1/48 Scratchbuild Blackburn Firebrand TF.5 EK780

The model represents a Firebrand of 827 Sqn. FAA at RNAS Ford, Summer 1951.

The model was made up of vacformed sheet styrene over hand carved basswood masters.

References include plans from Modelaid International and Aviation News, reconciled against each other and many photos.

The Firebrand was painted with Xtracolour enamels (diluted: 2 parts paint / 1 part white spirit / 1 part laquer thinner, to speed drying time) using an Iwata HP-5B airbrush at 25 p.s.i.

Decals are Aeromaster (national markings) and Modeldecal.

Model by Dave Askett