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Jon Bryon

Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Seafire F.XVII

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Last one for 2019: Airfix's 1/48 Seafire F.XVII with markings from the kit. Only additions are an Eduard PE harness and Master gun barrels (I know, I know, wrong for shape for a Seafire...). Paint is MRP (top) and Mr Color (underneath). First attempt at hairspray chipping and first real attempt at using oils over a flattish clear coat. Full build article and more photos here: https://jonbryon.com/airfix-1-48-supermarine-seafire-f-xvii/

 

Comments welcome & thanks for looking.

 

Jon

 

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Excellent Seafire, with two little research issues.

 

The major one is the propeller. Sorry to rain on your parade – it's mounted back-to-front. The straighter edge of the prop blade is the leading edge, not the more curved one.

 

Also, on a parked Spit or Seafire, the elevators invariably droop, unless there's the rare locking bar installed on the stick.

 

Finish and weathering look really good, though!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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38 minutes ago, Spitfire31 said:

The major one is the propeller. Sorry to rain on your parade – it's mounted back-to-front. The straighter edge of the prop blade is the leading edge, not the more curved one.

 

 

 

Ouch! You're right 😊

 

Oh well...

 

Jon

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Very nicely finished Seafire. This kit gets a bit of flak but builds up nicely and yours is no exception.

 

Pete

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Lovely Seafire, the scheme looks very striking and I like your chipping effects, great work.

Chris

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On 12/30/2019 at 5:16 PM, Spitfire31 said:

Excellent Seafire, with two little research issues.

 

The major one is the propeller. Sorry to rain on your parade – it's mounted back-to-front. The straighter edge of the prop blade is the leading edge, not the more curved one.

 

Also, on a parked Spit or Seafire, the elevators invariably droop, unless there's the rare locking bar installed on the stick.

 

Finish and weathering look really good, though!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

One couldn't agree more with the above gentleman's comments,it is an excellent model,the finish and weathering is superb.

 

But yes,he is correct about the propeller,from the cockpit Merlin's turn right,Griffon's turn left.

(one has seen a few Merlin and Griffon engines start up at various airshows attended over the years)

One has heard "interesting" tales of "Merlin" pilots jumping into a "Griffon",applying the "usual" take-off caveats and then realising

that something wasn't quite right as they "sped off"across the grass in the wrong direction!!!!

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