Falcon 1/48 Spitfire F.R.XVIII – vacuform
This was done about 2004. The Falcon 1/48 F.R. XVIII vacuform. Still the most accurate Spitfire XIV/XVIII in 1/48. I used a resin cockpit (something I had, nobody can really tell the detail differences between Spitfire cockpits in 1/48 scale unless you're Roy Sutherland), and national insignia decals from the dungeon, with the kit decals for serial number and squadron markings, with landing gear from the parts box, prop from an Academy kit.
The kit is still available and still excellent with a little extra effort.
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