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A Superfluity of Spitfires, Seafires, Spitefuls and Seafangs
« on: December 19, 2021, 05:44:43 AM »
It is time I come out of the closet.

NOT that closet! The modeling closet!

I few weeks ago I got my flu shot. But I think there some "extra" goodies in it as my modelling mojo has returned. Therefore I am calling it my MMMU shot (Modeling Mojo Midlife Upgrade). I am trying to reverse engineer it incase I need a booster shot.

So what what MMMU shot has allowed me to do is get back to building and actually finish a kit or two. Some of these kits will be part of the 100 Anniversary RAAF GB. (And that is also why Greg has kindly extended the GB to 100 days. RAAF decals are not that popular in Canada for some strange reason.)

Here we have a skein of Spitfires, Seafires, Spitefuls and Seafangs. Fighters are on the left. Photo Reconnaissance on the right. Kits are from Academy, Airfix, AZ Models, Fujimi, Hasegawa, KP, Special Hobby, Sword and Xtrakit. Each brand has it own good and bad points.  I am also going to try out the Hakata Blue Line of paints. I have heard good things about it.

And some of the Eduard, KP, Sword and Special Hobby kits come with gobs of extra goodies such as fuselages, wings, rudders etc. There will be enough bits left over to Frankenstein together a few extra air frames.

There will be quite a few new versions of each aircraft once the paint is on and the decals have dried.

I'm still working on the taxonomy so once I finally finalize it, I will share model details (and many MK.XVIII builds) on each build. And yes, there already has been some amputation's and reattachments.


Spitfire-Factory-Dec-2021-01
by Big Gimper, on Flickr


Spitfire-Factory-Dec-2021-02
by Big Gimper, on Flickr


Spitfire-Factory-Dec-2021-03
by Big Gimper, on Flickr



« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 06:29:17 AM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: A Superfluity of Spitfires, Seafires, Spitefuls and Seafangs
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2021, 06:18:15 AM »
so much goodness in a single photo.


Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Superfluity of Spitfires, Seafires, Spitefuls and Seafangs
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2021, 06:58:40 AM »
me likey ----  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Offline ScranJ51

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Re: A Superfluity of Spitfires, Seafires, Spitefuls and Seafangs
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2021, 07:00:12 AM »
Here is (part of) my crowd.

IMG_6337 by David Freeman, on Flickr

IMG_6339 by David Freeman, on Flickr

At the time 19 - now totals 27 

Historical Builds Spitfires (27)
Spitfire 1A              AZ-H   RAF 234 SQN Middle Wallop 1940
Spitfire 5A              D-B   Douglas Bader
Spitfire Mk VB           RS-T   Robert Standford Tuck 92 Squadron RAF
Spitfire 5B Floatplane   W3760   Prototype
Spitfire 5C                   UP-T   RAAF 79 SQN Oct 1944
Spitfire Mk VI           NN-F   310 SQN RAF
Spitfire Mk VII           NX-B   RAF 131 Squadron - Colerne
Spitfire 8                   DLV A58-354
Spitfire 9                   JE-J   Johnnie Johnson CO Kenley Wing
Spitfire Mk IXe           RS-B   Theoretical RAF
Spitfire T9                   H99 Twin seat Dutch air force
Spitfire Mk 12           EB-B   91 Squadron RAF
Spitfire 14                   DW-D   610 Squadron RAF
Seafire Mk 15           11-6 PR474   British Pacific Fleet
Spitfire 16                   F-JWL   
Seafire Mk 17           LP-103-SX194   781 Squadron FAA
Spitfire Mk XVIII   Y TP377   28 Squadron RAF
Spitfire PRXIX           PS888   81 Squadron RAF
Spitfire Mk 21           EB-V LA 226   41SQN RAF British Occupation Force Germany 1945
Spitfire Mk 22           Q - PK443   603 (city of Edinburgh) Squadron RAF
Spitfire Mk 24           VN492   80 Squadron RAF Far East Air Force
Seafire F45           LP 583   
Seafire Mk 46           W2-2   Theoretical in colours of 80SQN, RAF Far East Air Force
Seafire Mk 47           178-BR-VP461   800 Squadron FAA (BR is an incorrect coding)
Seafire FR 47            LA 267 CF   Theoretical markings Royal Navy
Spitfire MK XX            YQ-E   (Spare parts from other kits)
Spitfire MK XX (2)    LA-L   Spare Parts from other kits

Note a number of theoretical markings on some types.  The last two - MK XX are as stated, made up of Spitfire kits spare parts.


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Re: A Superfluity of Spitfires, Seafires, Spitefuls and Seafangs
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2021, 07:03:47 AM »
This is a very nice collection David.

Theoretical markings are sometimes the best.   ;D
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: A Superfluity of Spitfires, Seafires, Spitefuls and Seafangs
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2021, 08:09:39 AM »
so much goodness in a single photo.
^^This! What a fantastic array of projects! I'm especially excited to follow the Spiteful and Seafang projects.

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Nice...
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2021, 01:35:01 PM »
...My building fetish was the Aeronautica Macchi C.202 starting with the 1963 FROG 1/72nd scale kit in 1964, dozens built from number of makers, wanted to build the inaccurate old 1962 Revell MkII Spit one last time, didn't get around doing so.