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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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.

Login or Register now. Test-fit often, as the main engine components will affect the attachment of the cowling panels later on. Your purchase here at Pocketmags. In the meantime I have spoken to Ross Mitchell proprietor and he has kindly given me permission to copy the photos from his website, which are at the bottom of the page — thanks go to Ross for that, it is very much appreciated!

Looking forward to seeing you make a start, bet the first one is up by the weekend!! Plan to spend some time with it; its some parts occupy four sprues! Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Interestingly, the Spitfire V, which was an interim type produced from the Mark I airframe, and the Spitfire IX, an interim type produced from the Spitfire V, accounted for more than half of all Spitfires produced during the Second World War, with the Spitfire IX beating out its progenitor by a nose to become the most-produced Spitfire sub-variant.

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.

I’ll get started on it just as soon as I can and nice to know that you’ll be following my build, thanks.

Quick Builds – Tamiya 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc

The pilot figure is very detailed indeed, and will make a fantastic display along with the Spit. Be sure to install the large magnet in the intercooler box parts Y1, 2, 3, 4. User Profile Show User Posts. Supermarine was already planning production of the Spitfire VIII, which buuld to be powered by the Merlin series of engines, with a two-stage supercharger, providing spiitfire that promised to meet the challenge of the big bad Wulf.


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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. I intend to take the already excellent level of detail up another notch by adding some aftermarket resin and etch, which you can see in the photos below.

Good to see more progress Iain, I particularly like the brass wiring on the starboard sidewall, although the the whole cockpit is pretty spectacular. The blemish-free canopy was extremely clear. The wing roundels cracked as I worked them over some bumps and sharp surfaces. Can’t wait to see this one progress too. If you are concerned about a delivery, please contact the publisher of your subscription directly.

I did drill out the lightening holes in the cockpit frames before assembly but this is not really that necessary as a dark wash will highlight them just as well. Back to the Review Index Page. Tamiya pulled out all the stops on this kit, with engineering, detail, and innovative design setting a new standard in large-scale aircraft kits.

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Very nice ro and will look fab with all the additions. Well I thought I’d make a start on my Spitfire as I’m letting my Dakota sit 322 night to let the decal softening solutions dry thoroughly Your chosen biuld will automatically renew unless auto-renew is cancelled in your subscription area 24 hours before the end of the current subscription.


Go for it Kev https: Sign in Already have an account? Nice one, looks a lovely kit The end display sounds interesting too, look forward to it.

Rating Please rate the product between 1 star and 5 stars. The Tamiya kit IS the best kit and with all the upgrades you have, it has been elevated to Rolls Royce status!! Prefer to send a gift voucher?

Tamiya 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX

We’re celebrating 35 years! Dave Coward January A great kit and content, can’t wait to see it come together Admin https: And here it is after a couple of hours work this afternoon it’s only placed into the engine bearer just to make sure everything was put together properly.

Just a couple of pictures to show that I am still plugging all be it very slowly away at my Spitfire. Our reference library is ever expanding week by week so this library is only set to grow exponentially.

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IXc, by Tom Cleaver

Special Issues View More. 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.

I am sure there will be a veritable plethora of decals for this model in coming months. I used Builv paints throughout.

By the Spring ofthe Spitfire IX had given the RAF back equality of equipment vis-a-vis the two elite Luftwaffe Geschwadern on the Channel Front, while increasing numbers eventually provided air superiority. Work in Progress – Aircraft. There is more detail to add yet including some additional wiring and pipes that I will be scratch-building.

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