Enzo the Magnificent Posted March 18, 2013 Share Posted March 18, 2013 I know there are a lot of cat lovers on BM, so let me make it clear - no cats will be harmed during the making of this thread.However, a number of plastic kits will be brutally, viciously and callously butchered! The release of the new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire PR.XIX has introduced a couple of options. I'm going to build a Mk.XIV from that kit. However, there are always a number of ways of doing things, so I'm going to investigate a couple of other options. Basically, I will be building the following: Mk.XIVe Airfix XIX fuselage, Hasegawa IX wings FR.XIVe Airfix 22/24 fuselage, Hasegawa IX wings and tail Mk.XIVc Hasegawa IX wings and fuselage Airfix 22/24 nose I'll also be building an Airfix XIX as a sort of control group! Apart from buying the two XIXs, this should be a fairly inexpensive exercise. About eight years ago I bought half a dozen Airfix 22/24 kits. They were being sold off cheap by Hannants because they had no boxes, instructions or decals. They were three quid each! I bought them with the intention of using the Griffon parts as conversion sets for the Hasegawa IX. As for the Hasegawa IXs, I have eight in The Stash. They've been there for some time. Most of them are the Revell boxing which I bought when I saw the way the prices of Hasegawa kits were going. However, now that Eduard is releasing a supposably state of the art accurate IX, the Hasegawa kits are redundant unless I convert 'em all to Griffon Spitfires. So here goes. Wish me luck! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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