RAN Sea Fury
u m m a r y
||1/72 and 1/48
|Contents and Media:
||One decal sheets, One
instruction sheet, One invasion stripe stencil guide
||AUD$7.90 (approx USD$4.00)
||Attractive range of
options with different national markings (Roos and sans-Roos), "invasion
stripes" and blue options; warbird markings supplied; separate printing of
roos and roundel centres to ensure perfect registration; thoughtful
inclusion of stencil guide for painting stripes.
||Some decals will have to
be cut out (solid carrier film)
|| Recommended for anyone
wanting to build an Aussie Sea Fury
by Brett Green
I may be biased, but I reckon the Sea Fury in the markings of the
Royal Australian Navy is a very attractive combination. Several
present-day Sea Fury owners appear to agree. There are a couple of
warbirds marked as RAN machines on the airshow circuit today.
Aussie Decals have included two of these warbirds on their revised Sea
Fury decal sheet. Sea Fury 253 K, "Magnificent Obsession", complete with
full Korean War invasion stripes, Kangaroo roundels and yellow spinner
is one of the options. The bogus nature of the marking combination does
not detract from the attractiveness of the aircraft, and the modeller
now has an excuse to model this colourful warbird.
If historical subjects are more to your taste, there are six
authentically marked options including two in overall Oxford Blue. My
particular favorite is VX730 / 109 K based in HMAS Sydney during the
Korean War in 1951.
The decals have been printed with a satin finish and are quite crisp
and clear. Carrier film surrounds the entire section of the decal sheet
devoted to codes and "NAVY" lettering, so these parts will require
careful cutting-out before application. In fact, the carrier film is
quite prominent surrounding other decals too, and may benefit from some
Instructions for the eight subjects are clearly laid out, and the
inclusion of a template marking guide for the white section of the
invasion stripes is a nice touch.
This is a very attractive and versatile decal set that will be
appreciated by any modeller wanting to build a RAN Sea Fury in either
1/72 or 1/48 scale.
Thanks to Peter
from Aussie Decals for the review sample.
Enquiries about Aussie
Decals may be made direct to their
email address. Aussie Decals are
available at hobby shops and retailers including Snowy
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
This Page Created on 12 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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