1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII
This is the 1/48 Hasegawa Mk VIII Spitfire flown by Squadron Leader Lance Wade. Wade was from Texas and enlisted in the RAF in Canada. Being from Texas myself I like building planes flown by Texas pilots. I apologize to you Spitfire buffs for not lengthening the fuselage but my eye is not tuned that fine and that required more skill than I can muster. The only additions are an Eduard instrument panel, Ultracast seat, wheels, elevators and exhaust stacks. The paint is Gunze-Sanyo middlestone and dark earth with a homemade mix of Tamiya for the azure blue. The photos make it seem way more yellow than it is. The pilot figure is a metal figure from Hecker and Goros. He scales out at 6’06 so since the fuselage is about 6” short it about averages out in the greater scheme of things. The Decals are from Fundekals which worked great. There is a picture on the Fundekals site of this aircraft flown by Lance Wade showing the sheep next to it. The sheep are O guage railroad livestock from Preiser. They are pretty rough but the only ones I could find. This is my first true diorama…I generally do a plane on groundwork with a figure but no real story. I call this one “Get the flock out of here!”
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