There's something appealing about the more muscular shape of the Spit XIV. At the time I built this one PCM had not yet produced their XIV & the only way to get one was to use their Spitfire Mk.IX kit, do some serious surgery & add RB Pr[...]
In 1/48, there is no really good injection-molded kit of the Spitfire XIV. The Academy kit is too deep in side profile, as well as way too "fat" in plan view between the trailing edge of the wing and the tail surfaces. One can get the really e[...]
Was going through the files and here are some interesting pictures of Spitfires that used to live at Chino.
The P.R.XIX PM891 is of particular interest. When it retired from the Thai Air Force in 1961, the King of Thailand presented it to Ed M[...]
The Hasegawa Spitfire Vb dates to the mid-1970s. Despite having raised panel detail, with rescribing it makes up into a nice model, though I recommend picking up both the resin cockpit and the Rotol prop from Greymatter figures, both of which c[...]
So this is my spitfire, and my most current plane (Obviously). I created a build log on here so I'll just copy and paste the link to that here. (It has more pictures in it as well.
I included my B-25 because it's my first ever plane j[...]
Another kit finished, this one is Eduards excellent Mk.IXc with Brassin cockpit, wheels and exhaust. It's finished as an aircraft from No 453 Squadron RAAF.
Much has been written about the Eduard Spitfire and the history of Spitfires by better men then I so i'll spare you all.
I modeled Spitfire ML296, 312 (Czech) Squadron, RAF, August, 1944. I painted most of the markings, Roundels, codes, etc., us[...]
Back before there was the Eduard kit, before there was the Hasegawa kit, there was the ICM kit, released first in around 1999 with the Spitfire IX, the first series of kits to get anywhere close to accuracy with the Merlin-60 series Spitfires. [...]
Roland Robert Stanford-Tuck, with 30 victories one of the top RAF aces of the Second World War, joined the RAF in 1935 at age 19 on a short service commission, following two years at sea as a cadet.
Tuck did not at first take to flying, and wa[...]
I just love it when I build a model and within days discover that nearly everything I did on it was wrong. So I took the model that was recently posted and re-did it into something correct.
If you're interested in the information that led me t[...]