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Allan J Withers
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Supermarine Spitfire HF 8, A58-602 RG-V, 80 Wing RAAF Moratai 1945.

February 12, 2021 · in Aviation · · 28 · 1.8K

, built for the teeth and fangs GB, more details and pic's there, the subject of this model was flown by W/C Robert Henry Maxwell "Bobby" Gibbes, DSO, DFC and bar.

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  1. Allan, nice to see your grey nurse completed! It’s a splendid Spitfire for sure. Did the decal mouth settle ok?
    My GB entry, the 110, is still unfinished gathering dust on the shelf πŸ™

  2. Excellent job Allan, the kit looks like an impressive little kit.

  3. Super job, Allan!

  4. Allan, @kalamazoo
    I just noticed that you had finished this fine little lady a few minutes ago. The strange thing is that I was wondering about this very same build roughly two weeks ago. I knew that one of my friends had started building a shark mouth Spitfire, I just couldn't remember who it was... Then "poof" here it is... You did a fine job with her my friend. I can always spot your builds a mile away... πŸ™‚

    I definitely pressed the "liked" button. It was fun to watch this one come to life in front of us all. The build journal was a good one...

  5. Nice result. Those Eduard 1/72 Spitfires are Da Bomb.

  6. Another amazing @kalamazoo build!
    I agree with our friend @lgardner : your builds can be spotted a mile away, Allan!

  7. An absolute great result, Allan.
    That Aussie scheme looks fantastic.

  8. G'day Allan (@kalamazoo),
    Great build!
    I have started the 1/48 kit(s) but they have taken a back seat to other projects.
    I have one scheme picked but not the other and am leaning towards this aircraft.
    There are too many schemes to choose from. :~)

  9. Very well done Allan.

  10. I kind of promised myself that I wouldn't respond to any more Spitfire models, surely we've had enough, but this one is exceptional, definitely liked.

  11. Beautiful job Allan! Nice to see the Aussie 8 built up! W

  12. Clean build, Allan. Well done.

  13. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    A very well fitting representation of a Spitfire in Aussie dressing.
    Very well done Allan, those camouflage colors gives the model a very unique appeal.

  14. Another fantastic finish! Love the shark-mouth, and the Aussie markings. Well done.

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