The kit I am using is Tamiya’s fabulous Supermarine Spitfire which is recognised everywhere as the best detailed and most. 9/12/ This is my next build. As you can see I’ve assembled some aftermarket bits produced by Roy Sutherland (BarracudaCals and. Single Issue – How to Build the Tamiya Spitfire 3rd Edition model company Tamiya has released Spitfire , and kits in scale.

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To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy I Understand. I have seen a couple of these kits where the modeler had the knowledge and took the time to scratchbuild the necessary parts to do this, and tamiga look great.

Kev ModelMania attached the following image s: Clear parts and decals make for a convincing instrument panel. Sign up for a new account in our community. Good to see more progress Iain, I particularly like the brass wiring on the starboard sidewall, although the the whole cockpit is pretty spectacular. Well I think that’s everything!

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These are all problems jow have kept more than one Spitfire builder from winning awards at IPMS contests where the first thing judges do is separate the misaligned and badly-assembled models – no matter how nicely painted or decaled – from those models that will actually compete in a category. A very nice choice of kit and been told one of the best out there. The Tamiya kit IS the best kit and with all the upgrades you have, it has been elevated to Rolls Royce status!!

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The tires are molded in black vinyl. Please rate the product between 1 star and 5 stars. Cockpit I started with the cockpit as per the instructions. Supermarine was already planning production of the Spitfire VIII, which was to be powered by the Merlin series of engines, with a two-stage supercharger, providing performance that promised to meet the buuild of the big bad Wulf.

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IXc, by Tom Cleaver

You cannot delete your posts in this forum. The wing-to-fuselage fit was perfect — the best I have ever encountered! I was extremely happy with the end result.

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My primary reference was The Super-marine Spitfire, Part 1: Videos Community Shop About Us. This is the second build of this kit for the magazine. That looks like an awesome kit and an honourable tribute. To read the magazine, you will need As well as online, all magazines can be read on the pocketmags newsstand apps here: The deliveries are handled by each of our publishing partners. These three kits are simply superb in terms of detail, engineering innovation, fit and presentation.


Just a couple of pictures to show that I ohw still plugging all be it very slowly away at my Hiw.

COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: This is a work of art in its own right and the fit quality has to be seen to be believed, so much so that the paint has to be scraped from mating surfaces to get a perfect fit as the tolerances are so tight. By Jim Zeske December 18, FF-Y is an airplane that is well known for having been one of four Spitfire IXs photographed in formation over London by the father of aviation-photography-as-art, the incredible Charles Brown, in December The pilot figure is very detailed indeed, and will make a fantastic display along with the Spit.

I’ll get started on it just as soon as I can and nice to know that you’ll be following my build, thanks.

Re the link, I am intending to do that, I just wanted to keep the aircraft and the figure builds in their own respective forums, but they are both part of the same build and I soitfire make more reference to that when I start the figure build itself.

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