1/48 Airfix Hawker Fury, SAAF, 1941

Gallery Article by Ramon R. Lomeli on June 4 2015

 

      

Hello ARC!  I present to you my Airfix 1/48 scale Hawker Fury, gifted to me by my in-laws and completed this past January.  This was my first ever biplane, thus my first aircraft rigging. 

 

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Built out of the box, including Peter Pilot.  I used EZ line for the rigging, and although I highly recommend EZ line, I did have a bit of a hard time installing it.  I blame my fat clumsy fingers and lack of FAST DRYING CA GLUE, but I learned from my experience and I think the next time would be a bit easier.

I finished it as a fighter of the South African Air Force, Ethiopia, 1941.  I only gave it slight weathering and used oil paint for the first time as well, underneath the engine cowling around the nose.  This was a simple kit but fun to build and gain experience points from.  If you have never built a biplane before, this one is a great place to start!

Cheers!

Ramon R. Lomeli

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Photos and text by Ramon R. Lomeli