ICM Spitfire Mk. IX in 1/48 scale, by Tony Prince
February 6, 2014 in Aviation
OK, I accept that I’m a Spitfire enthusiast. That said, it follows that I have bought & made just about every brand of Spitfire kit in 1/48 almost as soon as they hit the hobby shop. This was my third ICM Spitfire & in this instance I attempted to correct the moulding & shape anomalies which I had come across in the previous attempts. Apart from filling sink marks in the wings, I attended to a few other concerns. I widened the fuselage & cowling by ! mm as I felt it was too skinny, replaced the undercarriage as the wheels & oleos were poorly moulded. The windscreen was exchanged for an Academy one. I also found a better shaped spinner; all from the spares box. I’ve done this one dirty & scruffy as they worked hard in Italy.
Hope you like it.
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