Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.22
August 22, 2015 in Aviation
Back in 1997 Airfix came out with a brace of Spitfire/Seafire kits to knock your socks off. For me, the magic still works & the result is here. This will not be the last of these kits for me as I have another Mk.22 plus the Seafire 47 version to build in due course. For this build I used machined brass cannon, a Tamiya windscreen, which I think is a tad better looking & a vac-form canopy as the original is way too small. The propeller pitch has been improved & a slipper tank added underneath. Decals are mostly from Xtradecal.
The model represents a machine from 73 Sqdn. RAF, based at Ta Kali in Malta, in 1948.
Hope you like it.
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