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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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We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. Can’t wait to see this one progress too.

Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc – build review Dave Coward – Scale Modelling Now

You have to agree to pocketmags. Next up a couple of pictures of the fuselage sides tapped together. Sign in Already have an account?

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The only build observation I can comment on for the cockpit is to make sure you really read the instructions as there are a lot of parts and some can easily be missed during construction. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy I Understand. Sign In Sign Up. In the meantime I have spoken to Ross Mitchell proprietor and he has kindly given me permission to copy the photos from his website, which are at the bottom of the page — thanks go to Ross for that, it is very much appreciated!

This site uses cookies! Great Scale Modeling hkw Supermarine was already planning production of the Spitfire VIII, which was to be powered by 322 Merlin series of engines, with a two-stage supercharger, providing performance that promised to meet the challenge of the big bad Wulf. The cockpit is exquisite. By the Spring ofthe Spitfire IX had given the RAF back equality of equipment vis-a-vis the two elite Luftwaffe Geschwadern on the Channel Front, while increasing numbers eventually provided air superiority.


Kev ModelMania attached the following image s: I have been concentrating on the cockpit for the past couple of weeks and although I have made some progress there is still a long way to go. Subscribe Renew Digital Gift.

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The IP will be mi up from elements of the products available from Airscale. Go for it Kev https: I used Xtracrylix paints throughout. I’m looking forward to starting it – my Dakota is progressing very nicely and I have ordered most of the resin bits n bobs from Hannants.

There is absolutely tamita likelihood of misaligning the wing to the fuselage, or the horizontal stabilizer, or not getting the landing gear at the proper angles.

Prefer to send a gift voucher? Keep up the good work. You cannot reply to topics in this forum. This is the second build of this kit for the magazine. PS I know what you mean about slow progress on the cockpit, I’ve also spent a couple of weeks on the Mk V and am just getting to the stage of putting it all together. Single Issue – How to Build the Tamiya 1: I did particularly like the subtlety of the surface detail, particularly the rivet detail, which really does look like the 1: You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.

Hello all, I am building a tribute to Wing Commander J. Well I thought I’d make a start on my Spitfire as I’m letting my Dakota sit over night to let the decal softening solutions dry thoroughly So, there we have it, this is my entry.

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 Not only that, but the magnets should be at least doubled – one fore, one aft on each part, with corresponding magnets in the engine – to make this whole thing more than an exercise in silliness.


The wing roundels cracked as I worked them over some bumps and sharp surfaces. Fantastic kit and upgrades.

The engine as supplied is just a bunch of plastic that has the shape of an engine. That looks like an awesome kit and an honourable tribute. Should I ever take the kit to a show, I would then attach them and it is very nice of Tamiya to make their attachment position to the fuselage foolproof. BarracudaCals BarracudaCals Much has already been said and written about the quality of this kit and my initial impressions upon opening up the box back up all these observations.

I’ve built the Mk XIV flavoured version of the phenomenal Tamiya Spitfire and after seeing Navy Bird’s build here on this very site I’ve decided to bump it up on my to build list. Sign up for tp new account in our community.

I’ll get started on it just as soon as I can and nice to know that you’ll be following my build, thanks. I intend to take the already excellent level of detail up another notch by adding some aftermarket resin and etch, which you can see in the photos below.

Much has already been said and written about the quality of this kit and my initial impressions upon opening up the box back up all these observations.