Fury - HobbyBoss 1/48
- The idea to produce a FJ-4/B
- General appearance
- Fine panel lines (exept horizontal
- No spurious rivets (just where visible in
the real thing)
- Long air intake tube
- Clear parts for position and warning lights
- decals in general with one exeption
- weapons supplied (6 Bullpups, 2 Sidewinders)
Not so good:
- Cockpit interior (exept ejection seat
- Wrong instrument panel
- Missing oblique instrument panels
- No decal for instrument panel
- "JET INTAKE" on warning chevron misspelled
as "JET IN TAKE"
- Area behind cockpit devoid of any detail.
- Sliding hood (frame to high, pronounced step between
glass and metal part)
- Air intakes on fuselage sides protude too
much (remove 3/5)
- Arms for ventral speed brakes protude to
much (remove 3/5)
- No real criticism, but due to materiel
strength of cockpit floor and air intake the front wheel well is very shallow.
- Instrument panel by making instruments
with "MS Autoforms", inserted in light gray background (placement according
to markings on transparent foil over desktop; these made by underlaid photo of
real thing - scanned and stored). Finished intrument panel reduced in size
to 2,3 mm, printed on photo paper, cut out and fixed with white glue.
- Straps, belts and buckles for
ejection seat made from tin foil.
- Pilot figurine hand made.
- Sad to say, but I had no idea what
the interior aft of the cockpit looked like (nothing to be found in Ginters
publication or elsewhere). In www I found some photos I could use.
- Wing fences replaced by thin
aluminum sheet (from Cola can).
- As I couldn't find an appropriate decal
in stock the warning chevron was painted and "JET INTAKE"-decal parts
- Take care: Pin on front leg of
undercarriage is very thin and therefore prone to bend or break during
handling of a/c.
thoughts and tips for modeling see "Modeling ABC"