1/144 FJ-3 Fury: Belgian Navy

Started by Spey_Phantom, November 26, 2009, 11:22:53 AM

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this little bugger has been sitting on the bench untouched for over 6 months now, so i decided to just get it over with and finish it.

it is to become part of the 1/144 Aircraft carrier i build some time ago (BNS Dendermonde). in the Back Histry, the Belgian Navy obtained 48 ex-US Navy FJ-3's in the late 50's to replace the Sea Fury FB.11's. they saw action during the independance war in the Belgian Congo in 1962 and shot down 4 Angolan MIG-15's. after the conflict they were replaced by the F-4B Phantom and were demoted to ground attacks, the FJ-3 stayed in service until 1967, when they were replaced by the A-6A Intruder.

the model is a 1/144 Trumpeter F-86F Sabre, the only modification i gave it was an arrestor hook as the FJ-3 was basicly a navalised F-86.

here are some pictures, the first 2 being the carrier trials on BNS Dendermonde  :mellow:
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.


Decals my @r$e!


You ought to include it in the Navilized GB.
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That's really nice Nils ! Love the Sabre and these wee builds of yours. The red really sets off the typical naval scheme. Very cool !

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The idea of a Belgian carrier is weird (did they get the country afloat?) - but overall very nice. The Fury is very overlooked, but has some serious whiffing potential, especially for NATO countries (did a Dutch one some time ago, with low waterline camouflage). Sweet lil' bird!  :thumbsup:


Superb Build,Nils :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Really looks Great as a Carrier Bird! Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan