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1/32 Hasegawa-Paragon-Warbird Spitfire Mk.XII

November 28, 2022 · in Aviation · · 26 Comments

This is Mk.XII with the markings of EB-B MB882 from No.41 sqn RAF Tangmere, Sussex England in October 1943
The base kit is Spitfire MkVb. I have used Spitfire Mk.XII conversion set with Warbird universal resin C wings
Other additions used in this Project are as follows:

  • Eduard instrument panels and seat belts
  • Barracudacast resin seat
  • Barracudacast Spitfire cockpit parts
  • Grey Matter Spitfire ventral lower wing part
  • Grey Matter main wheels
  • Master Details horizontal tails
  • Barracudacast pilot Access door
  • Archer fine Transfer surface details fasteners
  • SAC landing legs
    Paints are Gunze and Tamiya acrylics
    Roundels are from spare parts of DK decals.
    Customized Fuselage codes ( EB-B) are from Customhobbydecals Australia.
    Serial numbers and letters (MB882) are from Xtradecal.

Cockpit mirror , beam approach antenna, ventral tank and its hooks are from Tamiya spare parts.

Happy Modelling

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26 responses

  1. Amazing result, Tolga! Looks absolutely identical to the 1:1 seen at the pic!

  2. Beautifully done, Tolga, as always. Tangmere is in the South Downs, one of the most beautiful places in the UK.

  3. Great looking model of one of the coolest Spitfire marks.

  4. Another Tolga beauty. Well done all around!

  5. Excellent Spitfire, all those extras really paid off, it’s a fabulous model Tolga

  6. What more to say, Tolga @tolgaul
    So much compliments to be given on this result.
    This short wing Spitfire is a true gem.

  7. Gorgeous as always! What more can I say?!

  8. Beautiful work! All the attention to detail really paid off. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful work on a project that takes extra effort. Great result.
    For those who might be interested in doing something similar, but can't find the Paragon parts since they're no longer available, Greymatter has all the parts needed to do this project - the Griffon cowling, the "C" wings, the pointed rudder, the works. I did the conversion using those parts abut 10 years ago. Like this project, "some modeling skill" is required but the result is worth the effort.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

    • Thanks Tom (@tcinla)

      I bought Paragon's set about 10 years ago.

      I waited a long time to get started, maybe someone would release a new tool Griffon. It only released the PCM Mk14 during this time.

      This indifference to Spitfires with 1/32 Griffon engines on the manufacturer's side is surprising and also sadly.

      By the way, if I'm not mistaken, Gay matter is also closed this year. They no longer exist.

      Let's hope, though, that a new tool 1/32 Spit 12, 14, 18 or even 22 will be produced soon.

  10. Great result Tolga. I like the way you build.

  11. Brilliant. Unusual subject. I doubt if there'll ever be a 1/32 Griffon spit OOB.

  12. Thanks Ross @ross4
    I hope we see it one day

  13. There's something about the Spitfire XII & you've captured it beautifully.
    Maybe 3D printing will fill the gap?

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