This is the 1/48 Hasegawa Mk VIII Spitfire flown by Squadron Leader Lance Wade. Wade was from Texas and enlisted in the RAF in Canada. Being from Texas myself I like building planes flown by Texas pilots. I apologize to you Spitfire buffs for[...]
Some of you may well be asking why do we need another 1/48 Spitfire?? Hasegawa, and Tamiya have both produced excellent kits of the Vb, and there are readily available kits by some of the short run producers - Whether or not any of these have ac[...]
Beyond being historically important aircraft, Spitfires are just beautiful.
I find that their iconic design emerges best with the desert camouflage, especially with the color scheme of the Polish Fighting Team. Possibly this is because of the b[...]
My latest build.....
The Revell 1:32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1, in fact it's a "mongrel" Revell parts and Hasegawa parts in one box sold under the Revell brand.
Let me tell you first that I do not like Spitfires, nor do I like P-51 Mustang[...]
I took these pics to share with a friend who is a Spitfire and Airfix neophyte. I thought I'd post them for you guys too. The fuselage decals on the City of Edinburgh Mk. 22 are oversized, but didn't know it until a year after it was done.
Following the last year's review of the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire PR Mk XIX by Tom Cleaver, this is one of these kits I just had to lay my hands on.
The idea was a simple out-of-the box project with a single-color paint scheme giving a chance to e[...]
When I first built this kit it was hot off the press & being well & truly bagged on the internet.
I don't usually run a ruler over my models, preferring to the eyeball Mk.1 to gauge accuracy. In this case, the critics were right & so[...]
Admiring all of your great D-Day builds made me realize that I only have one D-Day aircraft in the collection. Work kept me from posting it until today. It is an Otaki Mk.VIII converted into a "faux" Mk. IX. I replaced the kit's pointed rudde[...]
Spitfire PR.XIX with Xradecals & Ultracast add-onns. Decals, tyres and seat. Brake lines added from wire. My first PRU Blue ever and I tried to built it as almost new and well maintained - therefore weatheing kept in minimum. Hope you'll lik[...]
I just took a few better pics and posted them. Again, it's a great kit straight from the box. I painted it with Humbrol enamels including my last tins of Humbrol Authentics Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey. I must have had these tins since [...]