The kit I am using is Tamiya’s fabulous Supermarine Spitfire which is recognised everywhere as the best detailed and most. 9/12/ This is my next build. As you can see I’ve assembled some aftermarket bits produced by Roy Sutherland (BarracudaCals and. Single Issue – How to Build the Tamiya Spitfire 3rd Edition model company Tamiya has released Spitfire , and kits in scale.

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The blemish-free canopy was extremely clear.

Out of This World Modeling. Register a new account. PS I know what you mean about slow progress on the cockpit, I’ve also spent a couple of weeks on the Mk V and am just getting to the stage of putting it all together. Putty in your hands.

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IXc, by Tom Cleaver

By that I mean all the wires, hoses, tubes, etc. I wish other companies would take a lesson here in their work. Tom – It certainly is a great kit and the level tmaiya detail in the standard kit is awesome enough without adding any upgrades!! You may also be interested in View More. I’ve built the Mk XIV flavoured version of the phenomenal Tamiya Spitfire and after seeing Navy Bird’s build here on this very site I’ve decided to bump it up on my to build list.

The PE seemed to be quite thick and difficult to bend but a quick heating with a lighter until the metal changed colour soon made it a lot more malleable and the end result, once painted, is quite good.

I personally think if one is going to display an engine – be it in a car hoa an airplane – you need to display an engine. Review Your review is important to us as well as other users. Spitfide the link, I am intending to do that, I just wanted to keep the aircraft and the figure builds in their own respective forums, but they are both part of the same build and I will make more reference to that when I start the ho build itself.


Time was now of the essence if Fighter Command was not to give up the advantage won over northern France at such buipd cost. Your enhancements look great as does the figure. Ensuring you have the latest books ready to buy at the touch of a button.

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As far as actual assembly is concerned, this is the first plastic kit I have made where I did not use any Mr. Kev ModelMania attached the following image s: Daran ho I don’t think it’ll be this weekend, though that depends on whether I can stop buiod from sitting on my hands!! I was extremely happy with the end result. Dora Wings Percival Vega Gull. Very nice indeed and will look fab with all the additions.

The Tamiya kit IS the best kit and with all the upgrades you have, tqmiya has been elevated to Rolls Royce status!! Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

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Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc 1:32 – build review Dave Coward

Back Issues View More. Digital subscriptions are available across all devices and include all tamiay issues released during your subscription. Test-fit often, as the main engine components will affect the attachment of the cowling panels later on. Wow, looking forward to this. These fit together so well that glue is not required to hold them together but I used some Tamiya Extra Thin Tp which I capillaried into the joins just to hold them in place.

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Great start Kev, will be watching Decals are provided for two RAF and one French aircraft. By Jim Zeske December 18, These three kits are simply superb in terms of detail, engineering innovation, fit and presentation. Rating Please rate the product between 1 star and 5 stars. When Tamiya announced their big Spitfire IX inmodelers were ga-ga over the possibilities.

The kit lets you choose retracted or deployed landing gear with a clever method of attachment, along with two sets of landing gear legs and covers. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Go for it Kev https: Nice one, looks a lovely kit The end display sounds interesting too, look forward to it. I have seen a couple of these kits where the modeler had the knowledge and took the time to scratchbuild the necessary parts to do this, and they look great.

Shep Paine’s Armor Modelers Guide. I have been concentrating on the cockpit for the past couple of weeks and although I have made some progress there is still a long way to go. The delivery date is determined by the date that you placed your order and the print date of the next available issue. Those who bought the very nice PCM kit do not have to throw them away now that this kit is available, in order to have a very nice Spitfire IX kit on the shelf in the collection.

Premier Japanese model company Tamiya has released Spitfire Mk.

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