1/48 Spitfire FR XIVe “Bubbletop”, 402 Squadron, RCAF, March, 1945
I’ve finished my Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR XIVe, completed as a 402 Squadron (RCAF) machine, March, 1945. As I understand it, 402 was one of two Squadron’s to operate the “bubbletop” before the end of the war in Europe. I found the Airfix kit to be good, but required careful assembly and a fair amount of shimming.
I used Ultracast’s Spitfire seat with late harness and access door. I also used Quickboost’s Gyro gunsight.
I’ve used kit decals, Xtradecals X023-48 Squadron codes, Aviaeology A0D48C05 Serial No.s, andA0D48009m Stencils.
Paints used were Tamiya acrylics XF81 Dark green, XF82 Ocean grey and XF83 Medium sea grey, weathering with Humbrol enamels and pastels.
Thanks for looking, hope you like,
And a Merry Christmas to all,
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