Supermarine Spitfire IX
Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
Spitfire IX is
available online from Squadron.com
Despite the ongoing controversy regarding Hasagawa's dimensions for
its Spitfire Mk.IXc , I chose to go ahead and build the kit. Several
images of the finished project are attached.
Few modifications were needed to build an accurate Mk.IX. I chose to
build the kit OTB using the decal sheet provided.
I removed the bulges on the upper wing surface over the wheel wells
by carefully masking the panel and attacking them with my Dremel MIni
Mite. Seatbelts were made from lead foil.
Paints used were a combination of Aeromaster grey enamels, Model
Master RAF Dark Green, and Tamiya sky, which most closely match the
fuselage band decal. Nylon thread was used for HF and IFF aerials.
Panel lines were accented with Burnt Umber oils thinned with Naptha.
Exhaust stains were shot using a combination of Polly Scale Oily Black
and Gunze Soot.
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Text and Images Copyright © 2001 by Robert
Page Created 12 July, 2001
Last Updated 18 July, 2001
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