Airfix 1/48 Seafire XVII
July 31, 2016 in Aviation
Hi everyone, been a while since I posted anything.
This is one of my latest projects, one of a production line of varying marks of Spit and Seafire in 1/48. So far this year I have built an Eduard Mk9, this one, an Airfix Mk22 and am currently on with an Airfix Seafire Mk47. I will post them all in due course, and am planning a bit of a special one with the Mk9, as it has a very interesting back story to it.
Anyway, on this kit, it is actually one I bought in the toy department at Harrods, in London, just to say I had bought something there!
It is a simple kit and goes together really well, and whilst the panel lines are quite prominent, they do facilitate good washing, which adds interest to the model. I used some aftermarket, in an Eduard colour etch cockpit, QB exhausts and seat and SAC u/c legs. All of which enhance an already impressive model. There are two marking options, the primary one being mainly Extra Dark Sea Grey finish, but I finished mine in other scheme in the kit, with majorly sky and EDSG top surfaces, which is a scheme I love! The aircraft in question was from a training squadron, based at RNAS Fulham, in Oxfordshire, England, which is about 20 miles from where I live.
I,ve really enjoyed this and the other Spits, although I,m running a bit dry on them now! Will get them posted soon, but for now, hope you like this one.
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