Airfix Seafire 17 in 1/48 scale
When Airfix announced their new Spitfire XII & Seafire 17 kits I bought two of each. The first pair were out of the box & I was very happy with the results. Looking at the remaining pair I tried a match-up of XII & 17 parts to produce a Seafire XV: No problems whatsoever & the result appears on iModeler elsewhere. I was now left with two sets of folded wings & a low back fuselage so I thought of doing another Seafire 17, this time in the later colour scheme. Since the XV used some of the parts needed for this build I had to scratch-build the rudder & pitot, scrounge spare cannon, tailplanes & undercarriage from my spares box, plus use a Quickboost set of exhausts. Underwing radiators are leftovers from some long-forgotten Spitfire as is the carb intake. It was a lot of fun & a welcome break from some of the highly complicated models coming out of late. Thanks Airfix! I hope you like it.
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