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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2017 13:59 pm 
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Hey folks,

Is there a way of getting an Operation Torch era Seafire II without going the Sword route? As in, is there a Spitfire kit that has the hook setup as unused parts? Or are there 2 kits that could be cross kitted with minimum fuss?


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2017 19:59 pm 
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The closest (I presume you are looking for 1/72) is the Club Kit offered by Airfix which contained a Seafire IIc. The aircraft is correct and isn't too bad (it isn't as good as current offerings but it passes muster for me). The decals are not Operation Torch but those are available separately.

If you look in this gallery you can see Ian build one with Operation Torch decals last year...
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=33126&hilit=FAA+Club+Seafire&start=80

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2017 22:08 pm 
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Thanks for the reply MacTeagle.
I would get an FAA club kit, but even though its £26 on kingkit, and has 3 aircraft types used at Torch, I will have to wait a bit to get it. It seems the only way I can see at the mo......


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2017 22:50 pm 
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You could see if anyone on ATF has the Seafire IIc from that set up for exchange or sale. The Seafire in that set is just an Airfix MkVc with added arrestor hook parts. When I build mine I scratch-built the rest of the Seafire details (strengthening plates, catapult spools and hoist points). Actually, scratch-building a representation of the arrestor hook wouldn't be impossible. It is a simple structure that follows the contours of the fuselage. It would be especially simple to represent if modelled fully retracted (model a small cavity into the fuselage, scribe the outline of the hook assembly fairing and add an Airfix or Revell Sea-Hurricane hook at the end).

Buying a Spitfire Vc kit (this one: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1649) might be cheaper and would leave you only an arrestor hook and markings behind the Seafire boxing (you'd need to swap out the roundels for stars for Op Torch anyone).

The Seafire IIc I build can be seen here, so you see what you'd be needing to do to enhance the MkVc to a proper looking Seafire...
viewtopic.php?f=331&t=26928&start=0#p573924

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2017 22:56 pm 
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Scribing the position of the A-frame on the rear fuselage of a Airfix Spit Vb or Vc shouldn't be difficult.
Then you just need to drill hole and put something that looks hook-like in it.

If you look at the Build Threadthat's basically all that's needed.
Strictly, there should also be strengthening plates but I didn't worry about them, as they can't be clearly seen on photos of the real thing.

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Have a look at the Modellingmadness 1/72 Merlin Seafire Group Build here

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