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Sea Fury Engine Set

for Airfix kit

Aerocraft Models, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Aerocraft Models - Sea Fury Engine Set for Airfix Kit

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

14 parts in grey resin plus spare cowling toggle clips.

Price:

GBP£12.50 plus shipping available online from Aerocraft Models

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

High quality casting and recessed detail; simple parts breakdown; also addresses poor fit and short-shot cowl of the kit parts; easy preparation.

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

A straightforward detailing upgrade for your Airfix 1/48 scale Sea Fury.


Reviewed by Brett Green


Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Bf 109 F Engine and Fuselage Guns
are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

The new Airfix Sea Fury is undoubtedly the best kit of the type in 1/48 scale, but it has some frustrating and unacceptable aspects. Several of these relate to the engine cowling.

On my kit, and everyone else I have heard about, the fairings over the exhasts are short shot. The moulding of the fasteners and the cowl panels on the sides of the cowling are softly moulded and the diameter of the completed cowl is slightly too small when matched to the fuselage.

Earlier this year, Alistair McLean's Aerocraft Models released a replacement cowling set for the Airfix 1/48 scale Sea Fury.

Aerocraft Models had now taken the theme one step further with an engine set.

This is quite a straightforward project with six major parts cast in grey resin comprising a single piece for the engine with cylinder head detail cast in 360 degrees and the engine face, the rear cowl section plus four side cowl panels.

The smaller parts include cowl mounts and cowling toggle clips. Aerocast has thoughtfully included plenty of spares in case any of these ping off into the realm of the carpet monster.

 

 

In addition to the obvious engine detail, this set also addresses all the issues of the sub-standard kit cowling parts. The recessed detail on the sides of the cowling is crisp and very fine, correctly depicting the panel line and three fasteners on each side. The extended exhaust fairings are also cast in place.

Removal and cleanup of the resin parts should be quite fast and easy using a sharp hobby knife and a razor saw.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Aerocraft's 1/48 scale Sea Fury Engine Set is a simple and worthwhile upgrade for the Airfix 1/48 scale Sea Fury. I wish I'd had it when I was building mine!

Thanks to Aerocraft Models for the sample.


Review Text and Images Copyright 2018 by Brett Green
Page Created 9 July, 2018
Last updated 9 July, 2018

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