SEAC Spitfire XIV
This is one of my oldest Spitfires. It is a 1/48 Hobbycraft kit constructed in 1991. It was made from the original boxing that came with really bad ETO decals. I clipped the wings, opened the canopy and replaced the sliding section with one cut from an Otaki Mk. VIII kit. I scratchbuilt a bit more detail to the cockpit too. Humbrol enamels were used throughout. The hardest part of this was the markings which I cobbled together as follows: The roundels and flash came from a Testors P-47 kit, I handpainted the panther, and all codes and serial numbers came from model railroad dry transfer sheets. As luck would have it, this kit was re-released with a decent quality decal sheet featuring these markings several years later! I still think the Hobbycraft Mk.XIV fuselage looks better then Academy’s too deep rendition.
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