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1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.IXe TuAF

October 24, 2013 · in Aviation · · 12 · 1.8K

This is 1/48 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.

Happy modelling

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12 responses

  1. Another beauty...I like the weathered anti-glare panel. Nice light touch on the weathering...very clean build.

  2. When this kit was first released, there were quite a few naysayers going on about shape and dimension inaccuracies, but I purchased one anyway (along with an Occidental Mk.IX). You know what? I cannot see anything thing wrong with your Spitfire. As a matter of fact, I think yours is another contender for this months imodeler award. Nicely done.

  3. Sweet looking build, Tolga. Nice work !

  4. Hello Tolga - I am new to iModeler and wanted to say the plane looks fantastic. I was looking over your archive of articles and you have a collection of great builds. As I am getting active in the hobby in midlife, I will use your pictures as inspiration.

  5. very very nice Tolga.

  6. Hi Tolga,
    Beautiful finish & a different colour scheme to a very good kit build. You've done it proud. Very nice weathering on the cowling too.

  7. excellent job Tolga you are truly a master

  8. Toga,
    I look forward to your articles to view your skills. This is no exception. You continue to do yourself proud. This is beautifully done as has all of your other models. Outstanding.

  9. Another Tolga Ulgur model, built to the same boringly-excellent standard! 🙂

  10. Thanks for the comments

  11. It's another great model from you, Tolga, I really appreciate how you manage to keep up such a good standard with your creations.

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