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Spitfire Mk.Vb

by Maciek Zywczyk


Supermarine Spitfire Vb


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Spitfire Vb is available online from Squadron.com




Here is Tamiya’s 1/48 scale Spitfire Vb. It is a very nice kit straight from the box.

The cockpit is beautiful, so I only added seat belts. Fit was excellent overall. A little putty was needed after the wing tips were glued. Gun barrels were made from surgical needles. I scratchbuilt the starter socket and appropriate items from Revell’s ground equipment were connected.



Painting was done with Xtra color paints.

I chose camouflage and markings of an airplane from 303 Polish Squadron RAF, flown by one of the best Polish fighters Jan Zumbach. His score was 12 1/3 enemy aircraft destroyed, 5 probably and 1 damaged. As the pilot was not very tall, the rear view mirror on his aircraft was positioned higher than usual, and this feature is represented in my kit.

This is a great kit and I still hope that Tamiya will release a Mk. IX version because, in my opinion, the Hasegawa kit is not very accurate and the ICM offering is hard to build.


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Text and Model Copyright 2004 by Maciek Zywczyk
Images Copyright 2004 by Rossagraph
Page Created 02 March 2004
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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