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John Healy
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1/48 Spitfire FR. XIVe

August 17, 2019 · in Aviation · · 33 · 2.3K

This is my second crack at the new kit. This one represents an Indian Air Force example assigned to the training center at Ambala, India in 1945. The internet is full of excellent reference photos for these low back Griffon engined Spits. Indian and Belgian planes are especially well documented. The model assembled smoothly with only a set of seat belts added. I painted it with Xtracolor and Humbrol enamels, along with white acrylic for the theater bands. I cobbled the decals together from the kit, an old Aeromaster sheet, and letters/numbers from Xtradecal sheets.

Just like the first one I built, this was a very enjoyable project. Thanks for looking!

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  1. Wow, John. Really fine work and a gorgeous color scheme with markings.

  2. Love the scheme, well done

  3. Excellent work John!
    The SEAC scheme looks superb love the dark earth.

  4. Nice work indeed, John...I love it ! 🙂

  5. Nicely done John, looks really nice. What did you use to depict the wear on the wing near the cockpit? Very realistic.

  6. Great work on this John!

  7. I just got this kit today at the hobby store. I really like this paint scheme. Terrific job!

  8. John, I really like this version of the Spitfire, or as I like to call it "The Hot Rod version" !
    I also really enjoy seeing one attractively built well like what you have done here !

  9. Both handsome and awesome model there. The demarcation lines of the camouflage look perfect and the scheme is indeed very appealing. I like it!

  10. Love the "super Spits" as I call them ... much like "hot rods" that Terry called it.

    VERY nicely done, John.

  11. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Not at all the usual looking Spitfire … love it.
    The national markings alone make it stand out.
    Good one John and good work.

  12. Another really super result, John. I really love this kit.

  13. Good looking Spitfire! Love the look of Griffon powered Spits.

  14. Great looking Spitfire, in a great looking camouflage scheme.

  15. another awesome Spitfire - great work!

  16. A beautiful Spit! Love the Far East Asian schemes.

  17. I've got the Academy XIVc or e on the bench atm and hope she turns out half this good looking. Apparently there is a lot wrong with kit, the nose, the prop, the canopy and even the wing thickness. I'm just going to build her oob as she was a half price kit and get myself familiar with a Spit paint scheme.

    Lovely build mate.

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