Special Hobby 1/48 Supermarine Seafire LF Mk. III
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:
Seafire LF Mk. III, PR256.
Pilot Sub./Lt. Richard Reynolds, DSC, RNVR
FAA 894 Squadron, HMS Indefatigable 1945
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