Eduard's 1/48 scale
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc
by Brett Green
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIc Late Version
92 Sqn RAF, Italy 1943
Eduard's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc is available online from Squadron
Here is my 1/48 scale Eduard Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc Late Version.
A detailed in-box review may be found by following this link, and construction notes are here.
In summary though, this is a beautifully detailed kit featuring excellent fit and state-of-the-art surface detail.
I figured that many modellers would choose to finish this kit in D-Day markings, so I decided to do something a little different with mine. The desert colours are Gunze's "Mr Color" lacquers for the Azure Blue and Dark Earth, while the Middle Stone comes from Gunze's acrylic range.
This interesting scheme is covered in a set of 1/72 scale Xtradecal decals, but as far as I am aware it is not available in 1/48 scale. Markings are therefore cobbled together from a number of sources:
Code Letters: Xtradecal Item No. X023-48 – RAF Squadron Code Letters and Numbers 24” & 30”, Sky
"1" Digit (highly modified): Aeromaster Decals Item No. 48-047 – Luftwaffe Fighter Numbers (Part 1)
Individual Serial Numbers and Letters: Fantasy Printshop – RAF Black Serial Numbers (4”, 8”, 12”)
National Markings: Techmod Item No. 48024 – Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc (very accurate and lovely rich colours but a pain to get to settle in to surface detail)
Stencilling: Eduard Kit Decals (performed perfectly).
Apart from the decals, the model is all Eduard. The separately available Eduard BRASSIN cockpit was used for this project and in my opinion is a very worthwhile investment.
The one photo I could find of this aircraft was inconclusive about whether this was an early or a late Mk.IXc. Murphy's Law being what it is, yesterday I found some good photos of the Spitfire with the very next serial number, EN 447, which is definitely an early version. Oh well...
Finishing of this model will be described in Issue 27 of ADH Publishing's newest model magazine, "Military Illustrated Modeller".
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Model, Images and Text
2013 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 April, 2013
24 April, 2013
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