Supermarine Seafang Mk.32 (Trumpeter 1/48)
First of all, I need to say that this is a “what if” build. There are two reasons for that: Trumpeter and Trumpeter. First reason is that model has a lot of issues with an accuracy, clearly visible if you’re comparing with photos. Usually I don’t care much about such things, and for me it’s OK if a kit has some minor “historical” issues. But not in this case, it’s just too much, and I gave up on fixing it. Second reason is that kit manufacturer made a mistake (or it was done intentionally – I don’t know) and gave an incorrect number for a single existed prototype of a Mk.32. All other marking options are also “what if”. So, taking into account all above, I’ve decided to build a non existing version of a Seafang Mk.32 of the Fleet Air Arm somewhere in between 1944 and 1946 years, with a Seafire-like camouflage scheme. And it should be heavily weathered, because… because it’s a “what if”.
The kit itself is of a good quality, and comes together nicely except the sliding part of a canopy – to thick and with defects, so I’ve made a replacement with a foil. Painted with Gunze acrylics, weathered primary with oils. Final and intermediate satin and gloss varnishes – lacquers by Hataka.
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