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Tamiya New-Tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I

My dalliance with the Spitfire continued… But I think that will be it for a while. A great kit- engineering and fit are as good as it gets, nice instruction booklet. That said the prototype “bonnet”/upper cowling is a single piece, and Tamiya had to mould it as 3 parts to get the contour correct. Here the complete elimination of the seams without damaging the moulded fastener detail is challenging. The moulding of the 2 landing gear struts as one part is genius- No squinting at engineers squares or fussing with blobs of blue-tac needed… a few spots of glue, add part, and alignment sorted!

Last pic is the featured item, Old Tamiya Mk. V, and Eduard Mk. IX (early)

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6 responses to Tamiya New-Tool 1/48 Spitfire Mk. I

  1. You achieved a superb finish on this kit. Well done!

    “Liked”

  2. Gaw-Juss. When a model can stand close-ups like that, it has “it”.
    What’s a cheescutter?

  3. I believe others have thus referred to the tail plane to mid fuselage IFF wires.

  4. Outstanding job, Stan. Great tribute to a great plane. Lovely weathering.
    All the best!

  5. I’ve also completed this one recently and can’t agree more with you: This kit is an engineering master piece. And You did an amazing job, congratulations!
    M

  6. Well done – a lovely Spit!

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