Tamiya 1/32 Scale South African Airforce Spitfire XVI e
This aircraft was stationed at AFB Langebaanweg Air Operations School in South Africa circa 1953.It was flown by 1 Squadron and was used to train aircrew going to fight in Korea in F 51 D Mustangs.
This is another of those great Tamiya 1/32 scale kits that I love raving about, I built this Spitfire about 4 Months ago, once again I painted the model with three types of Alclad Paints, Airframe Aluminium, Semi Matt Aluminium and Polished Aluminium with a Alclad Gloss Vanish, I used a base coat of Tamiya Gloss Black. I kept the Rudder, ailerons and elevators Matt, as they were covered in fabric.
I have added a News Paper clipping from that period mentioning some of the crashes that took place during training, hope you can read it, the print is rather small.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.