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Son of Seafire - Supermarine Seafang F.32


toboldlygo

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Something a bit different, the Seafang, the planned replacement for the Seafire - which due to the Jet Age, became an interim (and mostly) forgotten foot note in British Naval aviation history.

 

Then Trumpeter created a kit of it (along with the Spiteful).

 

I've had it my stash for a while and I wanted a quick build..

 

Box Art

 

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What's in the box..

 

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The decals came back to haunt me.

 

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The build..

 

As with most Trumpeter kits, the fit is pretty good, just a few annoying bits (more on that later).

 

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First muck up- quoting the wrong shade of Sea Grey - Dark instead of Extra Dark.

 

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Soon rectified.

 

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Second the out of register and under scale roundels..

 

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Spares from one of my Eduard kits came to the rescue fortunately..

 

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If the wings and undercarriage look familiar - they were used on the Attacker.

 

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Into weathering,,

 

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All finished.

 

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Onwards and upwards to the next build..

 

 

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Must admit I have never heard of it . My Dad worked on Seafires and Fireflies when he did his National Service , fortunately after the war .  Nice build though . Looks a bit like a Sea Fury . Did it evolve into that? 

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I'd never heard of it either, visibility for landing must've been poor with the cockpit that far back; presumably due to the girt big engine in front.

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57 minutes ago, Legend said:

Must admit I have never heard of it . My Dad worked on Seafires and Fireflies when he did his National Service , fortunately after the war .  Nice build though . Looks a bit like a Sea Fury . Did it evolve into that? 

 

I worked on a Firefly & Sea Hawk and got to sit in a Sea Fury & Swordfishes - all the FAA Historic Flight. ;) 

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46 minutes ago, KeithMacdonald said:

Very nicely done!

 

How did you do the weathering? Would like to know for a Mosquito.

 

I'm glad to see the Seafang is on the list of aircraft flown by the legendary Eric Winkle Brown.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_flown_by_Eric_"Winkle"_Brown#S

Mind you, it would be more remarkable if it wasn't!

 

 

Easy a semi matt clear coat to seal the decals, then a smothering of Flory Dark Dirt Wash, which was cleaned off once dried. The various stains were done with Tamiya Weathering Powders.

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23 hours ago, spamcan61 said:

I'd never heard of it either, visibility for landing must've been poor with the cockpit that far back; presumably due to the girt big engine in front.

Presumably they'd have used the standard curved approach to the carrier, although Brown probably didn't. 

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