Re: New Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury...no gunsight!

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Re: New Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury...no gunsight!

Joined: February 28th, 2005, 10:43 am

February 13th, 2018, 9:15 am #1

Just thought I'd let folks know that there is no gunsight included in the kit (not all reviews mention this) so a resin/spare one will need to be found, a surprising omission I must say .

HTH
Andy
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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

February 13th, 2018, 10:59 am #2

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Joined: April 9th, 2015, 12:13 am

February 13th, 2018, 12:43 pm #3

Just thought I'd let folks know that there is no gunsight included in the kit (not all reviews mention this) so a resin/spare one will need to be found, a surprising omission I must say .

HTH
Andy
No need to worry Stan, the resin folk will sell you one.
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Joined: January 13th, 2009, 1:44 am

February 13th, 2018, 2:00 pm #4

Just thought I'd let folks know that there is no gunsight included in the kit (not all reviews mention this) so a resin/spare one will need to be found, a surprising omission I must say .

HTH
Andy
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/inde ... ions-here/

has gunsight

possible resin option
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/inde ... nt=2942852

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Joined: August 27th, 2004, 6:53 pm

February 13th, 2018, 5:47 pm #5

Just thought I'd let folks know that there is no gunsight included in the kit (not all reviews mention this) so a resin/spare one will need to be found, a surprising omission I must say .

HTH
Andy
And please, before anyone goes crazy and says "What more do you want for that price" or "well, you have to leave something for the afermarket crowd" nonsense, I think the gunsight is kind of important.

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Brad
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

February 13th, 2018, 7:10 pm #6

instruction too eh? Not like a missing gear door or some such but a strange omission nonetheless. Not hard to scratch tho, assuming you have some Evergreen, etc, bits handy.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 3:24 pm

February 13th, 2018, 7:11 pm #7

And please, before anyone goes crazy and says "What more do you want for that price" or "well, you have to leave something for the afermarket crowd" nonsense, I think the gunsight is kind of important.

Cheers
Brad
It may be that there is an over reliance on research using restored “warbirds” which do not necessarily still carry a gunsight for safety reasons rather than using a combination of original documentation and modern research methods like Lidar. In addition CAD designers do not always have the specialist aviation knowledge that would alert them to the absence of a gunsight

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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

February 13th, 2018, 7:24 pm #8

THANKS for your very helpfil links! nt.
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February 13th, 2018, 8:48 pm #9

It may be that there is an over reliance on research using restored “warbirds” which do not necessarily still carry a gunsight for safety reasons rather than using a combination of original documentation and modern research methods like Lidar. In addition CAD designers do not always have the specialist aviation knowledge that would alert them to the absence of a gunsight

Sk
of 'command', R&D, instruction editor, board member, an underling of the big boss, etc, etc, someone wudda noticed! And not like the wing is upside down, there's a two blade prop, the pilot's seat is facing backwards, etc. But still, you'd think someone would think to themselves "don't fighter a/c have some sort of gun sight???". No one at Airfix R&D perused one of the MANY Sea Fury booklets/articles published over the yrs?

In the end, a pretty ez fix. At least for me and my massive 50+ yrs old spares/bits box. Again, not like the fuselage is 3 scale feet too short.

Short shot vert fin (putty/fill), flawed canopy (vac a new one or AM), etc, I can fix. Not that I should have to w/ a 30 buck 2018 kit, but not the end of the model kit world for me either.

Two on order from HLJ and after a good 'in hand' look, I bet I'll buy a couple more, and 2-4 for my modelling buds.
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Joined: October 3rd, 2009, 9:24 am

February 14th, 2018, 6:42 am #10

He positively hates them, I must make time to tease him
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