A Spitfire Mk 22/24 double-build in 1/72!
November 4, 2012 in Aviation
At the same time as I bought the Mustang I also picked up another one of Airfix´s latest offerings, the Spitfire 22. And since I am a Spitfire fan I of course also happened to have the Xtrakit kit in the stash so off we go for a double build!
…and the box contents. Very much like the Mustang!
…and the box contents. Looks quite different, lots of small parts!
A clever trick from Airfix! By using angled ejectors in the moulds they have managed to make very nice Griffon-bulges that would otherwise have been impossible to mould integrally with the fuselage halves! Nice touch, the engineer in me approves !
Finally, I have gotten myself an Xtradecal sheet with a myriad of marking options. I will go for a high speed silver Mk 22 from Turnhouse and a camouflaged Mk 24 from Kai Tak (old time favourite from the Matchbox 1/32 kit!).
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