Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk. IIa

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Greetings from Poland. Here is my Spitfire Mk. IIa, RF-W serial P8038, from No. 303 (Polish) Squadron. This aircraft was flown by pilots Kolaczkowski ...

Greetings from Poland. Here is my Spitfire Mk. IIa, RF-W serial P8038, from No. 303 (Polish) Squadron. This aircraft was flown by pilots Kolaczkowski and Urbanowicz.

The kit has already been shown on this site before – a well-known Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk I/II.

The code letters and serial numbers were painted using masks, which I kindly received from my friend Radek – who is also an author of this amazing drawing (shown in the Art & Memorabilia section) that he has made for me.

The lower wing roundels were also painted with masks, but these were the stock ones produced by Montex.

I hope to be adding another Spitfire – a Mk. VIII – to this gallery soon.

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By Sean Mc Nulty  |  2011-07-20 at 22:35  |  permalink

Hi Aleksander, Love the model , it looks great ..did you know that this very machine P8038 was passed from 303 squadron to 452 squadron and became the first plane to bear the green shamrock of Brendan “Paddy Finucane. The shamrock was placed were the Kościuszko shield was on the port side. I am a great admirer of 303 and also a big admirer of Irish Legend Finucane, 32 kills and RAF’s youngest Wing Commander. All this achieved before his tragic death at the very young age of 21..Amazing ..respect to 303 and respect to Finucane.
Greatings from Dublin.
Sean.

By Dan  |  2011-10-23 at 04:44  |  permalink

Sean,

I’ve been searching for info on any of Finucane’s Mk.IIs. Do you have any further details or photos on this or other Mk.ii’s flown by him?

By Aleksander  |  2011-09-23 at 19:05  |  permalink

Thank you Sean.
Sorry to answer so late, but I didn’t visit this place for a long time. I knew the story about passing the aircraft to 452 Sqn., but didin’t know about Finucane and his score. Thank you for the message.
And all the respects to Finacane of course! Maybe I will make next P8038 with shamrock!
Aleksander

By rachel finucane  |  2014-09-25 at 04:07  |  permalink

hi, im new to the kit industry and would really love to ow my own model of paddys spitfire to pass on for generations!! but not sure what the actual model is? and, do i have to paint/decal it myself, or can i buy it already done? im slowly finding out how famous and admired he was and just reading these comments makes me proud his memory is still flying high 🙂 🙂

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