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Seafire XVII


40 28 June 2022, 06:48
Robin (WhiteGlint)
👀 👍
28 June 2022, 07:50
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Robin!
Seafire XVII is slowly taking shape - which is quite attractive! Nothing is sanded yet, but some of the etched parts for the folding wings are already attached.
3 July 2022, 18:22
Björn Svedberg
Taking a seat! 😉 Looking really nice! 👍
I'm gonna build a Seafire some day, so I'll look and learn! 🙂
3 July 2022, 18:51
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Björn, it's a pleasure!
4 July 2022, 14:15
Roland Sachsenhofer
In addition to "Sky" on the underside, the two topside colours are now applied. The mixing was done strictly according to the instructions, but I am surprised by the small difference in contrast between the two colours. Perhaps this is also enhanced by the high-gloss surface.
The exhaust ports were drilled out - a simple but effective measure!
19 July 2022, 12:57
Robert Podkoński
Let me join this party! Watching with pleasure.
19 July 2022, 13:14
Roland Sachsenhofer
You're welcome, I'm glad to hear it!
20 July 2022, 17:54
Roland Sachsenhofer
The Seafire is slowly turning into the home straight; however, there is still work to be done on the folding mechanisms and a considerable number of smaller details.
24 July 2022, 13:46
Nathan Dempsey
I'm late but watching. Looking great.
24 July 2022, 17:17
Roland Sachsenhofer
Again, thank you Nathan! The Seafire was completed today; I'll see if I can show you some pictures tomorrow!
25 July 2022, 17:57
Roland Sachsenhofer
Now she is finally finished: the Seafire XVII from Airfix was quite a fun to build. As a point of criticism one has to mention the somewhat washed out shapes - in general as well as in detail -, on the other hand a really generously equipped model can be built in a comfortable way. Regarding the equipment: the folding mechanism or its representation in etched parts comes from the Eduard set for this; this is really to be recommended!
Thank you for your interest and your helpful comments, I hope you like the pictures!
26 July 2022, 14:25
Robert Podkoński
Looks fabulous. Fantastic work and great photos, Roland!
27 July 2022, 04:09
Sebastian Meyner
Very nice Roland 👍
27 July 2022, 04:15
Robin (WhiteGlint)
What a beauty, nice work! 👍
27 July 2022, 06:29
Another gem, very well presented!
27 July 2022, 06:59
Björn Svedberg
Excellent work! 👍
27 July 2022, 17:20
Bruce Huxtable
Superb and inspiring 🙂👍
27 July 2022, 17:52
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you all very much for these motivating comments. I am very pleased that the Seafire is well received!
Well, a new Supermarine project that is going to be on deck planks has started: Trumpeter's Attacker will be next.
27 July 2022, 18:48
David Taylor
Whoa smart one Roland.
27 July 2022, 19:34
Nathan Dempsey
Well done Roland. With the wings folded you can fit more of these subjects on your shelf 🙂.
27 July 2022, 21:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
David, Nathan, I say thank you for your remarks mates! Indeed, even more: I can reduce the height of the shelves to the low dimension of the British aircraft carriers! 🙂
28 July 2022, 09:43
Roland Sachsenhofer
I have now found a suitable background - a British carrier deck of the "Colossus class" from the early fifties. It makes the Seafire from St. Merryn look more authentic! With these pictures I can now really close the project - clear the stage for the Supermarine Attacker!
2 August 2022, 19:29


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1:48 Supermarine Seafire F.XVII (Airfix A06102)

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