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For inspection is this Hasegawa 1:48 Spitfire Mk VIII. Though I had applied decals on this many weeks back, I only got around to doing a panel wash and sealing it with dull coat last night. Mostly straight out of the box except for the Eduard seat belts. The real MT 719 has been restored and still flies out of Addison airport in Texas. I have tried to build it in the configuration/markings it might have had when handed over to India (1946/1947). According to the book "Spitfires in the Sun" by Vikram Singh, MT 719 was one of the first aircraft to be flown into action to counter the Jammu and K
Greetings! The last time I built a 1/72 Hasegawa Spitfire VIII was around 17 years back. I am revisiting this neat little kit with this quick build. Until the Eduard Mk VIII kit came out, the Hasegawa Mk VIII was the benchmark for me. Though this comes no where as close to the detail as Eduard but the engraved panel lines and the lines are pretty good, providing a neat fit and clean quick build. The cockpit has just around enough detail to look ok when you peer in. The only part I disliked was the undercarriage attachment which took some patience. I gave the kit a primary coat of Tamiya flat a
Morning folks - This is the new Fly 1:32 Hurricane IIC Tropical. I used Yahu instrument panel but otherwise OOB. I will need to replace the canopy however as i over stressed it and there are cracks in it which I discovered taking the photos! By my standards its not a bad build and I have done quite a bit of weathering on it as the photos I have seen show heavily used machines of the time. Paints are Tamiya and humbrol and the decals are OOB. They went on ok but if I had done the African scheme I would have needed some after market decals as the colour rendition was a bit off track.