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  1. I believe the thread hit its maximum size so was automatically locked. I have had a few PM's. If you don't like the thread don't subscribe. For those who enjoyed the melting pot...knock yourself out HERE IS THE LINK TO THE 1ST THREAD WITH LOTS OF QUESTIONS, ANSWERS and PHOTOS - START here TIP: search from Google, enter the search parameters followed by site:www.britmodeller.com
  2. Kit manufacture: Revell (Hasegawa original) Scale: 1/48 Type: Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc Extras used: none Paints and colours used: All Tamiya RAF colours, Gloss coated with Alclad Aqua Gloss, matt finish with Vallejo Polyurethane Matt varnish. Weathering mixture of oils and Flory Dark Dirt This was a reasonably straight forward build, entirely out of box. The kit is lovely to work with, beautiful details and brilliant fit; and you can pick this up for a reasonable price so it's worth looking out for. Having said that, there a loads of well documented
  3. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (more) Brassin and Bronze Resin Accessories for Eduard Kit 1:72 Eduard No sooner had we reviewed the last (huge) pile of resin goodies for their very own Spitfire Mk.IX kit, (see here) than Eduard dispatched another pile of bits pieces. This time around the upgrades include bronze undercarriage legs, resin upper cowls and resin ordnance to add interest to the underside of your Spit. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Top Cowls for Eduard Kit 1:72 Eduard Eduard have produced two resin upper cowling pie
  4. Spitfire Mk.IXc Late Version Profipack 1:72 Eduard When the prototype Spitfire took to the air for the first time on 5 March 1936, few involved could have foreseen where the development of the type would lead. By the end of the Second World War, the type had earned itself a place in the history books as well as the nation's psyche. One of the ultimate Merlin powered variants was the Mk.IX. The Mk.IX was a response to the appearance of the Focke Wulf Fw190, which proved itself more than a match for the Spitfire Mk.V. Powered by the two-stage supercharged Merlin 61, the performance of the
  5. I tend to have a number of posts and was about to start another. Edgar is great with his answers so maybe we can all use one place for our Q and A, I just received Hayes owners manual and I noticed that the cutaway depicts both TR9 (Top) and side antenna. Interestingly none of the restored spits have any wires showing. I am doing and early MKIX so was wondering what the low down was on when to use both, none, only one type? Next (stupid questions - I am doing one of the desert polish MK IX's Eduards paint ref show no walk lines. I looked at a poor quality photo, to no avail. I know that the e
  6. I have just finished the ICM Merlin, for my Mk IX (don't tell me its a poor example - seen that in other posts) - I can live with it). Now I have looked at a tone of pics and I read somewhere that Edgar mentioned something about grey ext, However I have the 1/32 book by Brett Green and Co on the Tamiya Spitfire and there the Engine seem to be solid black except for exhausts and top covers. I have been told that in service, an engine is just a big black block. Its primed and ready for a dash of colour or not. Thoughts please.
  7. Inspired by robvulcan and PC2012's builds it is now my turn to have a bash at a large scale detailed Spitfire. This is another in my series of builds "Aircraft my Father Fixed". Up to now I've built mostly the aircraft my Father worked on while in Burma in the latter half of WWII while attached to 5 Squadron. before that he was with 81 Squadron from their entry into Operation Torch at Gibraltar Oct '42 up until Sicily had been pacified in Oct-Nov1943 whereupon he was transferred to Cairo en-route to India and 5 Squadron. Funnily enough, 81 Squadron followed his his wake a couple of weeks lat
  8. Following the interest and good comments on a thread I started about the XIV kits, I am going to create another thread but this time about the IX. In this thread I will sum up the pros and cons of each kit from the mainstream manufacturers. I to create a useful resource to those looking for the best IX kit. Airfix (IX) Pros Pretty cheap at £7 Really easy to get your hands on Really easy to build Nice decals (two options) Good shape and looks good overall Cons Deep panel lines Wing chord too thick at roots No cockpit detail The canopy is fairly thick and one piece No detail in the w
  9. Rotol Equipment for Spitfire Mk VII, VIII and IX plus (X, XI & XVI) Aircraft Pictured above as photographed by Royal Air Force (RAF), Official Photographer, Flying Officer (F/O) L H Baker is an unidentified 241 Squadron (Sqn), RAF Merlin 63 powered Spitfire FIX (probably MH653, RZ-U*), being serviced by Aircraftman (AC1) Jim Birkett of B Flight and Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Wally Passmore of Maintenance Flight at Canne, Vesuvius, Italy during 27 January 1944. It Appears to be fitted with an R.3/4F5/4 type propeller featuring Hydulignum blades with Rotoloid coverings and an Armoured she
  10. Does anyone have any photos or diagrams of whats inside the rear inspection panel on the starboard side of the Spitfire fuselage? I believe from what I've found so far is that this gave access to the battery for the 12v electrical system, but I'm looking for more detailed images of this part of the aircraft. All help gratefully received - this is in preparation for the next phase of my "Aircraft my Father Fixed" project, a 1:32 Tamiya Spitfire IX in 81 Sqn colours from Tunisia in 1943. Thanks
  11. In my haste I ordered an Aires Mk V cockpit for the Hasegawa Kit. The Kit I have is TamIya. I have now ordered the correct replacement. I have a Hasegawa IX and was wondering if there was much difference and I could use the "wrong" cockpit (i.e. MK V) in the Mk IX?
  12. This makes for an interesting pic. Anybody know anything about this aircraft. It has some interesting features. Type C wing Cannon and 50 Cal. and what appear to be out board .303's Bob racks What I assume are rocket racks Now the little I know the main batch of spitfires were LF IXe bought form Czechoslovakia after the '48 war, Israel acquired a batch from Italy. Someone in another forum states that the IAF had a number of IXc. I can't find any proof of this other the the first 2 spits which where pieced together from bits and pieces (D130 and another) As always looking forward to learn
  13. Hi all, I completed this Spitfire a week or two ago but have only just completed this diorama. This diorama is almost a what-if, I have no idea what actually happened JEJ-Jr when Johnnie Johnson left the Canadian wing, however my best guess is that they kept hold of it and used it for beer runs. Officially designated Mod. XXX, HM R&C stepped in and prevented any further exports of beer as taxes were not paid on the exports. Despite this, squadrons still did weekly runs to collect beer with little (if any) opposition from Commanding Officers. Ben.
  14. Hi all, Over the summer I did a lot of reading as I was recovering from an operation, one of the books I read was Tom Neil's - The Silver Spitfire. It tells the story of Neil working with the US and how he came to own the Silver Spitfire as well as how it became silver. Without giving any more away, this diorama is of an incident that occurred upon arrival in France. A bit about the diorama before pics. I was originally going to do a usual diorama with the pilot stood outside looking at the mess he made. However, I liked the look of the slate that is the base so much I thought it'd look just
  15. Hello, Finally got around to finishing the little details on Airfix's Spitfire IX. I used Swords airscrew and exhausts as they are miles better than Airfix's offering. Painted in MK329 this aircraft was made up out of Spitfire wrecks before being flown as a hack aircraft. I havent a clue what the fate of this aircraft was, however, I suspect it stayed with the Canadian 2TAF wing it flew with as they advanced through the low countries before being dumped. Invasion stripes and sqn codes were hand painted, the fuel tank was scratch built as well as the seat belts. Chipping effect was done with
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