De Havilland Sea Venom
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Sea Venom model in 1/32 scale 
Modelling report

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Decalling
The Revell kit decals were used and are OK, but the white areas are not fully white. Apply the decals over a good gloss surface! This was done after airbrushing a coat of Johnson Future acrylic varnish. I also always apply also Future varnish to the rear of each of the separated soaked decal. This will prevent "silvering", the tiny annoying air bubbles.

The armament was picked from the kit with rockets; I had to fill some sink marks in them. The rockets look all right.

Here a view of the thin piece of card to suggest the trailing edge flap that protrudes from the tail boom.

OK, almost done now with this model...
 
A look inside the cockpit...  Note the red ejection pull chords. 

The canopy was fixed in position with white glue and a screen wiper from stretched sprue added....

After cleaning up any residue from decal liquids, the model got a final gloss coat of Johnson Future with the airbrush. I also added a little black "blast smoke" at the gun ports and rear engine area with the airbrush. This improves realism. 



And that completes the RAN Sea Venom model in 1/32 scale.......

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In the British Commonwealth in Australia the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) was set up in 1912 with at Point Cook Victoria a flying school. Later, in 1921 the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was established. The RAAF participated in many conflicts across the world, and during the Second World War under Japanese threat many missions were flown using types like the Buffalo, Hudson and P-40s. The local Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) manufactured many aircraft in license. After the war, the RAAF performed crucial missions during the Cold War like in the Berlin Airlift with the Avro York, the Korean War with Gloster Meteors and P-51 Mustangs. 

In the end 1940s, De Havilland Vampire jets were ordered with some delivered but particularly most of some 80 Vampire F.30 and FB.31 license manufactured by CAC. The Royal Australian Navy also operated the Vampire version called "Sea Venom". In Australia these were operated until 1970/ 1971. 

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Closer view of the opened up avionics bay hatch. I think this is not hinged to the airframe. I simple hanged it to a couple of ropes made from tape.

 


  

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A nice Australian Sea Venom of the RAN of 724 NAS in the collection.
 

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