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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc

MA574 'A'

GC 1/7 'Provence'. Armee de L'Air, Algeria.

Late 1943

 

I have been able to find out to much about this plane other than the WWII records show she was produced at Castle Bromwich and shipped to Casablanca and handed over to the Free French Air Force. I found one wartime Black and White photo of her and from this I have based most of the build. Her fate is unknown, but I did find one reference to her having been lost around Lyon later in the war. There also seems to be lots of references on the web to another Spitfire with the same registration, serving with a polish Squadron and it crashing in Kent. The date given was the same as the arrival date of this Spitfire in Casablanca. Was there two Spitfire Mk.IX with the same serial? Or more likely the reference to the 'Polish' one has had the serial recorded wrongly.

 

Anyway, enough of the history and on with the model.

 

Kit: Tamiya

Scale: 1:32

Paint: Tamiya

Weathering: Tamiya

Decals: Kit and OH Models

Extras: None, OOB

Build: Photobucket Library

 

 

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Thanks for looking

Edited by Mish

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Beautiful Spit Mish!  :wub:

 

How was the build? I'm still plucking up courage to start one....

 

Iain

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Very nice Mish, especially like the subtle weathering, beautiful finish,

Sean

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That looks great, I like both the desert scheme and French markings, like Iain I am still plucking up courage to build the one I have in the loft, maybe a few more "practice" kits first !

 

Cheers

 

Den

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Another beutiful build there Mish. She looks really nice in that scheme. :clap2:

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Hi Mish,

 

beautiful job on the Spitty, well done. Looks great in that scheme, nice to see something a bit different.

 

Regards,

Steve.

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Always love to see a Spitfire and that's a great example. Super build and top-notch finish. Well done, indeed, and thanks for sharing.

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Lovely job Mish and another of your cracking finishes !

 

 

Si.

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Lovely Spit  & a great choice of scheme. 

 

Got one on the go at the moment - it can be quite daunting when you open the box!

 

Pete

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Great scheme and lovely model,........very original!

Like the others I`m still `practicing' prior to sticking my kit together although all of the interior parts are painted and ready,..but those magnets and litthe screws are really worrying me!

Beautiful job,

All the best

                Tony O  

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That is a beauty!

 

I particularly like your weathering; very subtle and very realistic.

 

A model to be proud of  :)

 

Tom

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Neat build and it looks very different with the French markings.

Well done

Trevor

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Well done. Nice to see a different colour and markings.

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Beautiful Spit... Mish

Great paintwork and weathering.

Congrats to you.

 

Karen

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