The kit I am using is Tamiya’s fabulous Supermarine Spitfire which is recognised everywhere as the best detailed and most. 9/12/ This is my next build. As you can see I’ve assembled some aftermarket bits produced by Roy Sutherland (BarracudaCals and. Single Issue – How to Build the Tamiya Spitfire 3rd Edition model company Tamiya has released Spitfire , and kits in scale.

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So, there we have it, this is my entry. Looks like I had better up my game!!

BarracudaCals BarracudaCals Much has already been said and written about the quality of this kit and my initial impressions upon opening up the box back up all these observations. The next time I build one of these, I will assemble the internal structure – sans engine – and glue the panels at the outset.

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Posted August 28 edited. The Merlin engine is a stand-alone gem! Those who bought the very nice PCM kit do not have to throw them away now that this kit is available, in order to have a very nice Spitfire IX kit on the shelf in the collection. This is the second build of this kit for the magazine. XVIe kits in 1: And you can’t get a better start than a Merlin!!


The Bild kit IS the best kit and with all the upgrades you have, it has been elevated to Rolls Royce status!! Nice one, looks a lovely kit The end display sounds interesting too, look forward to it. Please introduce your review here. The next update will show all of that and the engine will be painted and weathered. Builld so the build will be as per option. I am sure there will be a veritable plethora of decals for this model in coming months.

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Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc 1:32 – build review Dave Coward

Thank you so much for posting this build and I very much look forward to your build. I’m going to add a extra detail to the engine as Tamiya have left some rather prominent bits off but out of the box it sure looks good! The round metallic object is a small magnet which is fitted inside the intercooler during assembly and will be part of the system yamiya holding the engine covers in place when the model is finished but also allows easy removal of them if desired?

Click here for our full range. Sign up for a new account in our community. Wow, looking forward to this. The Supermarine Spitfire Mk. The cockpit is exquisite.


Single Issue – How to Build the Tamiya 1: Mk IX in detail. View our Privacy Policy. The wing roundels cracked as I worked them over some bumps 332 sharp surfaces. Cockpit I started with the cockpit as per the instructions.

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Dave Coward January Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes. Final assembly included attaching the wheels to the landing gear, attaching the prop, unmasking the canopy and attaching the sliding portion in the open position, and attaching the side flap in the open position. Kev ModelMania attached the following image s:. I used Xtracrylix paints throughout. Great Scale Modeling Sign in Already have an account?

I started with the cockpit as per the instructions.

Work in Progress – Aircraft. I personally think if one is going to display an engine – be it in a car or an airplane – you need to display an engine. Decals are wpitfire for two RAF and one French aircraft.