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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Hawker Furiy I


19 | 2. January, 11:43
Roland Sachsenhofer
A new year, a new challenge: I just have started with Airfix venerable- but beautiful- Haker Fury I!
2. January, 11:52
Roland Sachsenhofer
First step in this model-making journey through time: filling in a few road potholes!
18. January, 17:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
The Airfix cockpit is more or less - rather more - completely empty. I remembered that I have an Italeri kit of a Sea Hurricane, which I will no longer build anyway after some unfortunate experiences with the Italeri basic kit. After checking a few sources, the two fuselage designs were not dissimilar in terms of the gridwork of the fuselage superstructure and the covered/planked parts. Long story short: I will adapt and use the Hurricane cockpit parts for the Fury.
19. January, 08:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
The Hurricane parts are adapted and installed, also for the not so attractive kit version of the exhaust system a solution was found - at least I hope so!
23. January, 04:03
Looks like you are off to a good start
23. January, 04:31
Looking good, a beautiful looking aeroplane
23. January, 07:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your words, mates!
23. January, 12:52
Roland Sachsenhofer
The sanding work on the Fury should not be underestimated - but the danger is not great when you see the kit parts 🙂 The next step is to prime with glossy black, which will reveal imperfections that will then require filling and sanding again. In the meantime, most of the openings for the tension wires/turnbuckles have been drilled.
25. January, 09:09
Roland Sachsenhofer
After applying glossy black as a primer, I saw that the surface remained cloudy and dull. This may have been due to scratches that still exist from sanding back the raised rib structures of the covered areas. So I sanded everything down again and "polished" it a little finer; now the result should at least look better!
28. January, 13:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
Ready for the decals!- more or less
31. January, 17:25
Following this one!
31. January, 17:37
Roland Sachsenhofer
Feel welcome!
31. January, 19:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
....and now with decals on! 🙂
1. February, 17:04
Roland Sachsenhofer
The essential rigging on the wings has been carried out once. Now comes the tricky part of sanding the top and bottom of the wings, painting them -and applying the decals! 🙂
3. February, 17:06
Roland Sachsenhofer
The surfaces have been sanded, before they were touched up where necessary. But there was not much to do. Today I will restore the "aluminium", then the decals will be applied soon.
4. February, 09:10
Roland Sachsenhofer
The following pictures conclude the construction report of the Hawker Fury I. The venerable Airfix kit has awakened a lot of memories - and posed some challenges.
All rudder linkages were improvised with etched parts, a lot of holes for tension wires were drilled and the pitot tube on the left N-strut was done with etched parts.
All in all, it was an exciting and experiential build that gives me a little more confidence in biplanes and rigging.
8. February, 17:38
WOW! That's a real stunner!
8. February, 17:59
Very clean and fun to look at. Great job with rigging. Did you use these?:
8. February, 18:07
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you both mates!
No Gaspatch products used here- and no turnbuckles either. I used R&B Production "aerodynamic rigging wire"/ RAF late. The black covers between the wing and struts were improvised with black decals.
8. February, 18:24
Slavo Hazucha
Excellent job once more - proving that less is sometimes more - the very light weathering and panel/river highlighting add a lot of realism 👍
8. February, 21:32
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Slavo, I'm glad to hear that!
Due to the excessive use of AC glue (and the associated activator spray), the gloss level of the front metal parts has been somewhat reduced - but all in all, I am quite satisfied with the result.
9. February, 08:03
Amazing result from this simple kit!👍
9. February, 08:17
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you, Your words are worth a lot to me!
9. February, 08:19


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