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The new Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I – Visual review

Following the electrifying announcement of a new Tamiya Spitfire in 1/48 scale, here's my review of the actual kit. In search of a more efficient review format, I'll skip the lengthy introductions, state the facts and let the (extensively commen[...]

Airfix Spitfire Mk I 1/48

Hi there! Greetings from Brazil. I've just finished this iconic bird. It's an Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk I. The kit is ok, except for the landing gear fitting. It's really tricky. And also the fuel tank cover that doesn't fit that good. Hope you [...]

Airfix new-tool 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIV – Visual review

Here is the kit many have been waiting for - the brand-new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR. Mk XIV. This is the pictorial tour of the pre-preduction kit sprues as presented at the 2018 Scale Modelworld show in Telford. The product itself is scheduled fo[...]

On This Day…November 10th.

In memory of those who never came home. On November 10, 1951, while on a combat mission, First Lieutenant Mike Rebo was part of flight of 12 F-84Es attacked by 24 to 30 MIG-15s 30 miles southwest of Pyongyang, North Korea. The last radio mess[...]

New kit news – Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I

Here are a few "factory photos" of a brand-new 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. I kit by Tamiya. This kit is set for release in December, and we hope to see more of it in Telford during the weekend. For now, we'll let the pictures do all the talking.. [[...]

On This Day…November 1st.

The US detonated the world’s first thermonuclear bomb, ‘’Ivy Mike”, on November 1st, 1953 on an island in the Enewetak Atoll, South Pacific. SS 188 ‘Sargo’ (the lead ship for her name) underway during her trials off Provincetown, Massachus[...]

Eagle Cal #157 Spitfire Mk 1a Decals Review

Recently there has been a lot of excitement with Tamiya announcing an all new tool Spitfire Mk 1 in 1/48 scale. But do we need another Spitfire model? After looking at the various photos of the plastic trees, and a video review online, I'm going[...]

On This Day…October 31st.

Members/children of the Gioventù Italiana del Littorio (GIL) (Italian Youth of the Lictor), the youth movement of the National Fascist Party of Italy, during a practice drill. October 31st, 1939. 31st October, 1940 is the ‘official’ date of[...]

1/48 Seafire Ib

This is something I’ve been working on part time over the past year while waiting for things to dry, set, etc...on other projects. It’s a Hasegawa limited edition kit that I picked up awhile back. Basically, it’s their Spitfire Vb kit with res[...]

RAF legend – Spitfire… Mk. IX, 312. Sqn, Wing Commander Tomáš Vybíral, D.S.O., D.F.C.

Hi everybody, it is my pleasure to present here my last build. It is really special and means a lot for me. I would like to pay tribute to all RAF pilots , especially Czechoslovaks, who fought in WW2 for our freedom. I always wanted to build a [...]