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Ramon R. Lomeli
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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I

August 11, 2019 · in Aviation · · 15 · 3.9K

Hello iModeler! Here is my recently finished Tamiya build 100% out of the box. The fit and engineering of this kit was awesome, and makes it extremely enjoyable to build. I would gladly build several more!

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  1. Excellent work, Ramon...really nice job!

  2. I did the old Tamiya kit and it was already a perfect kit. Tamiya´s engineering is awesome and you rendition is not less! Bravo Ramon, and weathering seems perfectly balanced!

  3. Nicely done Ramon, and do I see a Spitfire theme coming off your modeling table? And is this the old Tamiya Mk.I kit? I've build one and like you found the fit and engineering to be outstanding as well. You may want to check out fundekals web site if you want to build another Mk.I. They offer a large sheet of decals for the Mk.I from the Battle of Britain. They're really nice.

    • This is the new kit.

    • Thanks Tom! It is indeed the new tooled kit, and actually yes, I do have a Spitfire itch that I am currently scratching. Next up will be Airfix's PR Mk. XIX, then after that my son gifted me with the vintage Monogram Mk. IX, which was a trip back to my childhood. After that, I may leave the RAF alone for a while and knock out a few jets...

  4. Really nice result with this.

  5. Another awesome looking build. When I see a Mk.1 I can't help but think about the Battle of Britain. Just watched a really good movie on Netflix called Mission of Honor. It was about the Polish pilots who managed to get to England and fly for the RAF. They were flying Hurricanes in the movie, but there were some air to air sequences with Spitfires. Keep the kits coming!

  6. Very nice. I have a soft spot for these early Spits. Simplicity and not mesed about with. It must have been quite a sight in 1940. It still looks modern. Even the Hurricane has a 1930s look about it.

  7. Looks great! Nice weathering.

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