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Dave_R

Airfix Seafire FR. 46 1/48

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Hi All,

 

I haven't forgotten about the Mustang and Starfighter - but I got sidetracked by the Panzer IV GB.  I've finished the Panzer now, so I'm back to the KUTA stuff.

 

I think I've got enough time to add this build to the others.  It's a bit different as it's hardly been started at all,  but I had some quiet time over Christmas decided to go with the FR. 46 option (FR.47 is the other option).

 

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So this was the state of play on 29th Dec.

 

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A very basic cockpit - but when the fuselage is closed it's a black hole anyway.

 

Dave.

 

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Hi All,

 

It's all ready for painting now.

 

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It needed quite a lot of sanding and filling, but it's not looking too bad now.

 

Dave.

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Very nice progress! I’m also having a 46 at WIP! Did you encountered any difficulties with the landing gear position on wing? I have on mine a complete wrong angle when I dry fitted the all thing for first time... Any feedback on your side?

 

Thanks & looking fwd to see it painted!

 

Frank

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Hi Frank,

 

I've just tried dry fitting the undercarriage and the angle of the legs are fine, but the wheels are heavily toed in - like this   \   /   from the front view.  Is that what you mean?

 

I'm off to see if can find some pictures check the angle against - I seem to remember reading that the FR 46/47 had a different U/C to the Spitfire for carrier ops. - I could well be wrong though.

 

Dave.

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Thanks for the info Dave! Yes this is exactly what I meant! The angle of legs should be on the opposite side & wheels ended up perpendicular to the ground following my documentation! I finally trimmed a bit the outboard side of squared hole in order to achieve the proper fit! I’ll try to post some pictures of that!

 

Thanks again for the reply!👍

 

Frank

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Hi Frank,

 

I couldn't find any definitive photographic evidence - but my instinct says it looks wrong.  I'm interested to see what your solution looks like.

 

Dave.

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Hi All,

 

I've primed it and masked it and it's ready for the Sky undersides to be painted.

 

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I'm going to prime the rubber rudder and spinner white, which should work better for the yellow colour.

 

Dave.

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Hi All,

 

Now with Extra Dark Sea Grey.

 

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The paintwork needs some tidying up and the EDSG looks too light at the moment - but once it has a gloss coat it should look right.

 

Dave.

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HI All,

 

I've got the main decals on.

 

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There's still a bit of detail painting to do - prop tips, pitots etc. and more stencils to go on , but the end is in sight.

 

Dave.

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Looking lovely Dave :speak_cool:

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