Fujimi Spitfire Mk. Vb 1/50 scale
I hope this is okay to post a build I made many years ago. This Spitfire was built in 1990, my last build until I recently got back into building kits again. This is Fujimi’s 1/50th scale Spitfire Mk. Vb…The later boxings will say 1/48th but believe me, this is 1/50th scale! When these kits first came out, an electric motor can be added to make the propeller spin. When I built this kit this was the second time building it but on this build I wanted to do a few corrections. I replaced the carburetor inlet by cutting it off from the Monogram Spitfire Mk. IX, replaced the exhaust stacks, took them from a 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk V…I had to shave them down to make it fit for this kit. The spinner and propellers were taken from an Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk. I. I took the De Havilland props/spinner and they had to be sanded down to match the 1/50th scale of the Fujimi’s kit. The rest is straight from the kit, I did had to block out both radiators under the wings. Build up the cockpit and the decals came from different sources. I do remember this being a fun build and did become one of my favorite builds.
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