1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.IXe TuAF
This is 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk IXe finished -several years ago- with the markings of the Turkish Air Force (TuaF).
After WWII, between January 1947 and February 1948, TuAF received 170 Spitfire Mk.IX ans used them up to the beginning of 1952.
Base kit was Hasegawa Spitfire Mk IXc (though its problem on the fuselage lenght). It needs to use Ultracast “Cannon bay covers” to convert the kit from “C” wing to “E” wing.
The cockpit was built mostly out of the box except for Eduard seatbelts and instrument panel.
Other modificatios were:
Ultracast / Late style Control surfaces
Ultracast / Spitfire Mk9 Flared exhaust
Ultracast / Spitfire pilot access door
Cutting Edge / British GM-2 Gunsight
Painting was done with Alclad lacquers. The flags on the tail and the national insignias on the fuselage were from Turquoise decals. The large size national insignias on the wings were painted. The code numbers were from spare box.
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