S u m m a r y
||The Aviation Workshop
On-Target Profiles Number 5 - The Supermarine Seafire in Fleet Air Arm and
Worldwide Service by Jon Freeman
||Soft cover; A4 format;
44 pages plus covers
available online from The Aviation Workshop
||Packed with attractive
profiles; many and varied colours and markings across all Seafire variants;
detailed and useful captions describing ops, colours, markings and
unusual features; specific references cited; great source of inspiration for modellers.
Reviewed by Brett Green
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The latest release in the Aviation Workshop Profiles series is The
Supermarine Seafire in Fleet Air Arm and Worldwide Service, by Jon
In common with earlier titles in the series, this book is crammed
full of profiles of the subject - in this case 94 profiles of Seafires
in all marks and in worldwide service. 22 of the aircraft are depicted
in four-view diagrams on a full page. Jon Freeman's artwork will already
be familiar to many of HyperScale's visitors, and his work here is
clean, clear and very attractive.
At 44 pages (plus covers), this title is slightly bigger than the
earlier releases. This is partly due to wider coverage of the subject,
but also because of the inclusion of more text. Each Seafire variant
receives between a few paragraphs and a few pages worth of technical
description and operational information. The captions are more detailed
too, covering colours, markings, operations and references to photos.
This is especially useful to modellers, as the artwork will provide the
inspiration; but a photo will identify a myriad of minutiae.
The book is logically structured by Seafire variant plus separate
chapters for international operators. The sequence is:
In my opinion, the extra captions, reference citations and
descriptions in the Seafire book make a good formula even better.
On Target Profiles 5 - Supermarine Seafire is a terrific title that
will provide plenty of inspiration for modellers, and also specifically
points the reader to more photos and information.
The timing is excellent too, with the Grand Phoenix 1/48 scale
"Ultimate" Seafire Mk.47 due for release soon, and most other Seafire
variants available via either kit or conversion.
Jon Freeman at
Model Alliance for the review sample.
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