Heller and Academy's 1/72 scale
Spitfire XVIe and XIV
by Helinton Luis Costa
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe and XIV
Academy's 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk.XIV is available online from Squadron.com
These are two little Spitfires that I built at the same time.
Both are 1/72 scale and feature some improvements.
The silver one is the Heller Mk XVIe, with Aires' cockpit. This accessory is not designed for the Mk XVI, but I really wanted a better interior than the kit offered.
Decals are from the spares box except for the code letters and numbers.
This aircraft was attached to the RAF Central Gunnery School, 1948.
The camouflaged aircraft is the very good (it seems to me, a non regular Spitfire modeler) Academy rendition of the Mk XIV, one of the best looking Spitfires.
This kit includes Eduard details, mainly inside, plus decals (again) from spares except for the code letters and numbers.
Some weathering work was added. This plane that was flown by OC No. 610 Sqn. ("County of Chester"), Sqn. Ldr. R.A. Newbury during September 1944.
There are photos of these planes in the same page of the Chaz Bowyer's book "Supermarine Spitfire", Brazilian edition. Another reference was the Squadron's Spitfire "in action", as well Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine, Vol. 30, nº 2, april 2008.
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2008 by Helinton Luis Costa
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16 October, 2008
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