Backdating Tamiya Spitfire Mk. V to Mk. Ib

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This is my 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1b finished with the markings of No. 92 Squadron during the summer of 1941. The base model was 1/48 ...

This is my 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1b finished with the markings of No. 92 Squadron during the summer of 1941. The base model was 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk Vb, which I backdated to Mk. Ib configuration.

The cockpit was modified with the following parts:

  • Eduard PE instrument panel
  • Eduard PE RAF seat belts.
  • Ultracast Spitfire resin seat # 48149
  • Cutting Edge GM2 gunsight # 48157

The additional replacements parts to convert the model from Mk. Vb to Mk. Ib were:

  • Ultracast #48112 de Havilland 3-blade propeller and spinner
  • Ultracast #61032 Spitfire Mk. I exhaust
  • The elevators from Ultracast # 61032 Spitfire Mk. I Control surfaces set.

The painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics. Upper surfaces were painted to match RAF Dark Green / Dark Earth and the underside to the RAF Sky. The decals are from Aeromaster (# 48682 )

Happy Modelling from Istanbul, Turkey!

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3 Comments

By Peter Lloyd  |  2011-09-04 at 09:41  |  permalink

You’ve done my grandfather (Allan wright) proud, this is his plane. You even added the ‘S’ on the underside of the nose.
I am a keen model maker and appreciate the extrodinary detail that has gone into this Spit. If you ever consider selling this plane, please get in contact.

By TOLGA ULGUR  |  2011-09-07 at 19:28  |  permalink

Hi,
To learn that this is your grandfather s plane is very interesting information.
Unfortunately I do not sell my models. These are just for my collection.
Thank you very much for your interest.
Regards

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