Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

Speaking of the Sea Fury, today I employed the ‘nuclear option’ of using Mr Muscle oven cleaner to clean the paint off (again). I was hesitant to do this first time around as if it gets into the cockpit it will strip the paint in there too. This time around if it does affect theContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

Project shelved! After sanding down the affected areas and respraying the model the damage to the underlying paint is too deep to cover so until I can resist the urge to bin it and think of a solution, the model will be put in a box. After spraying and seeing the damage still present IContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

After a cup of tea and a think about what to do next with the Sea Fury I thought about spraying the model with Mr Color Levelling Thinner to see if that would smooth it out before choosing the nuclear option of Mr Muscle oven cleaner. In the end I started sanding the rough areasContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

I sprayed the final top coat last night but when removing the masking from the undersurfaces, the glue on the masking tape has reacted with the paint; The paint is now completely ruined and will require a complete respray of the undersurfaces OR the model may need to completely stripped and I’ll have start againContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 and Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury

Painting of the Sea Fury undersides is now done and when the paint has cured I’ll move onto the uppersurfaces. After the initial coat of Sky I sprayed around the panel lines, rivets etc with Tamiya Neutral Grey for a pre-shade then went over them with Sky, spraying a lightened Sky in between the panelContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 and Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

In an earlier post I said how after painting the model it showed up some flaws in the cowling that I missed after the primer coat such as a couple of pin holes and what I hope is just a run in the primer rather than a moulding defect. If it is a defect I’llContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

The model is now up to the painting stage and after a coat of primer the lower surfaces, fuselage, gear bay doors etc were sprayed with Mr Hobby Sky. I threw some Mr Hobby white into the jar as to me the Sky is too dark.Spraying the Sky has shown up a couple of mouldingContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

Work is progressing pretty rapidly on the kit with no real issues apart from the fit of the outer wings as the gaps are pretty big but I’ll deal with that tomorrow.I was going to have the wings folded but although the detail is reasonable on the Airfix parts, they need some extra work andContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

Yet another kit has found its way onto the bench as I’m keeping myself busy while I’m furloughed, this time it is the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury and an aircraft I have been wanting to build for a long time.There are other 1/48 Sea Furies available but they all have lots of issues soContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

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