I've finished my Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR XIVe, completed as a 402 Squadron (RCAF) machine, March, 1945. As I understand it, 402 was one of two Squadron's to operate the "bubbletop" before the end of the war in Europe. I found the Airfix kit to[...]
1/48 Spitfire Mk XIVe 'Highback", 402 Squadron, March, 1945 I've finished a Spitfire XIVe highback by converting the Airfix 1/48 Spit XIX without kitbashing. I realize there were easier ways to get there, but I purchased the kit and parts when[...]
For those who missed it first time around, it's back, at the very attractive price of 21 pounds. Just a superb kit, you're nuts not to get one.
Supermarine Spitfire FR XIVe TZ138 was delivered at Aldermaston on February 23, 1945 and sent to Rolls Royce at Hucknall for modification for cold weather testing. Prepared in June 1945 by No. 47 Maintenance Unit at Sealand, it was shipped to C[...]
Here are a couple shots of the new Airfix Spitfire XIV, done as a FR XVIII of 32 Squadron in Palestine in 1948, using kit decals, some Eduard decals, and Xtradecals for the individual markings. The FR XVIII is an easy "conversion" - keep the fu[...]
Just picked up the new Airfix Spitfire FR XIVE at the LHS. Looking through it, this is the Spitfire XIV we've always wanted. Accurate shape, accurate dimensions. Good detail. Note in the photo of the sprues that the wing comes full-span, and [...]