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VCS-7 Spotting Spitfire Mk.Vb June 6th 1944


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        Hello everybody … I am finishing builds that were started in 2022 before my health took a turn for the worse. I am presenting three spitfire’s today. The first will be a Mk.Vb in the Markings of USN VCS-7 Spotting aircraft from Operation overlord on June 6th. Sadly I lost the landing gear and had to build this one in flight. I used a spare set of flying gear from the Airfix Mk.Vc that I had left over. My first such build in almost 40 years. 

 

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Please feel free to post comments or ask questions. 
 

 

Dennis

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Nice looking build - can't really go wrong with invasion stripes on a model.  VCS-7 spits were based here in Lee-on-Solent for the Normandy campaign, so I've no excuse for not doing one to add to my shelves.

 

Thanks for sharing the images

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On 1/14/2024 at 9:02 AM, Adam Poultney said:

Very nice, which kit is this?

The two Vb’s were both 1/72 AZ kits, the Vc was the newer Airfix release. 

 

On 1/14/2024 at 9:32 AM, FIGHTS ON said:

Nice looking build - can't really go wrong with invasion stripes on a model.  VCS-7 spits were based here in Lee-on-Solent for the Normandy campaign, so I've no excuse for not doing one to add to my shelves.

 

Thanks for sharing the images

I only wish the gear hadn't broke but the Airfix raised gear bits worked with a bit of fiddling. It would make a good addition to any collection. Im sure the R.N. had their own spotting pool. Maybe I can do one of them to balance the look ? 

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