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Seafire FR.47 Conversion

Freightdog Models, 1/32 scale

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Catalogue Number: Freightdog Models FSD32002 - Supermarine Seafire FR.47 Conversion
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 31 parts in grey resin; two parts in clear; markings for one aircraft
Price: GBP24.99 available online from Freightdog Models website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Comprehensive conversion to the ultimate Seafire variant; perfectly cast; detailed instructions; fairly straightforward conversion.
Conclusion: This high quality conversion will deliver a very impressive model of the ultimate Seafire.

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Freightdog Models has added a new 1/32 scale Supermarine Seafire FR-47 conversion to its growing range. This is designed to fit the Matchbox (and more recently re-released Revell reboxing) Spitfire Mk.24 kit.

Freightdog's Seafire FR.47 conversion comprises 31 parts in grey resin, two clear vacuum formed parts and markings for one aircraft.



The resin parts include new chin, radiator intakes, spinner and contra-rotating propeller blades, upper wing gun and wheel well blisters, cannon barrels, undercarriage doors, main wheels, gun sight and rudder tail hook.

The resin is perfectly cast and most of the casting blocks will need little more than a couple of passes of a sharp knife to remove them. Wing radiators and the chunly one-piece spinner will need a bit more care and effort though.



A new canopy supplied in two parts is also supplied. This is vacuum formed from quite thick and sturdy plastic, yet it is impressively thin and clear where it counts.



Markings are supplied for one striking aircraft with Korean War invasion stripes. In common with Freightdog's decal range, these markings are beautifully printed, thin and in perfect register. A correction sheet is also provided with replacement serials for under the wings.


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Instructions are laid out on two sheets of A4 paper. Construction should be pretty straightforward, with minimal cutting of the original kit parts required.

If you ever wanted a 1/32 scale replica of the ultimate product of the Supermarine company in your collection, Freightdog Models' Seafire FR.47 conversion is undoubtedly the best way to do it. This is a high quality product and a reasonably straightforward conversion that will suit modellers who already have a few resin projects under their belt.

Thanks to Freightdog Models for the sample.

Freightdog Models kits and decals are available online from their website at http://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk 

Text and Images Copyright 2010 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 June, 2010
Last updated 22 June, 2010

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