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1/72 Airfix Spitfire 22 -£6.75 from Boyes


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I would like to go with the Airfix Spitfire 22.

 

spit 22 b

 

I have had the kit for a while, so now seems a good idea (I am not sure why it has not been re-released by Airfix). Its a hopefully not difficult kit to make and I think that I made the above silver version about 6 plus years ago.  I gave the finished model to someone at work and watched over the weeks as bits gradually got broken off and lost in his office!  

 

Spit 22

 

I just realised that @PlaStix made this kit for the Spitfire GB last year so I will be trying to lift his ideas.  I won't be going down the etch route having seen the work done by PaStix - I cannot get that good level of finished work (a tiny folded etch seat -!!).  That said I think I have a spare instrument panel and maybe a resin seat and some Eduard spares along with a Xtradecals set.

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Hi OH and welcome to the GB. I'm quite envious of you building this. I had a most enjoyable time making mine. I hope you enjoy your build too.

Kind regards,

Stix 

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Cool. Which branch of Boyes do you go to? Mine stocks paints, tools etc. and all that Warhammer rammel but not Airfix kits.

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2 hours ago, OutcastJoel said:

Mine only ever has Warhammer...

Same here.

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On 16/05/2021 at 21:25, TonyOD said:

Cool. Which branch of Boyes do you go to? Mine stocks paints, tools etc. and all that Warhammer rammel but not Airfix kits.

Unfortunately I got this sometime ago when they were clearing out their model section.

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Slight update

 

I am also trying to do a 'side -build' of an AZ/ Freightdog Spitfire 18, so progress has been artificially slow.  So all that has happened is some cockpit work and sticking the wings together, thus:

 

IMG_3653

 

The cockpit lacked the undercarriage lever setup (strange as the other Airfix 1/72 Spitfire kits have that detail), so i did some plastic scratch for that and did the O2 tubing (as most 1/72 kits lack), which is visible.   I put in some slightly made up basic detail to fill up the side walls.  The seat was replaced by one out of the spares box (for a Spitfire early Mk1 - but no one will know) and an unused Sutton harness from a Sword Vc kit I recently built.   I also used an etch instrument panel I had for a Spitfire 22, but it didn't really have any form of wow factor.  Spitfire cockpits in 1/72 are hard to see when buttoned up.  That's the extent of any simple added extras

 

Next is to glue the fuselage together and attach the wings.  technical stuff!

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On 24/05/2021 at 16:20, Adam Poultney said:

Oooo I should be getting a couple of these soon; looks like a nice kit, can't wait to see your build

Thanks Adam, It seems a good kit, but for some reason Airfix have not done a re-release.  

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To tell you the truth, I had forgotten all about this!

 

I opened up an Airfix Spitfire 22 kit box yesterday to have a look and thought: 'Ah yes, I was building this'.  I was side tracked trying to build an AZ Spitfire 18 (which has now been sidelined) at the same time, and when that got put aside, so was the Airfix kit.

 

I have now dug it out and applied paint.

 

IMG_3658

 

Using Vallejo MSG.  and then used Vallejo Ocean Grey.

 

spit 2

 

RAD-V is the aircraft that I am looking to build the kit as.

 

Next was to mask off for the Tamiya Dark Green.

 

IMG_3664

 

Now back on track, if late.

 

As an aside I went to the Newark Air Museum Aeroboot which was a nice trip out with a lot of old aircraft instruments, along with a Merlin for sale (from a Halifax?) and the offer of a Puma fuselage carcass!  Sadly there were no irresistible kits to buy, but I did get some detail photos of their Tigermoth for a future Airfix build.

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Wow!! That is really looking awesome in it's camo!! Very nicely done! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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