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Bryan W. Bernart
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Special Hobby 1/48 Supermarine Seafire LF Mk. III

December 17, 2013 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2.9K

One that almost became the second occupant of the shelf of doom. Why, you ask?

I was about half way through when Tom Cleaver published his authoritative "Frankenspit", and I knew all was lost. Eventually built OOB, it came together well. After allowing the pre-shading to cure for five months ( special mix, don't you know...) I used Model Master enamels, Future, And MM Flat coat.

Kit supplied decals were very fragile, and the alert will notice two different tail codes ( proper is 146)-they were the only survivors-one of which has had a "paint assist". Grubbed it up with a light oil wash, powdered pastels (a first for me) and a few thumb prints.

aircraft depicted is:

LF Mk. III, PR256.

Pilot Sub./Lt. Richard Reynolds, DSC, RNVR

FAA 894 Squadron, HMS Indefatigable 1945

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10 responses

  1. Nicely built and weathered. Gotta build me a Seafire, looks very "Pacific" like in those colors.

  2. Like that belly shot...really shows off your effort(s).

  3. that bottom

  4. Lovely job there Bryan, the weathering looks great, the overall finish brilliant.
    Well done.

  5. All those small decals, what patience! The weathering look is great, some of my paint jobs cure for a year (as they sit upon the shelf unfinished). Nice work.

  6. Bryan,
    Very nicely done. I love the scheme. The heck with the two tail codes. Don't point it out. Let the folks think they are looking at two different airplanes.
    Where is the airport that is your avatar picture? Looks like a nice area.

  7. You must be very pleased with the end result of this long build, Bryan, it was certainly worth it in the end.

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