Happy New Year, Happy New Tool Spitfire! Tamiya’s new Mk.Ia built…
A new Spitfire for the New Year!
I'm sure many of you have been looking at Tamiya's new release and new tool Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1 in 1:48 scale. Here follows my two cents having built it over the last few days of the Christmas break:
This kit is an absolute dream.
The only flaw for me was the very annoying requirement to attach the bulletproof canopy glass to the rounded portion yourself which is very hard to do even with floor polish without distortion. Glue runs in, and even floor polish has a horrible tendency to leave bubbles etc between the two panes. Took me absolutely ages to get it sorted and the final result marrs the finish. Anyway, on every other level this is everything a model kit should be. Fit is perfect, detail excellent, engineering superb, instructions clear and easy... if you haven't already ordered it then my advice is order it now!
Full build video here:
Previous Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Ia build here from a while back for comparison for those who are really very keen:
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