Malta Spitfire Mk. V

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Here is my Spitfire Mk. Vb model, depicting BP955 J-1, an aircraft flown by Dennis Barnham, Luqa, Malta, April 1942. The base is made ...

Here is my Spitfire Mk. Vb model, depicting BP955 J-1, an aircraft flown by Dennis Barnham, Luqa, Malta, April 1942.

The base is made from actual Takali airfield earth that I brought back from holiday in Malta. I wanted to make a kind of makeshift landing/maintenence area but not sure if it worked.

The model is built from Tamiya 1/48 kit with lots of extra bits.

 

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3 Comments

By Barry  |  2011-10-19 at 20:23  |  permalink

Very effective diohrama.for the topic. A lovely model.

By jon  |  2011-10-20 at 06:57  |  permalink

excellent dio, like the use of the real airfield, its something i do and adds a real nostalgic aurora to the peice

By Paul R  |  2014-09-15 at 11:42  |  permalink

Really nice diorama. I’m half way through reading Dennis Barnham’s book. It’s gripping stuff. I also visited Matla and Takali – didn’t think to bring any dirt back !!. That is a really nice added feature.
I hope I can also do justice to this subject.

Great stuff !!

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