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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Single Issue – How to Build the Tamiya 1: Premier Japanese model company Tamiya has released Spitfire Mk. I worried that the lower one-piece wing would be weak, as it has numerous cutouts for the wheel wells, wing panels and flaps.

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IXc, by Tom Cleaver

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Many thanks for taking time to review Modellers Reference Library Your review will be moderated and posted in due course. Tamiya pulled out all the stops on this kit, with engineering, detail, and innovative design setting a new standard in large-scale aircraft kits. Wow, looking forward to this. Back to the Review Index Page. Sign In Sign Up.

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First off its component parts.

Tamiya 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX

Please rate the product between 1 star and 5 stars. Subscribe now and celebrate with us! Out of This World Modeling. The sequence is shown in the photos below. Re 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 figure build itself.

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. I used Xtracrylix paints throughout.

Register a new account. I found the decals performed well enough with some decal solution, but they are brittle. I was extremely happy with the end result. Shipping Information Shipping is included in the price for all subscriptions, single issues, bookazines and merchandise products on Pocketmags.

As it turned out, the design was so successful that more than 5, were built. Dave Coward January Our thanks to Alclad2 for supplying the metallic paints for this review — www. The photo is so famous it has likely been re-published in every book ever done about the Spitfire. The round metallic object is a small magnet which is fitted inside the intercooler during assembly and will be part of the system for holding the engine covers in place when the model is finished but also allows easy removal of them if desired?


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

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Back to the Main Page. This site uses cookies! In fact, what is provided is a generic Merlin engine, which cries out for detailing, since it provides none of the wires, tubes and hoses that are associated with the real thing. Well I thought I’d make a start on my Spitfire as I’m letting my Dakota sit over night to let the decal spifire solutions dry thoroughly Posted August 28 edited.

By using this site, you agree to this use. BarracudaCals BarracudaCals Much has already been said and written about the quality of this kit and my initial impressions upon opening up the box back up all these observations.

Work in Progress – Aircraft. Under the cowling, the kit is designed to accept either long or short intakes.