Although not exactly what you are looking for, Model Alliance have a sheet
which includes markings for a Seafire 46.
As for the FR47, I used the codes and serials from the Airfix sheet. As they
are all black, there are no registration problems. I painted the invasion
stripes and sourced replacement roundels from generic sheets. If you really
wanted to, the codes and serials could also come from generic sheets.
It is not to the same standard as recent Tamigawa kits, but then it's not
really fair to expect it to be. After all the kit is about fifteen years
old. Having said that, it's a very nice kit indeed, in my opinion one of
the very best that Airfix ever did.
It is/was available in two different boxings, one for a Seafire F47/FR47 and
one for a Spitfire 22/24. The Seafire kit has extra parts (a folding wing,
extended oil cooler, contraprop) to allow the FR47 to be built. The cockpit
will need some work. However, do *not* buy the Aires cockpit set which is
supposedly "designed" for this kit. It simply doesn't fit. I posted on this
group a couple of years ago about my trials and tribulations with the set.
If anyone is interested, I'll post again. Another thing to watch is the
wing on the FR47. If you build it with the wings extended it will be worth
deviating from the recommended sequence and attaching the wingtips to the
inner wings before you join the upper and lower wing halves. That way you
can add a lot of bracing at the join.
I have built this kit three times now, as a Spit 22, Spit 24 and Seafire 47.
I have two more Seafires in the stash as well as five (yes, *five*) Spit
24s. One of those in the stash is earmarked to have the rear fuselage from
an Airfix Spit IX grafted on to it to make a Spit 21.
I like the kit and would recommend it.
Thanks Enzo, I was wondering if it was a new kit, but it seems it's
only a reboxing. I have seen a Mk.V/Seafile L.III kit also on the net
but never in the shops in Tokyo... maybe it is time to build some of
these older but nice Airfix kits! They are quite affordable.
Leave the MkV/Seafire kit well alone. It is not anywhere near the same
standard as the Spit 24/Seafire 47. The wing on a real Spitfire is very
subtly shaped. The Airfix MkV kit misses that shape totally. It looks more
like a plank of wood than anything else. Likewise, I wasn't too impressed
with the newer Spitfire IX, for much the same reasons. However, it does
provide a ready source of spare parts which will enable the Tamiya Vb to be
converted to a Vc and the Spit 24 to be converted to a 21.
I have the decals from the Grand Phoenix/Airfix FR47. I bought two
kits (don't remember why) and if you would like the decals and
instructions and I'll be glad to send them to you for a reasonable
price; $7 includes shipping.