1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Ia K9955
March 11, 2015 in Aviation
This was finished a few months ago and recently photographed. Here is 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Ia with the markings of RAuxAF No 602 City of Glasgow Squadron at Drem- East Lothian, Scotland. This Mk.I K9955 was flown by pilot officer Archie McKellar in March 1940.
When I saw Fundekals set I have decided to built McKellar s Mk.I. Base kit is Tamiya s Spitfire Mk.I Note the one of the earliest examples of nose art and kill marks on a RAF fighter. Also note the antenna mast and the sheet metal “L” shaped blinkers on the cowling.
I have used some after market goodies to improve Tamiya’s Spitfire:
– Eduard instrument panel
– Ultracast resin seat
– Ultracast resin cockpit door without crowbar & fittings
– Ultracast exhausts
Painting was made with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. Metal “L” shaped blinkers on the cowling made from thin plastic sheet. Maybe it s a little overscale but I have to live with this for this time being.
As it s mentioned above, decals are from Fündekals .
23 additional images. Click to enlarge