Supermarine Seafang in 1/48 scale by Trumpeter
The subject of a fair bit of criticism, the Trumpeter Seafang & Spiteful nevertheless are well moulded, precise fitting kits that are deserving of some effort to do justice to. Mine is built taking on board some of the points raised by critics & ignoring others. I tend to stay away from micrometers & go for the "If it looks right..." principle. What I have done is:
Widen the fuselage aft of the cockpit. Enlarge & fair in the rocker covers. Fill in behind the cockpit. Deepen the cockpit tub. Put more curve in the spinner - it was too pointed. Replace the sliding canopy. Re-work the oleo legs. Make the radiator housings shallower. re-build the retraction struts. Add brake lines & drill out the exhausts. There may well be other points I haven't addressed or done wrong, but enough is enough; you have to stop somewhere, so what you see is the result. I hope you enjoy it.
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