Airfix Seafire XV
Having double ordered Airfix's new 1/48 scale Spitfire XII & Seafire XVII & completed one of each with a great deal of satisfaction, I wondered what to do with the second pair of kits that would be more interesting than doing the same again. Fortunately, parts from the kits were absolutely interchangeable, so the Seafire XV was started. As it turned out, my references showed that the only modification required was the addition of the re-enforcing to the fuselage longerons & a set of decals from Freightdog.
I wouldn't be surprised if Airfix bring out this version in due course. The good news is that, thanks to the inclusion of the spare folding wings in the Seafire XVII kit & the other left over bits, I can even make another of these; so I will still end up with four kits even after combining two!
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