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Spitfire Mk 1, Tamiya 1/48 (new)

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Latest of the bench is the new Tamiya Mk1. Spitfire in the markings of Bob Stanford Tuck, 65 Squadron 1939. OOTB ...totally ...

 

This is a great kit.

Now I know a bit about 1/48 spitfire kits having made over 80 ...and yes they are all in the display cabinet !!! I was expecting a lot from this kit having made the 109 from Tamiya that really raised the bar, and I was some what a bit disappointed. Yes it's a good kit but the Airfix offering for much less money is a better bet. Where to start ?….. construction easy, but do you need the non painted photo etc? Decals are still thick (unlike the 109) The under wing roundels have holes cut out for bulges under the wings these holes then have to be painted white. limited sub type options unlike Airfix. This kit did not really grab me compared to the 109. It's as if Tamiya are trying various things out in their kits to see what works and does not.

 

I'd be interested to hear what fellow modellers think about it.

Anyway on to the pic's. Please feel free to comment etc.

 

Thanks for looking

 

Dick

 

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Beauty. Don't see many early war Spitfires

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Lovley 

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Excellent :clap2:... Looks like i will have to get one of these. Im a fan of R.S.Tuck and if his markings are in the box thats good enough for me. 

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8 hours ago, Silver Fox said:

Lovely work, I felt the same way about  the kit as you.

 

 

So much potential. Do we expect too much from some kit manufacturers ? It just lacked.

 

Dick

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I thought the previous tooling was pretty good , having not built this latest offering I cant comment but it looks spot on to me.  :goodjob:

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Keith there is nothing wrong with the tooling. The fit is exquisite …….However...… it's a bit like buying a £200 bottle of wine and a £10 bottle ….. both do the same but is one 20 times better??

 

Dick

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Looks very good to me. Nice work. I've one in the stash to build, not sure when I will get to it yet... John

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Looks great to me. I've not built this one, but have built the Airfix offering, and i enjoyed it very much. 

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