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  1. That's an interesting video of one method of producing a high back. Reminds me of the days of Alan Hall and Airfix magazine.
  2. Thanks to all for your inputs Mike
  3. it will be interesting to see what alternative solutions are proffered. I must say the videos in post No3 are illuminating. Mike
  4. I'm interested in an early high back XIV and I wondered if cross kitting was feasible, what does the team think? Mike
  5. Looks excellent. I note the painted out sky band, a very nice touch. I'm waiting delivery of mine. Glad to hear Airfix have done something about the undercarriage fit. Mike
  6. sprue

    1/48 Spitfire XIV

    Many thanks this concurs with data I've found online. Mike
  7. sprue

    1/48 Spitfire XIV

    Thanks to all of you for your inputs. It seems the 414 Squadron option in the kit was a wartime aircraft taken on charge in April 1945. Next job is to get my hands on a kit as they seem to be selling out very quickly. No doubt Extradecals will be adding more alternatives soon. Thanks again
  8. sprue

    1/48 Spitfire XIV

    What an interesting photograph. Looking closely do I see where the fuselage Sky Band has been painted out? Thanks for the input.
  9. sprue

    1/48 Spitfire XIV

    I'm interested in the new Airfix Mk XIV but only if I can find a war time as opposed to post war markings for it. Any pointers would be gratefully accepted. I can't find the date from when the low back versions started to appear on the operational squadrons. Incidentally is there a cross kit option to produce a high back XIV ?
  10. This takes me back. The Alan Hall conversion in Airfix magazine from the late 1960s was the first conversion I tried and I was delighted to discover that I could indeed shape balsa wood. These were the days of clear dope and talcum powder mixture and plastic wood. Lovely model and well done.
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