SEA FURY


1/48 Airfix Hawker Sea Fury FB.11, S/N WJ236,
801 NAS, HMS Glory, Korean War, 1952


by David Harvey

 

Serial No

WJ236 / 155

A/C type

Sea Fury FB.11

Based at

801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Glory

History

 

Scheme

Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky

Kit

Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury FB.11 with kit decals

Reference

Instructions and internet.

 

Introduction

Over the years I have made several of the Hobbycraft 1/48 Sea Fury's and they didn't look to bad when I had completed them despite the innacuracies. Trumpeter then had a bash at releasing the kit and managed to over engineer it with excessive rivet details and poor accuracy but it still looked 'ok..ish' on completion, then Airfix released this kit. The kit had numerous small problems with the detail and lack of certain components (see review HERE) but overall it was a great kit that went together well

I bought a few of the kits intending to make a RAN version but decided to do an OOB model using the various items in the kit for the first one to see if there were any problems that needed to be adressed while building it. For the build log go HERE.

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