to the different sized lugs on each part. You will find that the engine and cowling parts fit nicely together without glue for the test fitting as I have here.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - started 12 Mar 18

Postby bell209 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:41 pm

Looking good so far, Dave. I'm after one of these when the RAN version is released. Might get one of these, too: http://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/sea-fury-cowling-2
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - started 12 Mar 18

Postby harvs73 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:19 pm

I have two of the kits so this one will be the trial fit one and then I will see what I want to replace on the 'better' one.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - started 12 Mar 18

Postby pacificmustang » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:58 pm

will be watching with interest, wow, you're really getting into these new release kits Dave. Looks like you managed to tame that cowling too contrary to many of the reviews that called it bad fitting

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - started 12 Mar 18

Postby harvs73 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:45 pm

pacificmustang wrote:will be watching with interest, wow, you're really getting into these new release kits Dave. Looks like you managed to tame that cowling too contrary to many of the reviews that called it bad fitting

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I don't mind the new releases from Airfix as they cover most things I am interested in. The kit has a few problems but nothing insurmountable.

The tolerance levels on the model can be very tight as the image of the wing joints below shows. This is just sitting there without any glue or anything holding it together. You do need to follow the instructions when fitting the wings and fuselage together as they are keyed in enough that the fuselage won't get in properly.

The engine assembly is slightly ill fitting, the biggest problem is the rear component that is to big. You either need to file the rear section down or add about .5 - 1mm to the center cowling to get it all to be the same size. The front cowling can be sanded down slightly to merge in to the center section easily.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - started 19 Mar 18

Postby qfa_tsv » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:42 am

Damn nice pit there David
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - started 19 Mar 18

Postby MichaelDrover » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:09 pm

Looks good Dave, it appears you've managed to tame the reported issues with it.

Does the cockpit include the compass pedestal?

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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - started 19 Mar 18

Postby harvs73 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:08 pm

I thought it would look ok when all together but the center cowling parts are too small and they need help. The next one I will either replace them with AM stuff or make them a little bigger to fit correctly. I have plenty more cleaning up to do prior to starting the paint job.

The tail planes fit well but the locating lugs are a fraction too long and need trimming. If you don't trim them they interfere with the other side and force it upwards causing the wrong angle too occur and just look stupid.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - updated 30 Mar 18

Postby DesTROYer » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:24 pm

That's coming along nicely David.
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Re: Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury - updated 30 Mar 18

Postby harvs73 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:16 pm

The majority of the filling, filing and sanding has now been done on the fuselage, time to think about the paint job.

A trial fit has been done for the folded wings with just a little trimming to be done on the main component holding the wings at that angle. I am going to have JATO pods, British bombs and the large fuel tanks on this one.
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