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1/48 Hobbycraft Hawker Sea Fury

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
1/48 Hobbycraft Hawker Sea Fury
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:28 AM

This kit has a really nice PE set for the cockpit, but none of it is visable.  I really like this plane and the kit is pretty nice.  

Cockpit that will never be seen

Paint step one

Decaling

 

Flory wash

And here she is, warts and all

As usual, a couple hicups but there you go...

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:43 AM
Nice build John. One of the few times I've heard somebody say good things about a Hobbycraft kit

 

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 5:01 AM

Looks great John. What paint did you use for the dark sea grey on top?

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:00 AM

Well done! I built quite a few of those kits still have a few in my stash . I don't care for the prop and after market ones are not around any more,but your kit is a beauty.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9:42 AM
Great job. Nicely done.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Airfix P-51D in 1/72

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:04 PM

Thanks for the kind words. JB - the dark sea gray is Humbrol 123

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 2:02 PM

That's a nice clean build John. That turned out very nicely! Yes

 

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    July 2021
Posted by Flight Line Media on Thursday, September 9, 2021 4:39 AM
Wow! Nice work, John!

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:41 PM

The sea fury is such a beautiful shape. You sure made the lines look good with that paint job. Nice show with a HobbyCraft kit!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:59 PM

Thanks again for the kind words.  Like the Corsair, an airframe that's hard to go wrong with.  She is a beauty, the muscle car of late prop planes.  Btw I found my missing landing gear retraction strut so technically she will be finished tonight lol

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 12, 2021 1:08 AM

I'd like to second the Mongoose's comment - the Sea Fury "looked right", unlike a lot of its postwar RN brethren.

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  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:15 PM

Nice build. Cool subject and I really like the scheme. Congrats. 

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, September 17, 2021 11:19 AM

Well done, John. She's a beauty for sure. I really like the Sea Fury.

BK

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