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Seafire Mk 47 conversion

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3 hours ago, Alburymodeler said:

I believe they are basically one and the same, taken over by Freightdog but a few new bits added. I have the original floating around somewhere, but will probably never use is as time is too short to work with the Matchbox kit. if someone does a conversion for the Tamiya Spitfire then I will be in.

 

Wouldn't that be something akin to: "remove control stick from kit, toss balance of kit in trash"?

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We should suggest Monkey Madness to the rescue in the cockpit area.  Purchase the front end from Graham.   Upscale some Barracuda bits.   I thought I saw a Mk-47 empennage  from someone a while back?   The canopy seems to have gone through several variants in the production run.   Underneath it all, it’s still the chunky Matchbox offering.  

 

I must have have used two tubes of that lovely Squadron green stuff back in the day to fill in the cracks and seems on the beast.   

 

 

 

 

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If you can get it the Mastercasters Mk22/24 cockpit set is very good.

As said, the Iconicair front end is also another must have.

Freightdog set is pretty comprehensive too.

 

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IIRC Iconicair also does supply the Spiteful type empennage.

Perhaps the best way to start would be the Tamiya Mk XVI but with a lot of modificatons aka the mentioned conversion.

A Mk 22/24 would perhaps be a less complex option?

Cees

 

 

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I would never recommend the Mastercasters cockpit as it is clearly underscaled. I used it in my FR47 and had to modify each part. This is unfortunately a classical problem with various sets of that brand. Ask me how I know! Moreover, it is lacking at least half of the Seafire cockpit components. 

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15 minutes ago, GrahamF said:

I'd just wait a while.:whistle:

 

 

Well, well then, secrets don't keep friends!  :lol:

 

I kid, I kid of course.   But seriously what are you up to now.......    LOL! 

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AA productions advises to use the Matchbox / Revell kit , and provides the late canopy type , now about the cockpit ,scratch building , is the lone solution ?? !!! 

I bought the last set on E bay , I will try to do a quick  review 

Alain

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9 hours ago, Cees Broere said:

IIRC Iconicair also does supply the Spiteful type empennage.

Perhaps the best way to start would be the Tamiya Mk XVI but with a lot of modificatons aka the mentioned conversion.

A Mk 22/24 would perhaps be a less complex option?

Cees

 

 

If you mean the tail, it has a different fuselage profile relative to the Matchbox kit. I tried it on my build and decided it was too much work to blend together. This was after cutting the tail off my Spitfire. 

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Hi Graham, 

 

Nice to know you still have that project. There are areas for which finding information looked close to impossible to me. The worst ones were the LG bays and the wing pylons. The small number of planes ans their short service life did not help. The very frustrating part is the fact the only existing Warbird is close to useless as they removed the wing folding mechanism and all the cockpit systems not related to flying. 

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Even though I do have the FD conversion, as has been noted it does not cover everything, and if Iconicair put a Mk 47 conversion out Id definitely have to find a way to pick one up.    The Seafire is just tooooo cool. 

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