--> **** DONE: 1/48 Seafire F.XVII - Post-War Warbirds

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  1. Wayne Little

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    Manufacturer / Model : Airfix Supermarine Seafire F.XVII
    Extras : Eduard Seatbelts, and some of the Cockpit Set.

    Finally up and running! The subject I have chosen for this GB is the Airfix Seafire F.XVII.

    The Seafire F.XVII had a very short service career, and in the case of this aircraft it continued life as part of No.741 Naval Air Squadron, Operational Flying Training Unit, Air Warfare School at St. Merryn, Cornwall, England 1947.

    This aircraft was used for mock dogfights withn the Training unit, hence the rather bright Yellow markings applied it’s spinner, ailerons, wingtips and elevators…
     
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    #2 Wayne Little, Jun 17, 2016
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    Seafire Profile.jpg Seafire Profile.jpg P5153339.JPG P5153341.JPG P5153343.JPG P5153345.JPG the Kit....
     
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    Good one Wayne. My only beef with the Airfix Spitfire kits is the size of the panel lines but otherwise a great kit.
     
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    Nice one Wayne.
     
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    Beauty, Wayne. Have that one in the stash
     
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    Very nice Wayne!
     
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    yeah they are a tad heavy, but like many other kits, once under a coat of paint it sort of fades into the background...so to speak..:D

    Thanks Guys...
     
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    Looks similar to the Mk 22/24 molding that I'm work on. The panel lines are a touch heavy but quite acceptable.
     
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    Well I started some prep work.....and got stuck in....and well...went pretty far before further pics.....heres some start and rapid progress... 1_Cockpit parts_3417.jpg 2_Cockpit parts_3414.jpg 3_Exhausts drilled_3412.jpg 4_Cockpit Work_3551.jpg 5_Cockpit work_3553.jpg
     
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    Good start Wayne!
     
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    Great work so far Wayne!
     
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    The cockpit looks great Wayne!
     
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    I agree, it looks the biz.
    Are those instrument decals from the kit Wayne ?
     
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    Very nice. I remember enjoying the pit build on my Airfix Mk XII.
     
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    Nifty looking innards
     
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    Eduard IP Terry. No decals for it in the kit strangely?

    Thanks Guys for looking in...the other side of the cockpit... 6_Port Cockpit_3556.jpg 7_Port Cockpit_3560.jpg
     
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    Thanks Wayne, and it's looking good.
     
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