New Airfix Spitfire – teaser
Here are a couple shots of the new Airfix Spitfire XIV, done as a FR XVIII of 32 Squadron in Palestine in 1948, using kit decals, some Eduard decals, and Xtradecals for the individual markings. The FR XVIII is an easy “conversion” – keep the full-span wings and use the big rudder.
Just received my two kits ordered from Hannant’s. No wing warp, a (minor) short-shot upper half of the right horizontal stabilizer, nothing that a bit of Mr. Surfacer and 2 minutes with a sanding stick won’t solve – the other kit is perfect. Also, the clear parts in both are perfectly clear.
Great kit. Best Spitfire XIV out there, replaces the former best Griffon Spitfire kit, the 30 year old Falcon Models vacuform.
Full review Thursday at Modeling Madness, repeated here on the weekend.
I am definitely a happy modeler – been waiting for a good Spitfire XIV for… a darned long time!
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