airscale Posted September 17, 2013 Share Posted September 17, 2013 evening all, Peter from airscale here - long time lurker on LSM so took the plunge and joined Jim and you guys to hang out. I have a build log over on LSP but thought I would have one here too. I love watching your builds so hope some of you like watching mineIt’s a 1/32 Hobbycraft Sea Fury I have chosen a Hawker company demonstrator from 1948 Fury 1 NX748 effectively what became in lineage the Sea Fury prototype.... For those with an eye for history, the shot is attributed to be in Luqa, Malta and I have the following info (would welcome any further pics / details / corrections): In April 1948, Bill Humble, Hawkers chief test pilot, flew the first prototype Sea Fury to Cairo for the forth-coming Heliopolis Air Display. On this occasion, it carried the civil registration G-AKRY instead of its original RAF serial number NX798. Humble arrived on 21 April and three days later put on a demonstration of aerobatics and high-speed passes for the Royal Egyptian Aero Club at Almaza AB. This display so impressed the Egyptians that an excited crowd swarmed over the aircraft as soon as Humble landed. On 27 April, Bill Humble gave the machine a ten-minute test flight preparatory to his homeward journey. Just before his intended departure the Hawker test pilot discovered that the Fury had been moved from the civil to the military side of Almaza AB and that the aircraft had been impounded by the Egyptian authorities who turned it over to the REAF. It was given code '701' and become an REAF fighter. On 4th June 1948 this aircraft scored the first REAF air combat victory shooting down an Israeli Fairchild Argus. Anyways, enough waffling, on with some pics ..this is roughly where I am at after 15 months on one £29.99 kit... ..and a potted history.. ..my company airscale makes aircraft cockpit details - so start with my favorite part.. ..made an engine by making master parts & casting in resin, also opened up the firewall area.. ..undercarriage bay - lots of bits & bobs... ..lots of scribing & riveting.. ..tailfeathers from brass - I find it easier to work and good for panels with raised detail.. .wing corrections... ..first time vacforming & made a new canopy.. ..cast 90 gal wing tanks & pylons from masters... ..and this is where I am up to - undercarriage doors... ..sorry for huge post, but didn't want to just show over a year's work in a few pics TTFN Peter @ airscale 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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