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Are you too a Spitfire addict?  

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  1. 1. Can you have too many Spitfires?

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Can you have too many Spitfires?  The conventional wisdom is no, but I wonder…

 

Since returning to modelling I have built 1/72 Spitfires from AZ, Airfix, Eduard, KP, Revell and Frog, four of them already this year (out of eight completions in 2018 so far).

 

There are three needing MU attention for Cat C repair:

2x Airfix

1x Revell

 

The stash contains quite a few just in 1/72:

1x Academy

17x Airfix

2x Aeroclub conversion fuselages (okay that knocks out two of the others in theory)

5x AZ

10x Eduard

3x Heller

5x KP

1x Frog

1x Fujimi

1x Hasegawa

1x Italeri

1x Matchbox

2x Sword

1x Xtrakits

 

But there’s also a few in 1/48 – 3x Eduard & 1x Academy; 1/32 - 2x Revell and 1/24 - 1x Airfix.  And an Eduard 1/144 one in a Czech Air Force group set!

 

That’s several squadrons worth in all.

 

Technically not part of the Spitfire stash are Seafires in 1/32 and 1/48 as well as a 1/72 Seafang.

 

At this year’s (relatively high) build rate that’s 12 or so years supply of just Spitfires or  4 – 5 years if I just devote to the one plane!  Actually that doesn’t sound so bad?  And when I returned I thought my favourite WW2 fighter was the P-40!  Obviously not as there’s only two built and four more in the stash…

 

“Hi, My name’s Will and I’m a Spitfire addict”

 

Cheers

Will

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Well that's conclusive, I've just voted and it shows 100% in favour of 'Yes, you can have too many Spitfires'.

 

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150+ Spitfires here too, and there's still several versions which are underrepresented in my stash!

Going from memory, I have- (all 1/72 unless noted)

Academy Mk XIV x1

Aeroteam Mk 21 x1

Airfix Mk I (old tool) x38

Airfix Mk I x12

Airfix Mk I/II x4

Airfix Mk I (1/24) x2

Airfix Mk I (1/48) x1

Airfix Mk Vb x4

Airfix Mk Vb (1/24) x1

Airfix Mk Vc x3

Airfix Mk IX (old tool) x1

Airfix Mk IX x3

Airfix PR.XIX x1

Airfix Mk 22 x1

Airfix Mk 22 (1/48) x1

Airkit Seafire Mk XV x1

AZ Mk II LR x1

AZ Mk IX civil markings x1

CMK Spitfire Prototype x1

Eduard Mk IX late x1

Eduard Mk 21 x3

Esoteric Mk IX x1

Fujimi Mk XIV x6

Fujimi PR.XIX x1

Hasegawa Mk I x2

Hasegawa Mk IX x8

Hasegawa Mk VI (1/32) x1

Heller Mk I x1

Heller Mk Vb x2

Heller Mk XVI x5

High Planes Seafire Mk II x2

High Planes Seafire Mk III x1

Italeri Mk Vb x3

Italeri Mk IX x2

Matchbox Mk IX x1

MPM PR.XIX x4

Novo Mk VIII/IX x1

Pavla Seafire Mk II x1

Pegasus Mk 22 x3

Rareplanes Seafire Mk 47 x1

Revell Mk I (1/32 old tool) x1

Revell Mk I (1/32 ex-Hasegawa) x1

Revell Mk Vb x3

Smer Mk Vb x1

Smer Mk Vc x1

Smer Mk VI x3

Special Hobby PR.X x1

Tamiya Mk I x4

Ventura Mk VII x1

Ventura Mk IX x1

Ventura Mk XI x1

Ventura Mk XIV x1

Ventura Mk XVIII x1

Ventura Mk 22 x1

Ventura Seafire Mk XV x1

Warrior Mk XII x1

Xtrakit Mk XII x1

 

along with several conversion sets, such as Vc wings, early PR conversion sets and Paragon prototype conversion sets in both 1/72 and 1/32 scales.

 

I've only got around to buying the one Eduard Mk IX, which looks lovely in the box, but I haven't got around to building. No decent Vc kit as yet, as they're all on the expensive side and given just how many Spit kits I have already, I can't seem to justify it.

 

As you may have noticed, my main preoccupation is with the early models, the I/II in particular. Still the most perfectly proportioned of them all, IMHO.

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Hello Dears !

I will ponder my vote in the way that sometimes one can be fed up of Spitfires !

To date, I finished some late marks, 8 if my memory did'nt fail...

Still I have 4 or 5 on the Bench and some others waiting in the attic !

As I'm a serial starter, I also have load of builds on their ways !

It's not that I do not like the Spit but sometimes I feel eager to do Something else !  :whistle:

Seafire …. :rofl2:

On the other hand, I think that as icomic as she can be… The Spitfiremania push the Hurricane in the shadow ! And that's not fair for the thick winged lady

Because she also deserve the title of BoB winner ! IMHO

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

 

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1 hour ago, corsaircorp said:

On the other hand, I think that as icomic as she can be… The Spitfiremania push the Hurricane in the shadow ! And that's not fair for the thick winged lady

Because she also deserve the title of BoB winner ! IMHO

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

 

I concur with Corsaircorp.

I had a real binge of building the new Airfix Hurricanes when they came out a few years ago. Did some tin-wing conversions too.

Nevertheless, I think it only fair to restore the balance with a bevy of Spitfires. I have been led into temptation by Xtradecal, and the Eduard Spits are a delight. As are the recent Airfix ones, which I can literally get together on a dull weekend and still get the domestic chores done (I lead a neo-bachelor existence). If I'm really going to analyse this, Hurricanes and Spitfires these days are my mojo restorers or hors d'oeuvres before getting my teeth into something more complicated.

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I'm a bit of a lightweight when it comes to Supermarine's finest, having only started building them a couple of years back after finding some cheap in Home Bargains.

 

Have only built 1/72 PR.XIX, FR.XIV Mk.22, Mk.Vb and a couple of Mk.1s so far as well as a Seafire 47 - There's a Mk.XII awaiting paint too.

 

Still have another Mk.1 as well as Mks II, Va, Vc, VI, IXc, TR9, PR.X, PR.XIX and Mk.22 (To be combined to make a Mk.21) Seafire III and Spiteful.

 

I'd like to think that I'd have scratched that particular itch once I've completed that lot but realise that I don't have either an VIII or a lowback XVI in that list yet....

 

IanJ 

 

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On 10/19/2018 at 4:19 AM, lasermonkey said:

150+ Spitfires here too, and there's still several versions which are underrepresented in my stash!

Going from memory, I have- (all 1/72 unless noted)

Academy Mk XIV x1

Aeroteam Mk 21 x1

Airfix Mk I (old tool) x38

Airfix Mk I x12

Airfix Mk I/II x4

Airfix Mk I (1/24) x2

Airfix Mk I (1/48) x1

Airfix Mk Vb x4

Airfix Mk Vb (1/24) x1

Airfix Mk Vc x3

Airfix Mk IX (old tool) x1

Airfix Mk IX x3

Airfix PR.XIX x1

Airfix Mk 22 x1

Airfix Mk 22 (1/48) x1

Airkit Seafire Mk XV x1

AZ Mk II LR x1

AZ Mk IX civil markings x1

CMK Spitfire Prototype x1

Eduard Mk IX late x1

Eduard Mk 21 x3

Esoteric Mk IX x1

Fujimi Mk XIV x6

Fujimi PR.XIX x1

Hasegawa Mk I x2

Hasegawa Mk IX x8

Hasegawa Mk VI (1/32) x1

Heller Mk I x1

Heller Mk Vb x2

Heller Mk XVI x5

High Planes Seafire Mk II x2

High Planes Seafire Mk III x1

Italeri Mk Vb x3

Italeri Mk IX x2

Matchbox Mk IX x1

MPM PR.XIX x4

Novo Mk VIII/IX x1

Pavla Seafire Mk II x1

Pegasus Mk 22 x3

Rareplanes Seafire Mk 47 x1

Revell Mk I (1/32 old tool) x1

Revell Mk I (1/32 ex-Hasegawa) x1

Revell Mk Vb x3

Smer Mk Vb x1

Smer Mk Vc x1

Smer Mk VI x3

Special Hobby PR.X x1

Tamiya Mk I x4

Ventura Mk VII x1

Ventura Mk IX x1

Ventura Mk XI x1

Ventura Mk XIV x1

Ventura Mk XVIII x1

Ventura Mk 22 x1

Ventura Seafire Mk XV x1

Warrior Mk XII x1

Xtrakit Mk XII x1

😳 Where exactly do you keep your air force ? I have problems storing 1/3rd that many built kits. 

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Two hours to go on the poll and it looks like you can’t have too many Spitfires.  About 2:1 in favour at the moment.  More to the point my 50 or so stashed 1/72 is apparently an amateurish effort compared to others!

Cheers

Will

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