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Spitfire Vc from very modified Revell MK II kit with entirely new ammo covers and bubbles, Vokes filter and canopy from Hasegawa MK V. Master gun barrels, resin wheels from Halinski, bronze legs from Eduard, Eduard etch, Montex Masks. Lots of small corrections, cockpit was changed too. With older buddy:
I know that there is no way that I can finish three more builds on time, but I'm striking while the iron is hot, as they say. I've been dreaming about a 1/72 Mk V triple build for some time, and my plan is to do an A wing, B wing and C wing, all in 303 Sqn markings: 1. Spitfire VA, K9871, RF-P, Airfix Mk I/IIA kit - includes the parts required to build a VA (I think). This aircraft was built as a Mk I, but was modified into a Mk V and assigned to 303 Sqn in late 1941. It was flown by Boleslaw Gladych on 8 Dec 1941, where he, alongside Mieczyslaw Adamek, protected a downed Spitfire pilot over the English Channel. I built one of Gladych's P-47's in that STGB, and I thought it would be nice to build one of his Spitfires. I've not been able to find any photographs of this aircraft as a 303 Mk V, only as a Mk I, so I'm just going to apply 'typical' squadron markings. 2. Spitfire VB, BL670, RF-K, New KP kit This Spitfire was assigned to S/L Wojciech Kolaczkowski, who commanded 303 Sqn from Nov 1941 until May 1942, and had his name "Wojtek" painted on the nose, as well as the name "Krysia" formed with the individual squadron letter on the fuselage. 3. Spitfire VC, AB174, RF-Q, Sword kit This aircraft was the mount of PO Antoni Glowacki, a Battle of Britain 'ace in a day'. The individual squadron letter, 'Q' formed the word "QQWCA" on the fuselage side, apparently meaning 'cuckoo' in a transliterated Polish/English pun! The Airfix cockpit is the winner for ease of construction: Here's the KP cockpit: The Airfix on the left, and KP on the right. Time to start building the Sword kit.