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1/48 Academy / Daco Spitfire FR.XIVe

February 20, 2013 in Aviation

This is 1/48 Spitfire FR.14e finished with the markings NH 915 / EB – H of Lt. Derek Rake No 41 sqn B118 Celle – Germany during spring 1945.
The base kit is from Academy.
It was very hard to continue with OOB because of its dramatically wrong nose shape. So I decided to correct it by using Daco improvement set including spinner & propeller
I am still not sure that the problem is solved completely. .
Additionnaly some improvements applied into the cockpit.
-Eduard instrument panel
-Ultracast resin seat
-Ultracast resin Access door

The painting was done with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics as usual.
Upper surfaces painted to RAF Dark green / Ocean grey and the under surfaces to Medium sea grey.
Moving canopy part is from Squadron .
Roundels and code letters are from several Xtradecal sets.

Happy Modelling

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7 responses to 1/48 Academy / Daco Spitfire FR.XIVe

  1. Tolga…… What a beauty! Your usual fine work. Nice photos as well. Great looking Spit.

  2. I agree with Jack’s comments above. I’ll add my 10 points for the build AND the nice, clear, sharp, focused pictures. We ALL should take lessons from you in that regard!

  3. You’ve captured the look perfectly; lean & mean. A beautiful model 10/10.

  4. Nice work. The good news is that, looking at the new and wonderful P.R.XIX from Airfix (to be reviewed here next week or so), they have the shape right, which means when they do a Spitfire XIV our dreams will be answered for an accurate kit, and I am sure they will take the forward fuselage of their Spit 22/24 and mate it to the tail of the XIV and bring out the XIVe. I’ve already determined that once the Spitfire XIV is released it will be no problem at all to mate the wing of the 22/24 to the fuselage and get a Mk.21 – which Airfix will undoubtedly do themselves at some future date.

    In the meantime, a 10 for you for tackling this “mother-lover.”

  5. clean, sharp, superb……..10/10

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