1/48 Spitfire PR.19
May 24, 2013 in Aviation
This is the new Airfix kit that I built last month. In my opinion, it’s their best Spitfire yet. It surpasses the Mk.22/24 and Seafire 46/47s from the 1990s due to better detailing and nicer moldings. Others on this site have gone into detail about the great interior, so I won’t be redundant. Simply put, it’s a nice model with a lot of detail that fits extremely well. The only drawback to this kit is the way Airfix handles the open canopy option. I chose to close mine for a neater look. I painted the model with Xtracolor (PRU Blue) and Humbrol(everything else) enamels. I used the kit decals for a Swedish S.31 but wasn’t happy with the recommended red spinner. Fortunately, I found reference to this same airframe sporting a partial yellow spinner earlier in it’s career. It’s a nice model, buy with confidence!
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