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Paul Wilsford
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Tamiya 1/32 Mk XVIe Spitfire 349 sqdn

May 26, 2016 · in Aviation · · 10 · 1.6K

I know it has been aeons since I have posted anything worth while that I would consider finished or that may be shown here in these pages. The last time I completed this model was a few years ago and it turned out rather hum drum. Then a few months back a good neighbor of mine and an acquaintance of both Greg and me went out to do some catting about town and wound up at a small store called the Hussar. This kit was there from an estate sale and I was able to talk him down to a more acceptable price. I put off starting this until I was sure that I would be dedicated to the build and try to right some wrongs that I committed and omitted those years ago.

One of the issues I had with this kit was the engine compartment and the fit of the side panels and those issues did not actually go away for me but I did manage to get around a few of them and continue on. While you cant see in these pictures the ignition wiring I did happen to make them from some scavenged copper wire. and the only other non kit item I added were some Barracuda Studios resin valve covers which fit rather nicely but are hidden under the top engine panel so it is a moot point.

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy the photos and as always comments are welcome,

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10 responses

  1. Paul, gorgeous Spitfire, I always liked the bubble top version best, I know its probably not for the Spitfire purist, but its a beautiful design. Really nice work you've done here !

  2. One graceful looking Spit.

  3. Nice job all around, Paul...turned out great! Love those lines. πŸ™‚

  4. Looks great ! I love the clipped Spits.

  5. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    Very nice work, the model looks fine. Good job!

  6. Great looking Spit, Paul! Glad you posted.

  7. Lots of neat work on display there, Paul.

  8. Gentlemen, Thank you all for your kind comments

  9. Beautiful job Paul. That relly came out great πŸ™‚

    Cheers Brian

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