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John Healy
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Airfix 1/48 Seafire 17 (repost)

May 22, 2014 · in Aviation · · 22 · 1.6K

I just took a few better pics and posted them. Again, it's a great kit straight from the box. I painted it with Humbrol enamels including my last tins of Humbrol Authentics Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey. I must have had these tins since 1977-78, great paint! I just added Eduard belts, no other aftermarket. The decals performed flawlesslysandwiched between Future coats. I finished the a/c off with Humbrol semi-matte clear enamel.

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  1. Looks good John. Lot of different colors.

  2. said on May 22, 2014

    Damn I've always had a weakness for those tear drop canopied Spits. Very nice, love the scheme.

  3. Very nice. Excellent work.

  4. Wow, that's a nice looking Spitfire ,well done.

  5. Nice! I've just started mine.

    • Thanks Gregor. I'm looking forward to seeing yours. I enjoy seeing these new Airfix Spitfires/Seafires being built. It is a surprisingly heavy model when done and I was a bit worried about the gear, but it's held up well for two years now.

  6. Nice clean build.

  7. said on May 23, 2014

    Really nice John ! Thanks again for the exciting build !

  8. Just plain beautiful. Nice clear pictures too! It's good to see another FAA model & especially of a Seafire.

  9. Thanks Tony! We can never have too many Seafires.

  10. Very nice build of a beautiful aircraft.

  11. John,
    Absolutely beautiful. I like the model and love the scheme. Great job.

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