1/24 Scale Spifire Mk 8
This is a Trumpeter spitfire Mk 5 that I converted to the Mk8, I had to scratch build quite a few of the components.
Lengthened the nose, and changed the Engine, which is from a 1/24 scale Mustang.
I resin cast the spinner as well as the propeller blades, and scratch built the radiators, the canopy was also modified from the rounded Mk 5 canopy to the classic Mk 9 canopy, which I vacuum formed and did the canopy framing with lead strip. The rudder was also changed as well as the retractable tail wheel. I also scratch built the parachute pack on the horizontal stabiliser. The wheel hubs on the undercarriage were also scratch built. The RAAF roundels and Code letters were all hand painted.
As a dare from my good friend Tappie, I opened a engine cover and showed the rocker arms (tappets). (madness I tell you) The 20mm Cannon was also scratch built.
I built this kit about 4 years ago, and I have been asked to sell the kit on a few occasions, but I just don’t have the heart to do so.
I hope you enjoy looking at it as I have building it.
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