NAA FJ-3 + FJ-4 FURY "Sabre goes Navy

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  1. fam43

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    A long tine ago I bought two Matchbox Fj-4 kits. Very simple kits without panel lines but very cheap. Always wanting some Furys I started an attempt to reshape what I had into reasonable models.

    The methusalem:

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    I try to build the two Furys at the same time. TZhe Matchbox kit is missing any panel details nor does it have undercarriage bays.
    Let's start with the FJ-4.the easier kit to build. A comparison kit and some rework.:

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    The same applies for the wings:

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    This should be good..!
     
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    Very nice start
     
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    Always interested in your work. Looking forward to updates.
     
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    It is an interesting project Michael and the way you start, invites to follow him closely.

    Saludos y estaré pendiente :thumbup:

    Luis Carlos
     
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    As allready mentioned I used the Matchbox kit for the FJ-3 too. A comparision between the origional FJ-4 and FJ-3. A lot of putty is needed for the conversion:

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    The modified FJ-4 again:

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    The early FJ-3 with wing slats. Wings are from the Revell Sabredog which were left over from another project:

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    Great work so far!
     
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    Have another look at at the half finished fuselages of FJ-3 and FJ-4:

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    The wings of the FJ-3 have to be rescribed later on.

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    Looking good Michael
     
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    WOW this is looking awesome. Nice to see some old school kit being brought back to life. Love to see whats going on here :)

    Cheers Brian
     
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    Excellent work!
     
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    Looks great so far!
     
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    #17 fam43, Aug 31, 2016
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    thanks
     
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    Wonderful work
     
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    Wow, I always love scratch building conversion jobs. Looking forward to following.
     
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    Some time has past since my last post. Had to build a F-86K from Kittyhawk not the easiest kit to bulid. But now I'm back on the Furys.
    Since the last post they got their wings and elevators + some racks for ordonance. The FJ-3 only needs a coat of primer and its midnight blue color.

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    The FJ-4B has to get some more putty and sanding where the lower wing joins the fuselage than it will get the primer treatment too.

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