1/48 Academy / Daco Spitfire FR.XIVe
This is 1/48 Spitfire FR.14e finished with the markings NH 915 / EB – H of Lt. Derek Rake No 41 sqn B118 Celle – Germany during spring 1945.
The base kit is from Academy.
It was very hard to continue with OOB because of its dramatically wrong nose shape. So I decided to correct it by using Daco improvement set including spinner & propeller
I am still not sure that the problem is solved completely. .
Additionnaly some improvements applied into the cockpit.
-Eduard instrument panel
-Ultracast resin seat
-Ultracast resin Access door
The painting was done with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics as usual.
Upper surfaces painted to RAF Dark green / Ocean grey and the under surfaces to Medium sea grey.
Moving canopy part is from Squadron .
Roundels and code letters are from several Xtradecal sets.
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