The Supermarine Spitfire needs no introduction, as almost everybody in the free world knows the story of one of the most beautiful fighter planes of WW2, and arguably of all time, and what it means to the country it flew in defense of.What is l[...]
This is the new Airfix Mk. XIVe kit finished as an FR 18. The XIV/18 are my favorite Spitfires and I’m really glad this kit came about. I bought three of them in early June when they were released. Two were perfectly molded, one had seriousl[...]
I've just returned from my vacation celebrating my 70th birthday and my 30th wedding anniversary, yes I actually got married 30 years ago on my birthday, and a wonderful surprise of the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire MK XIV was waiting for me. Thanks to [...]
This is my last victim, a Spitfire from 316 sqd. RAF.
After bult the Hasegawa model of the same item, this one from Italeri looks a litle bit "less", but has been a very satisfactory built.
Hope you like it.
This is a kit I built a couple of years back. It is the 2015 release (2nd pressing) of the 1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk I. It is mostly OOB with the exception of some Eduard RAF early style harnesses. I learned the hard way that unless the Spitfir[...]
Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIV
When Airfix went to the red box, it was a revelation. One that signaled that they could indeed make attractive boxes that made you want to buy the kit. Adam Tooby’s fantastic modern [...]
Ahh... A relaxing, Tamiya shake 'n' bake with nice scheme & markings supplied in the kit. And thank you Tamiya for including a machine that used an Aboukir filter.... I just couldn't bear to stick the Vokes on it. Upper colors are Mr. Color[...]
The USS Hornet, seen with USS Atlanta (CL-51) in the foreground, behind is USS New Orleans (CA-32). June 6th, 1942, Midway.
On June 6, 1942, aircraft from the carriers Enterprise and Hornet pursued[...]
Hugh Dundas, only 19 years old on May 28th, 1940 (Group Commander by age 23), experienced his first dogfight. His relaxed demeanour, ‘scruffy’ appearance, and attachment to his dog (below) did not endear him to the esta[...]