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Hasegawa 1/48 Lend-Lease Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXe Soviet Airforce/PVO

Most probably the last new one by my dad for 2019.

Started with an ICM kit but switched to a Hasegawa kit with decals from AML, superfabric seatbelts from Eduard, painted with Gunze H306 FS36270 for the underside and Tamiya XF-82 RAF Ocean Gray 2 and XF-81 RAF Dark Green 2. Used darker shades of these colours to simulate freshly overpainted RAF roundels on the wings.

The model shows an aircraft of 26 GIAP PVS, Leningrad 1944-45.

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7 responses to Hasegawa 1/48 Lend-Lease Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXe Soviet Airforce/PVO

  1. Great work, as usual!

  2. That “unfixably wrong” Hasegawa kit turned out pretty nice! Not a scheme you see often. We tend to forget the Soviets used about 1/3 of Spitfire IX production.

  3. Very neat looking Spitfire…………. You typically don’t see models of them wearing Soviet colors. It would look really good sitting next to a similarly marked Hurricane………….. One thing in particular that I like about this build, is how the RAF wing roundels were over painted. Each time I see something new when I look at the photos…………


  4. Fantastic – love the overpainting detail, and as mentioned already, nice to see the Spit wearing Russian insignia – something different.

  5. An original livery, very well executed !

  6. Very nice! The Spitfire is so beautiful that even with the ominous red star markings it still looks the part. Great finish!

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