1/48 Spitfire Mk. VC – With a Great Deal of Detail

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1/48 Spitfire Mk. VC

With a Great Deal of Detail

Greeting to all from Greece. This is my detailed 1/48 model of a Spitfire Mk. VC displayed in Greek Air Force colours. I used ...

Greeting to all from Greece. This is my detailed 1/48 model of a Spitfire Mk. VC displayed in Greek Air Force colours.

I used the standard Tamiya Mk. Vb kit as a basis for my model, convering the wing to “C” configuration and using detail sets from Kendall, Moskit, Ultracast, Part, True Details.

I used the next detail sets:

  • Engine set (Kendall)
  • Exhausts (Moskit)
  • Guns,control surfaces (Ultracast)
  • Armament Type C (CMK)
  • Wheels (True Details)
  • Canopy (Falcon)
  • Colors from Xtracrylix (bad quality,i’ll never use them again!!)
  • National markings (Montex and some homemade decals)
  • Interior of Vokes filter was scratchbuilt
  • Flaps (Part)

This particular aircraft was first used by Greek Squadrons in Midle East and Italy during WW2 under British command. Typically to other Spitfires of these units, it was passed to Greek Air Force on 25 April 1946 and used in early stages of Greek Civil War, before being replaced by Mk. IX and XVI.

The colors are the typical of European scheme,Dark Green,Ocean Grey,Medium Sea Grey.

3 Comments

By ferret_64  |  2010-07-20 at 15:27  |  permalink

Incredibly well detailed, a true work of love. The weathering adds even more realism.
How long did it take you to build this little beauty?

Regards, Martin

By Elias  |  2010-07-21 at 11:55  |  permalink

Thanks Martin!
It took me about 6 months to finish it.
Spitfire is a beautiful theme and Tamiya kit is the best basis to do more versions,such as Ix and XVI.
Regards
Elias

By ferret_64  |  2010-07-22 at 07:17  |  permalink

Yepp, the Spitfire is amongst the most beautiful aircraft ever built, together with some pre-war racers like the Percival Mew Gull, the DeHavilland DH.88, the Lockheed Vega and a very few more.

When I look at this particular model, I think I should do some plastic models: I am completely into cardboard modelling.

Greetings, Martin

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