Sea Venom model in 1/32 scale
... continueing building the 1/32
Sea Venom and Aquilon models.... (from page 2...)
The parts #52 were added and for the Aquilon 203, part #51 was slightly modified; it received a base fairing to close the gap. Also, an extra antenna was fitted.
For both models, the main wheel bays need some extra detail from card and closing the edges of them was done with white glue. Also, the insides of the separated flaps were detailed on the Aquilon model as seen above.
also on the RAN Sea
Venom... (seats not yet fitted).
But first: the inner windshield surfaces of part #98 were masked off with Tamiya tape, as well as the outher surfaces to protect the glass. This would be required as the cockpit still needs painting as well. The tape can be removed later on.
For later Aquilon
modification was necessary to the canopy. These Aquilons had rear sliding
canopies, not upward tilting as on normal (Sea) Venoms.
The aft section of the lower ridge
#98 was sawed off; this was glued to the forward canopy part #99. Next,
the whole set was sanded flat as it would be used as a master to re-shape
a new scratch made Aquilon canopy.
The canopy was trimmed to correct
size and finished as a normal canopy, painting the edges, adding internal
details from plastic strip etc.
Next, carefull sanding was done for both models. With plastic strip, sprue and card details were added.
The too thick wing fences were sanded thinner on a flat surface and put on the wings. For the Aquilon, the outboard wingsections were kept separate as these would be set in a folded up position.
This all completed the main assemblies.
The cockpit areas were sprayed black.
and the RAN Sea
Venom model, lower view
The models were now ready for a final colour paint coat applied with the Badger 150 airbrush. Some masking was also necessary in due course.
The wing tanks
also need some time to paint. For the Sea Venom of 724 NAS I used Revell
50 for the blue and bright yellow for the tips and ends.
Sea Venom final results...
Sea Venom nose area, the central rear
canopy spar still to be painted (here still clear).
Merci Mr. A. Dulieu / IPMS France for the information!
I looked at several Aquilon colour
pictures and choose to use Revell SM350 blue.
tanks needed a tricky white line, this was accomplished with Tamiya masking
tape and spraying the tanks.
View on the Aquilon nose area, details
in the cockpit and avionics bay still to be added.
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