Started this back in 2000 with a Hasegawa Spitfire Vb kit and the Paragon Mk. IX conversion set. Basically kept the nose parts, spinner and cannon bulges and tossed everything else. Scratchbuilt radiator fairings, carb intake, propeller blades. [...]
Fifteen years ago I got a December 1999 Aircraft Modeller magazine International "special" SPITFIRE.
By that time a good kit of Tamiya Spitfire mk.1 and 1/48 Plans and article in this journal
with a set of photographs in books and a new set of c[...]