Spitfire Fr. Mk. XIVe, 1/48
July 30, 2015 in Aviation
After much delay, I present my just completed Spitfire FR. MK.XIVe, which is an Academy, 1/48 scale ‘Special Edition Kit’.
I had great problem inbuilding as I lost the prop spinner…Plan ‘B’ – crafting my own, didn’t get it…Plan “C” using a replacement sent to me by a generous and kind fellow Imodeler poster didn’t pan out either. Alas, that one was too small in diameter at the base, being a 4 blade prop instead of 5…Plan “D” – mating that one to the 5 blade base didn’t succeed either…in desperation I searched around and for the solution, Plan “E” a Quick Boost brand resin hub/spinner with 5 blades, which arrive by mail today…
This model doesn’t purport to be accurate in any way- historical, dimensional, or in its markings, it’s mostly my imagineering at work. I built a Spitfire earlier this year, that was an “American Aces” kit – it had 5 different decal schemes – of course I used the one set of British ones in the kit for that. So I had American ones left over and used the for this one’s insignias and a hodge-podge of spares from other kits for the rest. It is a purely fictional, late war American, Pacific Theater ‘armed recon’ machine…As such I consider it a completely, 100%, totally accurate and perfect representation of ……itself !…..
I think my next build will be an American plane with British markings.
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