Fujimi Spitfire LF Mk. XIV in 1/72 Scale

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During the 1990s, Fujimi of Japan produced an entire variety of 1/72 Griffon Spitfire kits in different boxings. Since all variations of Mk. XIV ...

During the 1990s, Fujimi of Japan produced an entire variety of 1/72 Griffon Spitfire kits in different boxings. Since all variations of Mk. XIV and Mk. XIX have been crammed into one set of moulds, the modeller is left with some tricky fitting of loose spines (depending on high- or low-spine versions) and drilling of camera windows. Other disadvantages were a very sparse cockpit and thick canopies.

I built my Spitfire LF Mk. XIV in 1995 using Cooper Details interior set and kit decals for the markings of No. 2 Squadron based in Germany during 1946. I painted my model with Gunze acrylics.

Even with the shortcomings described above, the Fujimi kits are the easiest way to add an accurate Griffon Spitfire to your 1/72 collection. For some reason these kits are hard to find today and are re-released only occasionally.

2 Comments

By David Hansen  |  2010-10-24 at 18:49  |  permalink

Nice looking build, Magnus.
I too have a clipped-wing MK XIV built from the Fujimi kit. Almost finished but need to cut out the vac canopy to finish the job.

Fiddly, isn’t it?

Kind regards,

david

By Magnus  |  2010-10-27 at 13:08  |  permalink

Thanks David! I avoid vacform canopies whenever possible but this one really needs one.
Regards
Magnus

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