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Seafire F.Mk.XV/F.17
Folding Wings Detail Set

CMR, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y

Item No. CMR No. DS02 Seafire F.Mk.XV/F.17 Folding Wings Detail Set
Contents and Media: 9 cream coloured resin parts; decals for 3 aircraft; A4 sized double-sided instruction sheet with three build diagrams,  A4 sheet of paint/decal drawings; A4 sheet of reference photos.
Scale 1/72
Price: around 18.71 (available online from Hannants)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Will transform the appearance of your CMR Seafire; highly detailed, beautifully cast with fine surface detail; minimal casting blocks; high-quality decals and interesting markings.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended to all experienced modellers.


Reviewed by Brett Green

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CMR has released a wing fold set to complement its 1/72 scale Seafire F.Mk.XV and Seafire F.17 kits

Nine resin parts make up this fairly simple yet very detailed conversion.

The parts are superbly cast with crisp, finely recessed surface features.


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The wings are supplied as a centre section spanning the fuselage, outer panels and separate wing tips. Hinge covers are supplied as small separate resin parts, but you'll have to cut your own arresting bars from rod or wire.

All the wing fold parts feature crisp, comprehensive details on the inside mating surfaces. These areas will be very responsive to a subtle oil wash.



There is a little resin flash around the wing folds and in a few other areas. Check your references very carefully to make sure that you only cut off the waste material and not some of the subtle bumps and lumps that should be there!

Instructions are supplied on four A4 sheets, and comprise a simple assembly diagram, an alignment view from dead ahead, 13 reference photos of appropriate wing folds and three pages of marking instructions.

Although the instructions do not mention it, I think it would be advisable to drill and pin the join between the centre panel and each outer wing panel.

Three new marking options are supplied - one Canadian and one British Mk.XV, and an FAA F.17.



The decals are perfectly in register and appear to be very thin.

Resin tends to be a less forgiving medium to work with than polystyrene, but the relatively simple parts breakdown and superb quality will make this kit ideal for the moderately experienced modeller who wants to stretch to a resin conversion.

This is a gorgeous kit of an attractive and interesting subject.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to CMR for the review sample

CMR Models are available online from Hannants in the UK,
NKR Models in Australia and quality specialist model retailers worldwide.

Review Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 31 January, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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