**** DONE: 1/48 Seafire F.XVII - Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire GB

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  1. brucejscott

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    #1 brucejscott, May 31, 2012
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    Username - brucejscott
    First Name - Bruce
    Category - Intermediate
    Scale - 1/48
    Manufacturer - Airfix
    Model Type - Supermarine Seafire F.XVII
    Aftermarket Parts - Eduard Seatbelts
    Decals - Kit


    Ok, I'm in with this truly excellent kit from Airfix. I have to hand it to these guys. They produce a quality product at a very reasonable price. I'm so impressed with the newer stuff I am actually thinking about shelling out for the Sea Vixen, but that is for another day. Anyway, here's the kit...




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    the sprues...



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    and the color scheme I plan to do.



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    Probably won't get much of a start til the weekend, late already and school band concert tomorrow. Thanks for looking.
     
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    Excellent choice Bruce, we going to see the bendy wing version.
     
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    The next interesting project. :thumbright:
     
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    Good one Bruce.
     
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    Me likely. Gotta find one to add to my Spitfire collection. Anyone know what the wing fold parts look like compared to the real thing.

    Geo
     
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    Thought about doing the wings folded, but read a review saying the joint is awfully fiddly and somewhat weak. Probably end up with the wings down. On another note, I'm throwing this one out for comment. The Airfix instructions call for the cockpit sidewalls to be black on the upper half and "sky" on the lower. I could be wrong, but it just doesn't sound right to me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Looking forward to this one Bruce.
     
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    Don't know why they quote 'Sky' - they've done that on Karl's MkXII too. The upper section by this date would be matt black, and below the lower frame, roughly the bottom of the seat, would be the original Cockpit Grey Green, not 'Sky'. The black colour was first introduced on the Typhoon/Tempest later production aircraft, and became the 'standard' cockpit colour post war, until the advent of the greys, as still used today.
     
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    Thanks Terry. Knew I could count on you to have the answer.
     
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    Excelent choice!
     
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    nice one Bruce, have a few books on Spitfire/seafires so just shout if you need any thing
     
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    ... and now on to Karl for fifty points. Karl, which is correct for the underwing rockets, aluminum bodies with red warheads or ghost grey bodies with OD warheads?
     
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    Without checking, I'd say the latter. The 'normal' colours of the RPs was overall dark green, but the rocket propellant tube (body) colour might have changed post war.
     
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    The cockpit grey/green has been applied, the top half of the cockpit painted black and detail painting started.



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    Good start Bruce.
     
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    Up and at it, great start Bruce.
     
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    nice start bruce, and i'd go with Terry on the RP's
     
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    Go Bruce! good stuff mate...
     
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    Just did a bunch of research on British rockets as I am putting single rails on my spit IX, light grey bodies with o.d. warheads seems to be the rule.
     
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