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Jim Kiker

A Spitfire PR XI Conversion in 1/48 Scale

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Hi all,

Here are some completion pictures of my latest Reconnaissance Spitfire project.  The base kit is the Airfix PR XIX kit in 1/48 scale, converted to a PR XI.  I have just finished an extensive Build Diary in the Work In Progress threads so please check there for all the details.

 

PR XI fini left side s

 

PR XI fini upper left front s

 

PR XI fini upper left rear s

 

PR XI fini bottom s

 

PR XI fini top right s

 

Thanks again to Mr. John Adams.

 

Cheers,

 

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Superb 

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What's not to like about a PR Spitfire.

 

Great job Jim and inspiring me to get on with my one.

 

Pete

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Beautiful finish and subtle weathering - well done! :clap2:

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She's a work of art, pure and simple.

 

And I just read your WIP – a treasure trove of modelling tips and tricks.

 

Doffing my hat!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Jim is an artiste, first and foremost. He sees things....good eyes. And one of the best F-4 pilots in the world. 

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Great work and attention to detail as always Jim.  Now you've done all the hard graft and research to create a stunning 1/48th Spitfire PR.XI, it should guarantee Mr Eduard finally makes up his mind to give us a mainstream model of the Spitfire PR.XI so the rest of us can build one.  Looking forward to your next project.  (Is this the point where I mention that Ventura Decals in NZ do sheets of 8inch letters and numbers in RAF, RAAF, RNZAF styles and fonts in black, white, dull red and .............light grey for both 1/48th and 1/72nd.)

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for all the positive responses, I am glad you all liked the result.

 

For Colin- actually, I think the spare letters and numbers for the serial number and a/c code letter likely came from the 1/72 scale Ventura sheet you mentioned.  The actual size of letters/numbers in use at that point in time was 4"; that size was what I could not find in 1/48 scale, light grey decals.  Lucky for me the 1/72 8" size worked out really well!

 

Cheers all, Jim

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Beautiful Spitfire Jim. Lovely finish and sensible and convincing weathering.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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The Work in Progress thread is here, for our convenience.

 

Nice job, Jim!  I am just contemplating an attempt at a Danish PR.XI in 32nd, so may come back here for inspiration.

 

bob

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Lovely Spitfire Jim, great finish! I'll go and peruse the build thread.

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Thanks for showing your excellent model which has been portrayed very well. Yes come on Eduard let’s see a MkXI in 48th please.

Simon

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A excellent model of the best looking Spitfire version 👍

 

It's been quite a while since Eduard mentioned the possibility of doing a Mk.XI. Now they are on to the Mk.I/V, I fear they might have decided against.

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Well you've absolutely nailed that. Great job on one of my favourite marks of Spitfire.

 

Justin

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I really like the look of your Spitfire Mr.Jim. Looking very harmless without the guns but with the cameras,I guess the devestations it brought unto the enemies are the same too.Would like to emulate your build but alas there's no more Airfix PR.XIXs being sold in my part of the world. 

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Hi Jim 

Wow what a beauty. You have created an absolutely stunning model of a stunning aircraft.  Great work.

All the best

Chris

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