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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



Flory wash

And here she is, warts and all

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





  • 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.




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    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



  • 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



  • 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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    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. 



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    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.


On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang


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