For my first contribution to iModeler.com I present Airfix's nicely retooled 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I / IIa kit. Since returning to the hobby I've had a few fails and it feels really good to complete something for the display shelf. By no [...]
My first time posting here so I thought I would share one I built some time ago. This is the Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk I with a Cutting Edge resin cockpit. I added some scratch-built details and finished her with Floquil Military Color enamels a[...]
A wine observation our son Jonathan of my wife gave a jigsaw puzzle with a Spitfire pictured, my wife put together the puzzle and it was a nice picturewith a Spitfire Mk.V and two Hawker Typhoon over the beach of France on D-day, June 6 1944.The[...]
As much as I love Spitfires, this one took me rather a long time; six month, give or take & I completed a few others while I was having a break. Lovely detail & fit & absolutely spot on for shape & proportion. I kept the cowlings[...]
Since I belong to the NTAA Club (never throw anything away), I decided to kitbash a Spitfire XIVc a couple of years ago. There are bits of around 5 or 6 different kits in this model which amazingly all fitted pretty well. The nose is a cut down [...]
Martin asked me a couple weeks ago if I would do the first "formal" (i.e., commissioned") review for iModeler, of the new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire P.R. XIX. Saying "yes" was easy and within a week the box showed up here at l'Chateau du Chat.
This is 1/48 Spitfire FR.14e finished with the markings NH 915 / EB – H of Lt. Derek Rake No 41 sqn B118 Celle - Germany during spring 1945.
The base kit is from Academy.
It was very hard to continue with OOB because of its dramatically wron[...]
Seen last fall at a model contest just outside of Baltimore, as the crowds admired the many impressive models attending the event, a group of aging movie stars was seen gathered together on the collections category table. An enterprising paparaz[...]
Here is one of my old stories from the past. I did not checked my notes but probably this was my first converted model including some surgery and inexperience. This is Spitfire Mk.12 with the markings of 41 st squadron ( EB-B MB 882 ) flown by [...]
Here some Turkish fighters were in service during WWII. I was always interested in WWII fighters and when I discovered many famous fighters had in service under star and crescent, I found myself in plastic model world starting late 80's. Beg[...]