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Jaime Carreon
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Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Seafire FR47

April 1, 2014 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2.1K

Here is my FR47, built from the kit. Built pretty much OOB with the addition of Barracuda resin cameras to fill in the empty spaces behind the clear camera ports. Paint was Floquil extra dark sea gray on the upper surfaces, and AeroMaster RLM84 for the fuselage sides and lowers. Stripes were masked and painted. This build only took five months instead of my usual decade or two.

The squadron letter "P" departed the left side of the fin sometime between decaling and final clear coat, I'll get that back on as soon as I can find a replacement.

Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and support on this build, with special thanks to Neil and Seamus! It felt pretty good to get it done. And on April Fool's Day, no less!

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16 responses

  1. Nice work….I like anything with counter-rotating props.

  2. It's a beautiful looking model, Jaime, very attractive colour scheme.

  3. Nice clean build, love that prop arrangement.

  4. Turned out well. Good job Jaime.

  5. Outstanding. A lot of work for sure, but the results speak for themselves. Only one mistake, the RLM 84 is Aeromaster, not Model Master.

  6. Good stuff , Jaime. Your expectations were met ! Worth waiting for...

  7. I said you'd get there in the end pal,very well done on a difficult job you should be proud it looks great.

  8. I Really enjoyed following the building process- the final model was worth the wait... Well done Jamie!

  9. Great build Jaime. have watched this one progress.
    As for the missing decal, well it happens to all of us at some stage.
    Well done Jaime.

  10. great job jamie

  11. Looks great! Everything is nice and clean and I've always likes this color scheme!

  12. Thanks, everyone! It was an interesting build, to say the least...

  13. Jaime, beautiful job on a beautiful machine. The late Griffon Seafire/Spitfire family is one my favorite aircraft types. That contra prop is wicked looking! And I am with you on builds taking a long time, that is my way as well! Many thanks for posting.

  14. Jamie,
    Excellent build. The final product came out beautifully. Like some of the comments above, this one my favorite Spits.

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