Fairey Firefly MkI (oz13227)


Fairey Firefly MkI (oz13227) 1954 - plan thumbnail

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Veron Quicky Kit Fairey Firefly. Simple all-sheet rubber scale model.

Quote: "Veron Quicky No 4. Fairey Firefly Mk I. British Naval Air Arm Fighter.

This new series of VERON 'QUICKY' Scale Flying Models are the last word in simplicity. Accurately die-cut, pre-decorated parts can be assembled in a jiffy to make nifty little semi-silhouette models with an amazing performance. You need only balsa knife, cement, pins, pliers and thread to complete these fascinating little models. Study the plan carefully and identify all the parts in your kit. The " exploded " drawing does not necessarily denote the sequence of assembly, so read all the instructions carefully. Use a quick-drying balsa cement. Dopes are not necessary as all the parts are ready coloured. Extra details and finish to the edges and cabin, etc., can be applied with any ball-point pen.

FUSELAGE. Cut the strips of 1/8 x 3/8 to length as indicated in Diagram 1. Sand the last 3 in of the fuselage top and bottom strips at the tail-bay to an even taper with hardwood block and sandpaper. The lower one can be steamed to a gentle curve at the front by bending over a steaming kettle spout or by rolling with a pencil, or even by nicking with a knife and filling the nicks with cement.

Bind the undercarriage wire to the lower strip with thread, 1-1/2 in from the front. Coat the thread well with cement. The wheels, which can be added later, are retained with a blob of cement upon the end of the wire. See Diagram 2. Check that each axle is square and that both are sym-metrical to the lower fuselage strip.

Lay the two fuselage sides together over the building board checking that their edges are in alignment irrespective of the printed outline. Using a sharp-pointed balsa knife and straight edge, cut out the two wing slots together, thus assuring their alignment when fitting the wing. Cut also the hole for the rear dowel.

Cement the 1/8 x 3/8 strips 'A' to the outline of one fuselage side - on the inner face, and secure with pins whilst drying. See Diagram 3 for actual layout of all these strips. Then add the opposite side, checking that each is level, one with the other, drawing the sides together closely at the rear. Thin cellophane (from cigarette packets) may be used for wind-screens when desired..."

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Quote: "Dear Mary, Here's the Veron Fairey Firefly Quicky 12 inch kit for Outerzone. I've scanned the wood twice to get both sides of the fin - the only piece screen printed on both sides. Probably early 1950's when these first came out, I'm thinking."

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Fairey Firefly MkI (oz13227) 1954 - model pic

  • (oz13227)
    Fairey Firefly MkI
    from Veron (ref:4)
    12in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 03/08/2021
    Filesize: 315KB
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    Credit*: AdrianCulf
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In 1954-55, when I was 9 to 10 years old, Veron 'Quickies' were just my thing, and the Firefly was my favourite - I must have built, flown and destroyed three or four of them in the course of a year. This picture [004] doesn't show much of the model, but it is clearly identifiable as a Firefly and proves that they were indeed capable of flight. Regards,
John Park - 10/08/2021
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