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Hawker Sea Fury FB.11

by Mick Evans


Hawker Sea Fury FB.11

images by Brett Green

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Here is Hobbycraft's heavily modified 1/48 scale Sea Fury FB.11.

This model was built using the extensive Flightpath detail set, and the Cooper Details wheel well. The detail set had its origins from PP Aerokits before being marketed by Flightpath.



The Flightpath set was used to extensively detail the interior and exterior adding accurate detail or replacement parts to the following areas;

  • Cockpit,

  • Gun bays,

  • Undercarriage,

  • Undercarriage doors,

  • Wheels,

  • Propellor,

  • Spinner,

  • Engine exhausts,

  • Flaps,

  • Bombs,

  • Rockets,

  • RATOG pack,

  • Fuel drop tanks and

  • wing folds (that I did not use).

The replacement metal undercarriage is a vast improvement, and is sturdy enough to easily support the addition weight added by all the metal parts.

The cockpit is very extensively detailed and leaves nothing to be added. There are approximately 66 metal and resin parts. The flaps comprise of approximately 50 metal parts, and the gun bays 20 parts. The RATOG is a work of art and although rarely seen in photographs I could not resist fitting it. All up there are 250 etched metal parts, 30 resin parts, 106 white metal parts and a vac form canopy. This represents great value for money when compared to other detail sets. To complete the enhancement was the excellent Cooper main wheel well replacement. This item looked absolutely complete when painted.



Painting and Markings


The kit was finished as Sea FuryFB11 serial no WE726 no 115 from HMS Ocean during 1952 finished in Sky/Dark Sea Grey.



All the paints were by Xtracolor.



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Model and Text Copyright 2004 by Mick Evans 
Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 27 February, 2004
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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