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Final Spitfire Builds! 1/72 Airfix XI & I


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Hello again,

As I'm sure a couple of you know, I have one hell of a passion for Spitfire's (particularly XIV's). And for the last couple years I've almost exclusively built Spitfires, all 25 of them in total (more than one a month!). So after my most recent diorama decided to finish the final two kits I have left before starting a civilian De Havilland collection of the Golden Era! One thing to note; usually I spend a week or two getting one model done and spend a lot of time scratchbuilding extras, getting every single detail right. These two I decided I wouldn't get hung up on accuracy or try to make them 100% perfect, I decided just to relax and enjoy the builds.

I'm rambling again.

The penultimate Spitfire I finished is Airfix's Pr XI in 1/72 (Cross kitted IX and XIX). Painted as it was in the 1948 air races, owned by the US Civil Air Attache to London and flown by ex ATA pilot Lettice Curtis. It's depicted in flight beside my ATA Anson diorama.

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And my FINAL Spitfire build is Airfix's new tool Mk.I (I just had to finish with the beautiful Mk I).

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Thanks to everyone who's complimented my Spitfires over the past couple years, and thanks to everyone at BM for improving my modelling! Here's a couple pics to show how much I've improved since joining BM

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2014

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Well, I guess this is the final Spitfire RFI I'll make for a while! I hope I can still keep you all interested with my upcoming Moth collection ;)

Cheers,

Ben.

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Moth collection I can't wait!! the diorama above is excellent (using the new bomber command support set?) & inspiring superb spitfire builds

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Moth collection I can't wait!! the diorama above is excellent (using the new bomber command support set?) & inspiring superb spitfire builds

Thanks! I have the new Airfix DH.82 and the Frog DH.60G in the post :D

The two MT vehicles are from the RAF Vehicle Set (cut down version of the bomber set).

Ben.

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Quite appropriate posting these up today on the Spits 78th Birthday! Nice work.

I totally didn't realise! Happy coincidence eh ;)

Cheers, Paul

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That's a brilliant job.I really like your work maby one day I will try to make diorama like yours.

I can't wait your New collection

Cheers

Pawel

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Excellent jobs, Ben! I especially like the PR.XI - I'm doing mine by way of using the Freightdog conversion set with the Airfix PR.XIX. I do think the PR.XI was the best-looking of all the Merlin Spitfires.

Regards,

Jason

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