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Old February 5th, 2009, 04:30 PM
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Default VMF-451 FJ-4 Fury 1/48 HobbyBoss

This is a build that I started for the "World Naval Forces Group Build" over on Britmodeller. The HobbyBoss kit will be enhanced with the addition of Eagle Strike Decals and a AMS resin detail set.

Here is a scan of the bird that I'm looking to model.


The AMS detail set looks very nice.


This area needs to be removed to fit the replacement IP and shroud but this is not mentioned in the instructions.


The painted cockpit. The detail is outstanding. A huge improvement over the kit cockpit tub and seat.


I decided to deviate from the instructions and attach the intake mouth to the trunking to ensure a clean join here and make it easier to sand it smooth.


Hopefully I will be able to slide the truncking in between the nose gear well and cockpit tub. It'll take a lot of dry fitting but I think it'll fit.


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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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That cockpit looks sweeet!

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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:54 PM
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Thanks Dude. I have some more detail painting to do and the IP to finish off. The resin detail is cast so nice that it's a pleasure to paint.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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Yep, Harold is a resin wizard.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 08:39 PM
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Looks very nice. I have all that sitting in my basement.

Harold does a fine job with his AMS Resins. The Fury set is one of the nicest he has done yet.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:41 PM
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Damn that is a nice looking pit. Incredible paint job and weathering.

I have the AMS pit for my FJ-4, I will be following your build with interest. Thinking about folding the wings on mine.

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Old February 6th, 2009, 01:54 AM
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Be aware that the HobbyBoss kit is an FJ-4Band the Warlords only flew the FJ-4, so there are a few differences between the two to be aware of.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 09:37 AM
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Be aware that the HobbyBoss kit is an FJ-4Band the Warlords only flew the FJ-4, so there are a few differences between the two to be aware of.
Thanks for the heads up Craig. I am aware that 451 flew the -4 and not the -4B. There seems to be some confusing info out there though.

Here is the Eagle Strike sheet and it identifies this bird as a FJ-4B when it's not.


I toyed around with the idea of using the decals from my Grand Phoenix kit for the 451 bird and they also have it identified as a FJ-4B. I am wary of the HobbyBoss decals especially the stencils so when I discovered the Eagle Strike sheet for half price at the LHS I figured that was the best way to go for me. The decals look great and seem to be correct they are just mislabeled.

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Old February 6th, 2009, 11:33 AM
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that pit looks awesome Mark!

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Old February 6th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Great start on that cockpit,Mark! It'll be great to see this old-skool bird.
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You guys on here do some sweeeet work!!!!

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Here is a small update of where I'm at with this project.

I managed to shoe horn everything into the nose section. all I need to do is add some weight to keep it from being a tail sitter before I close it up.


I dry fit the fuselage halves once again to make sure everything fits properly and dry fit the completed wing assembly. There is a gap along the wing root that will need some attention but otherwise it looks like it should fit together pretty well.


I did struggle a bit with the cockpit fit. When I lined up the rear deck in place, the IP and shroud was too low, and when I lined up the IP and shroud in the correct position, the rear deck was too low. So I separated the two pieces and glued them in separately. The rear deck still has a small gap at the rear but this will be covered by the canopy.


I lengthened the front gear oleo strut. I also plan on lengthening the mains as well.


I intend to use the Grand Phoenix photoetch set I pinched from my GP FJ-4 kit to replace the scissor link on the nose gear I cut off.


I hope to get everything buttoned up over the course of this next week.

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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Looks fantastic - pics are great too!
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Old March 1st, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Nice! looks like another fine build Mark.

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Old March 1st, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Thanks guys. The wifes taking the kids out this afternoon so it looks like I'll have an opportunity to get some work done on this bad boy.
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The fuselage is buttoned up and the wings have been attached.


The fit is not too bad, not quite Tamyia, but not bad.


I've sanded off the speed brake under the tail that was intended for the FJ-4B.


I've also attached the speed brakes on the side. most of the photos I've seen of Furys parked show the speed brakes closed, that saved me having to blank off the fictitious detail HobbyBoss molded inside the brake well in order to pose them open.


Dry fitting some of the gear doors in the up position is suggesting an interesting fit.

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So far so good Mark. If i didn't have three of the Grand phoenix kits i think i'd get this one.

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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Awesome build so far Mark. How much did you raise the nose gear?

Will be following with interest, look forward to more.

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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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where can I get this cockpit set from? I am looking to do either a VF-84 bird or a NAVY/MARINE reserve aircraft from NAS Willow Grove.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Looking great! What's the reason for lengthening the gear legs? Are they too short?
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