Fisher Model and Pattern 1/32 scale
Signal Sea Fury
by Mick Evans
Signal Sea Fury - Miss Merced
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When I read a review of the 1/32 scale Fisher Sea Fury I was impressed
with the detail and resin supplied in this kit, so when Brett asked me to
build the racer version I jumped at the opportunity.
Multi media kits can sometimes be a real challenge to build and
occasionally require some modelling license to get parts to fit.
Not so with the Fisher Signal Sea Fury. This kit was a joy to build.
Everything fitted precisely once the mould lines and casting blocks were removed This should be something Paul Fisher is be proud of, particularly in 1/32 scale.
Once I had assembled the extremely detailed cockpit (no other description
would suffice) I was reluctant to install it in the model as the small fuselage opening would restrict the view.
The other two main areas on a model that usually concern me are the level of detail in the engine and wheel wells. Visilbility of the Sea Fury engine is mostly obscured by the large spinner, but Fisher supplies a comprehensive set of
cylinder banks with the relevant detail so there are no complaints here.
Having built a 1/48 scale Sea Fury using the Cooper Details main undercarriage wheel well and also having access to detailed photographs of an Australian Sea Fury wheel well, I can advise that Fisher has captured the detail almost to perfection.
The wing to fuselage join presented no problem. I dry fitted the assembly, scraped some resin here and the result was a fit that only required a smear of filler just in front of the main wings. Once again, excellent engineering.
The decals were similarly trouble free, despite their relative complexity.
I just followed Fisher's instructions for painting and decaling followed by blending the decals to the paint with shades of paint and, hey presto!
Although I am not a big fan of pylon racing I love the mean look of
some of the competing aircraft.
I must say this is one of the finest kits that I have ever built and I absolutely love the finished kit. Now I have to save my pennies to buy a 1/32 scale Fisher Sea Fury so that I can finish one in Royal Australian Navy service!
Thanks to Fisher Model and Pattern for the review sample
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2009 by Mick Evans
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2009 by Brett Green
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