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  1. Micdrow

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    #1 Micdrow, Jul 27, 2010
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    Hi Terry,

    Well I have a surpise today for you. I took these this morning and thought you could make a great model with it. I might be going back tommorrow depending on weather so if you need a different shot I will see what I can do. This is the final results of 3 different owners in its life time and 38 years of restoration. I got to talk the pilot and restorer of this aircraft. The owner allowed him to bring it to airventure this year and what a hit it was. Yes this is a Griffon powered sea fire and you are not seeing things. :)

    All the best
    Paul
     

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    Way cool! Love the improved magazine wells for easy access.
     
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    Thanks Matt, Im hoping the weather will stay nice as I want to go back tommorrow.
     
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    Great pics Paul ! What a superb restoration, and a nice presentation too. I think a 1/48th scale kit of this Mark has just been released by someone - sure I've seen an advert very recently. Don't know much about the Royal Navy stuff, so can't say which Mark it is without checking. I always think that anything which can flap bits of its wings around like that can't be right!!!
    I have to say it's more aesthetically pleasing than some of the later Griffon Seafires, with the contra-rotating props - they're a Hippocroccofrog in a babe's body !
    Thanks for the pics mate, I'll have to see what I can do, model-wise, at some stage.
     
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    Great stuff here Paul. :thumbright: THX for sharing. :D
     
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    Your welcome there Terry, Its a MK XV so you wont have to look it up. There are only 4 known sea fires left in the world. Nice thing about this one is it fly's. Besides since I cant talk you into building a wild cat I figured I would go to something from Britain :)

    Thanks Wojtek, maybe others can use this for modeling as well.
     
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    Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Your welcome hawkeye!!!
     
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    Very nice photos of a beautiful bird!
     
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    What a beautiful machine! You might have to break the rules and post those pictures bigger they're so beautiful!
     
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    Now thats one great looking Seafire!! Nice photos Paul.
     
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    Thanks guys, for those that didnt know it the think sitting on the ground is a slipper tank for the seafire.
     
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    Great pics, with so few Seafires left it's good to see some quality shots of one 8)
     
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    That ROCKS Paul!!!!:headbang: Way to go, and great shots to sir!!!!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Awesome shots Paul, lookin forward to more...
     
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    ooOOOoooOOOooooodroooolstuff! :thumbleft:
    Awesome photos, love 'em! Thanks for sharing. ;)
     
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    Beautiful, thanks for posting!
     
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    Excellent Paul....!!:D
     
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    very nice pics Paul
     
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