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  1. In August 2020, Eduard is to release in August 2020 - just in time for the 80th Anniversary of the BoB - a new tool 1/48th Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I limited kit - ref. Source: https://www.eduard.com/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2020/info-eduard-2020-01.pdf V.P.
  2. 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
  3. New tool 1/72nd Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc expected in Autumn 2020 - ref. A02108 Source: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2020/spitfire-mkvc.html 3D render V.P.
  4. Here's a late finisher from the BoB GB. Unfortunately not my best build, but by rushing on the last day to meet the deadline I only pushed completion further and further back. At the time I was taking some meds for a chest infection that gave me shakes like I've never had before, so we were painting some cracking camouflage patterns - only I was trying to paint straight lines!!! Here she is, she didn't get the final weathering I'd planned, I may pick her up again in the coming months and give her some belly oil stains etc but it's not a job for today!
  5. Dornier Do-17Z 8./KG76 (F1+FS) Heitsch crew made a forced landing near Castle Farm, Shoreham, England Battle of Britain 15th September 1940 after a low level chase by two Spitfires from No.609 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Dundas and Pilot Officer Tobin. The tremendous air battle fought between Fighter Command and the Luftwaffe on 15th September 1940 represented the climax of the Battle of Britain, and it has been celebrated as Battle of Britain Day ever since. The 8/KG 76 Dornier 17Z piloted by Feldwebel Heitsch was part of a force of about 100 German bombers which approached London
  6. Hi all, here is my latest off the bench, the Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.22. I set myself the challenge of getting this one built within a month, and am pleased to report I achieved my goal! The kit was built with a few additions, namely: - Aires Tail Surfaces - SBM Models Exhaust and Gun Barrells - Pavla Cockpit Set - Eduard RAF Seatbelts - Jay’s Model Kits Vacuform Canopy I also added some other minor details, including brake lines. I had some trouble with the wing fit, but this was probab
  7. Hi All I have also started another one (CC's ways are rubbing off on me), this time the Hobbyboss 1/32 Spitfire Vb of Jan Zumbach Serial EN951 code RF-D. The odd shaped fuselage Spine has been well documented online and well it just looks wrong. I am certainly no expert when it comes to Spitfires but the shape is too curved and appears too shallow. So I have set out to reshape this. I have started by comparing canopies and I put out a wanted request for a canopy with some kindly BMers offering and sending me some Canopies, take a bow Nick Belbin and Fightersweep. I have however got a
  8. Airfix Scale: 1/72 Type: Spitfire F Mk.22 Extras used: None Paints and colours used: Alclad II High Speed Silver, various Tamiya paints, Flory Grime Wash, please see build thread for the clears Hi All, I finished this sometime ago, but it's taken me a while to get around to photographing here. This is the Airfix kit. It's pretty decent. Nicely recessed details which are a little soft in places. Fit is generally good, but not very positive in places. Minimal filler needed (just Mr surfacer really). Over all a good fun build if you take your time with the fi
  9. Hello, This is my first Group Build and as is my wont I've probably bitten off too much especially given the short timescale. Most of the ingredients for the build are here Definite overkill on the workfront building that lot. Here are the main contenders The transfers for the Spitfire will come from the Iliad set The Italeri Hawk has had its transfers pilfered and the plastic returned to the stash So where does the Buccaneer fit in? Well, I'll be building the aircraft in flight so I need a crew for the Hawk and as neither the Revell nor Italeri boxi
  10. Hi everyone! I've been long thinking about this project and is now starting this to roll. Basically the plan is to build three spitfires in parallel. Subjects chosen would be mk.I, mk.IX and mk.XIX thus covering three major types such as early and late Merlin engined and Griffon engined machine. Here is what I'm starting with: Any advise or ideas are very welcome!
  11. thene he drewe his swerd Excalibur but it was so bryght in his enemyes eyen that it gaf light lyke xxx torchys [Then he drew his sword Excalibur; it blinded his enemies, for it shone bright as thirty torches.] -- Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur (c.1485), Book I, Chapter IX Well hello. I've been gone for a while. Sorry about that. Fall was my favourite season once upon a time, before there was a plague running rampant and before I had children. Now it's just a reminder of happier times. A year ago, I was a month away from leaving for England. Now I h
  12. Airfix is to release in 2014 a new tool 1/48th Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb kit ref.A05125 Source: http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2014/148-scale-military-aircraft/a05125-supermarine-spitfire-mkvb-148/ V.P.
  13. Previous thread about the 1/48th low back Supermarine Spifire F.R. Mk.XIVe - ref. A05135 being closed See also - https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/supermarine-spitfire-fr-mk-xiv.html Here's a new one with fresh news. Source: https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/telford-airfix-trophy-winner-and-a-griffons-growl V.P.
  14. Hi Everyone, My personal Spitfire mini group build has resulted in the first completed model. This is a very well known Tamiya's Mk.I. Much written about the pros and cons of the kit itself. Some say the wing shape is questionable but as I constructed it together with Eduard and Airfix kits - I did not observe any noticeable differences. I really enjoyed construction process. No fit issues, very little putty, ease of assembling, Not much aftermarket is used. In fact nothing apart of Eduard PE fret that mostly came into the cockpit. The main kit's drawback is th
  15. Like many I’ve been looking forward to this GB since I spotted it. As a child the “David and Goliath” aspect of the battle raised it above comparable events straight into mythical status, helped of course by the classic 1969 film, along with many others. The battle is up there with Rorkes Drift, Arnhem and Thermopylae, but has the added bonus that it was in the air. What made it stand out from those listed was the fact that the battle was using new types of planes, tactics and technology in a unique scenario, and on a scale and intensity not seen until then. I had no clear idea of what
  16. Supermarine Spitfire Vb Airfix 1:48 The Spitfire hardly needs an introduction, an iconic war machine and graceful lines satisfying the technical theory that ‘If it looks right, it flies right’! With around 6000 aircraft produced across the various sites, the Mk.V was the most produced version of the 20,000+ built. Coming in to service in 1941, it incorporated many of the improvements developed in the Mk.III, however instead of using the planned Mk.XX Merlin which was in short supply, the Mk.45 with a single stage single supercharger was used as it could easily be fitted to the standard f
  17. Hi all; I tried the search and found a very informative thread about the aircraft, but I couldn’t find anywhere a recommendation for which kit to start from? Can I get there from a Mk.IX or is there a better route? Thanks.
  18. We've now selling the brand new Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk I Profipack for less than £25! That's an excellent price for this new kit! https://mjwmodels.co.uk/edk82151-148-supermarine-spitfire-mkia-profipack-2581-p.asp There's also loads of cheap kits, paint and accessories on our homepage too! https://mjwmodels.co.uk/ thanks Mike
  19. Hi guys I will be building Eduard's 1:48 Mk.XVI Bubbletop in the box art markings for 17 Squadron based at Farnborough airbase in 1950. Review here. I picked this scheme for a few reasons. 1: It was the box art that sold me on the kit. The Spitfire looks great in NMF / Aluminium paint. 2: I worked at Farnborough (now airport for business jets) for nearly 4 years in one of the old hangers that quite possibly could have housed these back in the day. 3: Being a member of Farnborough IPMS model club it was the only choice. I will be doing this OOB with a little scratch building in the pilots
  20. Here inscribed the names of friends we knew, Young men with whom we often flew. Scrambled to many angels high, They knew that they or friends might die. Many were very scarcely trained, And many badly burnt or maimed. Behind each name a story lies Of bravery in summer skies; Though many brave unwritten tales Were simply told in vapour trails. Many now lie in sacred graves And many rest beneath the waves. Outnumbered every day they flew, Remembered here as just 'The Few'. ’Our Wall’ by Battle of Britain pilot, Flt Lt William Walker, inscribed on
  21. I had an old tool Tamiya Spit, which seems relatively straightforward so I looked for decals as the originals are no good. I saw the Possum Werks decals that covered the dogfight that ended in both Dundas, his wingman PO Paul A Ballion and Maj Helmut Wick, Luftwaffe top scoring pilot and Group Commander of JG 2's demise. Perfect, 2 subjects in 1 go, I click buy.....then I looked at the date of Dundas' final sortie....28 Nov 1940......after the official battle dates....not wanting to feel the wrath of the GB moderators, I looked to use the decals as much as I could...no records I co
  22. The new Eduard kits are here @ MJW Models, including the new 1/48 Spitfire Mk Ia Profipack! There's also the 1/48 MiG-19 Ltd Ed it and Ltd Ed 1/72 double kit of the Czech Z-37A Cmelak! Not to mention a load of new Zoom etch and Mask sets! Our price on the Spitfire Profipack is £26.70! Everything is at discounted prices - see the website link below for more details! https://mjwmodels.co.uk/ thanks Mike
  23. Evening all. I'm going to try and restart the modelling mojo and what better way to do that than with a Spitfire for the Battle of Britain? I really need to finish something and not have it go into the box of doom. I'll be building the original release of the newer Mk.I so let's see how this one goes. I bought this one from a member here sans box so I'll have to start with the obligatory sprues shot, all washed and ready to go. I bought a set of masks from Top Notch last week to go with it too. Wish me luck
  24. The Supermarine Spitfire requires no introduction. In my opinion, together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Mitsubishi A6M "Zero", is probably the most famous and recognisable plane of WW2, and certainly the most beloved one. I'm presenting the Mk. IXe variant. The Kit from Eduard is fantastic with great fit and detail for the scale probably one of the best I've done and I totally recommend it!. As you can see in some photos the canopy is broken on the starboard but I have already contacted Eduard and they've organised a replacement which is on its way. I'll take that opportu
  25. Part 1: Part 2 Part 3 part 4. Languishing nearly forgotten and neglected as decoy, what was left of MJ271 still looked like a Spitfire and therefore was an attractive option for a small war museum in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. It was sold for one Guilder (as a symbolic amount - can't have the Air Force giving away stuff after all, it's taxpayer money!) and displayed on the grounds. Enterprising youngsters quickly employed it as a climbing rack, so to spare the worst the aircraft was moved to the roof. Not that it really worked.. A first restorat
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