1/48 Airfix Sea Vixen FAW 2

Gallery Article by Richard Spreckley (R Spreckley) on Dec 26 2013

 

 

This is the excellent Airfix 1:48 kit of the DeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW 2. I used the Airwaves wing fold set along with white metal under carriage and Neomega resin cockpit. Paints are the Vallejo air range.

 

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This was a challenging build with the extra PE and resin upgrades. The cockpit itself caused some fit problems where extra putty and filler was required. But the overall finish and hard work was worth it.

I wanted to model 'XJ580', which was the last flying Sea Vixen in the Royal Navy. Decals to do this were taken from the vacu-form kit. To save space and show off the fantastic detail on the underside of this kit, I decided to fold the wings. Using a coat of clear, Vallejo dark wash was used to add weathering and panel lines.

Richard Spreckley

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Photos and text by Richard Spreckley