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1/48 SAAF Spitfire MkIX

Hi all! First post after lurking for a while.

The South African Airforce has a wonderful history with the Supermarine Spitfire. First flying them in WW2. The Spitfire also produced one of the great South African aces in Adolf 'Sailor' Malan, who flew for the RAF.

After the war SAAF procured 136 Spitfires in 1947. In 1950 the Spitfire was used as a trainer for 2 Squadron pilots serving in Korea, flying Mustangs.

This model was built years ago and all hand painted. Depicting a training aircraft, hence the yellow stripes, Stationed at Langebaan Weg in the early 50's. I've attached some photographs of Spits in the same scheme

I have a few more SAAF builds I'll share in time. Starting some builds again after about 15 years. Enjoy!

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20 responses

  1. This is a wonderful build, Neil, kudos to your hand painting!
    Bring them on and welcome aboard!

  2. Always nice to see a Spitfire in non~RAF colours, definitely liked. Welcome to iModeler.

  3. You presented a great model on your first entry, Neill @neillroos
    Welcome to this community.
    SAAF are not shown that often, good to see a Spitfire in SAAF scheme.

  4. Well done, Neil (@neillroos). I agree with the other comments: It is great to see a Spitfire in unusual markings. Glad you are building again.

  5. Well done Neil and welcome aboard.

  6. The Spits look nice in that livery - a solid build also! Welcome to the club.

  7. Welcome! Great looking Spit, Neill @neillroos

    Glad you're no longer lurking!

  8. Nicely done! great to see it in this scheme, welcome aboard.

  9. Welkom Neil. Altyd goed om 'n mede Suid-Afrikaner op die groep te hê. Always great to see SAAF aircraft posted on iModeler. This is one of the best modelling sites.

  10. A very nice looking Spitfire, nice to see it in this scheme.

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