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CMR 1/72 scale
De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53

by Bill Gilman

De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53


Description

 

This is the Royal Australian Navy de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 in fabulous 1:72 scale. The kits used were both from CMR (Czech Master Resin). The build consisted of the basic Sea Venom kit (no. 231) plus the optional folding wing set (no. DS7207). I love CMR kits - the level of detail is astounding.

 

 

This project is a tribute to Steve Long (NAVY870) from the Camden Museum of Aviation. Steve was a big help with a previous Firefly build so I wanted to make a model of an aircraft that he restored - Sea Venom WZ895. He was an even bigger help on this build, making sure I had all of WZ895's configuration correct. I think I got it all! If I missed something, it’s my fault not Steve’s.

 

 

Paints were predominantly Mr. Hobby Aqueous Hobby Colors. The markings are from the kit, and represent WZ895, 870-NW, No. 724 Squadron RAN, Naval Air Station Nowra, in Summer 1959. The model was built pretty much out of the box. But with a CMR kit you really don’t need anything else! The only things I added were:

  • Canopy shades 

  • Whip aerials (two on the rear canopy and one under the starboard boom) 

  • Longer jury struts (the kit supplied struts were a wee bit too short for proper alignment of the wings when folded)

 

  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
  • CMR 1/72 De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.53 by Bill Gilman: Image
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Model and Text Copyright 2020 by Bill Gilman
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Last Updated 8 June, 2021

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