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Sword's 1/72 scale
Fairey Gannet AEW.3

by Chris Bucholtz

Fairey Gannet AEW.3


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Description

 

The Sword Gannet AEW.3 in 1:72 is a somewhat challenging short-run kit, and you can make it more challenging if you get carried away with the details!

 

 

On this build, I:

  • Opened all the intakes in the nose

  • Opened the radar observer's compartment

  • Detailed the cockpit and wheel wells

  • Added detail and axles (!) to the main gear 

  • Detailed the nose gear

  • Added wingtip position lights and taxi lights with covers

  • Detailed radar observer compartment doors

The decals are by PrintScale and they depict a Gannet XL471 of 849 Squadron during the type's final carrier deployment on Ark Royal in 1975.

 

  • Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Chris Bucholtz: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Chris Bucholtz: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Chris Bucholtz: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Chris Bucholtz: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Chris Bucholtz: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Chris Bucholtz: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Chris Bucholtz: Image
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The model will be the subject of an article in a future issue of the IPMS/USA Journal. 


Images and Text Copyright 2018 by Chris Bucholtz
Page Created 19 April, 2019
Last Updated 19 April, 2019

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