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In-Box Review
Seafire F.XVII interior SA
Designed for the Airfix Kit
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by: Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]


Inside the re sealable plastic bag is:
-1 x pre coloured photo etched fret.
-1 x A4 instruction sheet.

The first thing that grabs your attention is the superbly printed instrument panel parts and the Sutton harness. The instrument panel has some lovely detail, with finely defined instrument faces. The instrument panel is made up from three pieces, the centrally mounted blind flying instrument panel is a separate part. Onto the instrument panel is added the gun sight and compass mounts, both of which needs to be carefully folded. The gun sight from the kit is supplemented with several photo etched parts. The body of the compass needs to be scratch built from plastic rod or sprue. The face of the compass is finely printed and is added to the top of the scrap plastic.
Other pre painted parts include throttle and propeller control quadrant, elevator and rudder trim, undercarriage lever, map box detail, fuel control switch, and much much more.
The harness is created from twelve parts with some gently folding to give a draped look on the kits seat.
The only item that I would have liked to have seen included are a set of photo etched rudder pedals, but that's nit picking.
As with any pre coloured photo etched parts it always prudent to apply a coat or two of Klear or a varnish of your choice to fix the printed areas. Eduard strongly advise that you do not touch the adhesive at the back of the parts. Always leave the parts on the backing sheet until it's time to apply the self adhesive photo etched parts.


This is a tremendous cockpit detail set for the Airfix 1/48 Seafire XVII and will certainly enhance the cockpit detail in the kit. Nice one Eduard.
Highs: Amazingly detailed work
Lows: Lack of rudder pedals
Verdict: If you have the Airfix Seafire XVII then it's well worth acquiring this set and slipping it ino the kits box.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: FE583
  Suggested Retail: 15.29
  PUBLISHED: Mar 29, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

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Aircraft are my primary interest from WWll to present day.

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