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Happy Wanderer22 Feb 2016 2:59 p.m. PST

As part of The Abyssinian Crisis project one of its draw cards was the chance to field (fly) some interwar aircraft in their prime.

No other aircraft IMHO epitomises this era more than the slippery sliver Hawker Fury. Sleek lines in classic silver it is one of the nicest aircraft of the era.

This one had to be in and provides the British forces with some airpower to take on the froggies and italians over Ethiopia….

Here's the my post on the construction along with some pics of the beast…
wp.me/p6mUyQ-zY

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wrgmr122 Feb 2016 3:07 p.m. PST

Very nice model and great report. Your terrain is very impressive also. I've always liked the line of the Hawker Fury.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2016 5:17 p.m. PST

Which 'froggies' would you expect to encounter over Ethiopia? Just visited the place again in November.

I agree whole-heartedly about the Fury.

How did you model the spinner-disk shadow? Looks great.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2016 5:40 p.m. PST

thumbs up !!

Happy Wanderer22 Feb 2016 8:59 p.m. PST

Which 'froggies' would you expect to encounter over Ethiopia"

Those froggies that decided to side with the Italians in The Abyssinian Crisis…

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"How did you model the spinner-disk shadow"

…played around with a photo editor. …kind of blurred the prop edge and dropped a transparent disk shade for effect…worked well for the pic I think. ;-) The model just has the prop as you can see in the post.

HW

AndreasB13 Mar 2016 1:57 p.m. PST

Can we get a picture of a Wellesley on a low-level strafing run please?

All the best

Andreas

Chouan02 Feb 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

"Which 'froggies' would you expect to encounter over Ethiopia? "
The French had Djibouti, which is just adjacent to Abyssinia/Ethiopia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti link

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