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For you delectation and entertainment (if you are old enough to remember the reference) here is one of two Airfix spitfire XIV that I have finished.

 

With a bit of effort the kit comes up nice.  With this kit I replaced

 

  • the 20mm barrels with some spare Edurard ones I had going unused.
  • The wheels with some resin 4-spoke jobs as these had better detail
  • Eduard seat belts
  • Freightdog decals from the "Brits Abroad" sheet.
  • Drilled out the openings for the two downward facing cameras that could be fitted.

 

Looking at the photos I see the long range tank is drooping a bit.  It was only held on with blue-tak 😉

 

Tim

 

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That's a fine looking Mk 14. It really looks smart in the SEAC scheme. 

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Nice work John 

 

I have one of these on the go at the moment and with a bit of effort a nice end result can be had. 

 

Thanks for sharing 

 

James

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Lovely result Tim. I also have one of these on the go at the moment but will probably go for the 'lazy lady v' option. Looks like you got a decent fit on the wing roots and fuel tank cover, I have found these need a bit of work (filler and a slim shim respectively) how did you get on? Either way it's a nice kit and I'll definitely do more in the future 😀 Cheers, Stu

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14 hours ago, stoohoo said:

Lovely result Tim. I also have one of these on the go at the moment but will probably go for the 'lazy lady v' option. Looks like you got a decent fit on the wing roots and fuel tank cover, I have found these need a bit of work (filler and a slim shim respectively) how did you get on? Either way it's a nice kit and I'll definitely do more in the future 😀 Cheers, Stu

 

The fuel tank cover took a bit of bending to get it to the right curvature to fit and the wing roots again took some fettling to fit.  Took a small amount of filler to blend in.

 

5 hours ago, Adam Poultney said:

Looks good, where can I see the other one you've done?

Sorry Adam, taken me longer to get the images up that expected.  Try here -

 

 

Tim

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Looks good in the SEAC scheme.

 

I remember reading a biography of Ginger Lacey. He was CO of 17 Sqn in India, when bubble top Spits were delivered he said "Take them back & give me something that looks like a Spitfire!"

 

Pete

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Very nice SEAC Spitfire, great job

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