Tamiya 1/32 Mk XVIe Spitfire 349 sqdn
May 26, 2016 in Aviation
I know it has been aeons since I have posted anything worth while that I would consider finished or that may be shown here in these pages. The last time I completed this model was a few years ago and it turned out rather hum drum. Then a few months back a good neighbor of mine and an acquaintance of both Greg and me went out to do some catting about town and wound up at a small store called the Hussar. This kit was there from an estate sale and I was able to talk him down to a more acceptable price. I put off starting this until I was sure that I would be dedicated to the build and try to right some wrongs that I committed and omitted those years ago.
One of the issues I had with this kit was the engine compartment and the fit of the side panels and those issues did not actually go away for me but I did manage to get around a few of them and continue on. While you cant see in these pictures the ignition wiring I did happen to make them from some scavenged copper wire. and the only other non kit item I added were some Barracuda Studios resin valve covers which fit rather nicely but are hidden under the top engine panel so it is a moot point.
Anyway, I do hope you enjoy the photos and as always comments are welcome,
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