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Airfix Spitfire Mk XII in 1/48 scale

This is Airfix’s recent kit release which I built shortly after it hit the shops. It’s pretty much out of the box, but a couple of points made me a little reluctant to post images. I felt that the belly tank detracted from the profile image, so it has gone. A few swipes with a sanding stick on the top cowling contour fixed a ‘fat’ look & a minor adjustment to the sit of the windscreen & canopy seemed to lengthen the nose a trifle & slim the fuselage a tad. Really I suppose I’m being obsessive, but to me the Spitfire has such fine lines & subtle curves that otherwise minor issues scream for correction. These comments only reflect my opinion & the kit really is excellent OOB. I will (of course!) be building another. Thanks for looking.

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5 responses to Airfix Spitfire Mk XII in 1/48 scale

  1. A nice-lookin’ build, Tony…..as usual. I like it.

  2. Nice Tony, subtle weathering andwell built.
    Well done Tony.

  3. Good looking Spitfire Tony.

  4. Tony, great looking Spitfire and my favorite mark.

  5. Tony, your obvious enthusiasm for the Spitfire shows in how well you’ve built this kit, it looks superb (even though I prefer the looks of the Hurricane)!

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