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Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48 >DONE<

dewertus

Member
Latest pretty well for me is to build a thematic duet. According to that and to made Il-10 companion and to have something would be able to take the pressure away (made something relatively light and friendly) I decided to parallel build a "five'o'clock ;) " representative from the Korean War: FAA Hawker Sea Fury FB.11

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Beginning of assembly - as you can seen here there is waiting for me a little filling, but compared to Il's is a child's play...









 

sharkmouth

Information Overload
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Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Looks challenging, how are the decals?

Regards,
 

dewertus

Member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Fine - i get Trumpeter decals sheet from friend - you should know him :pp
 

dewertus

Member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Almost no progress, but body of model is slowly starting to remind an airplane. Just as I expected - after close the fuselage in the cockpit not much can be seen. Now it's time for filling ...



 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Totally missed this when you posted Hubert, how's it coming now?
 

moon puppy

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Staff member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Nice, looks like the wing root tried to give you some trouble, whipped it nicely (y)
 

mlp

Active member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

cool, that looks like a real fun project
 

dewertus

Member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Yes Saul - it's a "MiG Killer" - Lt.Peter Carmichael, HMS Ocean, Korea 1951.
 

paddy

Well-known member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Love it Hubert, colours look spot on, like the way you have 114 in the stripes. :)
 

dewertus

Member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Wash and soiling completed - this is probably the beginning of the end: :woohoo: It was still appending landing gear, propeller and suspensions packet ...









 

jknaus

Moderator
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Beautiful a/c. I have 1 to do in RCN colours, but if I did a second she would be in Suez colours. Really like the yellow and black stripes. Yours looks fantastic (y) (y) (y) (y)
James
 

phantom II

Master at Arms
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Great looking bird. I have always liked that paint scheme.

Cheers, Christian B)
 

dewertus

Member
Re: Korea 1950-53 - Sea Fury FB.11, KITECH 1/48

Hawker Sea Fury is next to F4U and P-51 a piston engine workhorse of the Korean War. Sea Fury came into action on Sept. 29, 1950, serving in 807 Squadron FAA which was operating from HMS Theseus. Throughout the war, Fury operated from three British aircraft carriers (HMS Theseus, HMS Glory and HMS Ocean) and one Australian (HMAS Sydney) of seven in total.

During the war 18 Sea Fury were lost. Out of this number, four were claimed by pilots of Chinese 9[sup]th[/sup] Aviation Division: they shot down two Sea Furys on the 27[sup]th[/sup] of July and two on August 10[sup]th[/sup], 1952 - of course there is no confirmation on the opponent losses list. According to official data, the Sea Fury pilots fared well against the Communist's jets to afford a 1-2 kill ratio and the same in damaged. Officially, the only MiG-15 shoot down by a British propeller plane was obtained by Commander Peter 'Hoagy' Carmichael ...

But if that was the truth, then? A slightly different view is another participant in the fight carried out by four Sea Furys with eight MiG-15s on August 9[sup]th[/sup], 1952 - Sub-Lieutenant Brian "Schmoo" Ellis, details you can found here.

Photo of the "Fury" winners' flight taken after the fight

Source: http://airlifes.wordpress.com


...and my Sea Fury...























 
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