1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII 79 Sqdn RAAF - Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks GB

Discussion in '#14 Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks' started by ozhawk40, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. ozhawk40

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    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Hasgawa
    Model Type: Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII A58-526 ex MT552
    Details: Assigned to RAAF 79 Squadron and coded UP-L and UP-R, but also known as "AVA grog"
    Aircraft Assignment: TBD
    Accessories: Masks
    Decals: Aeromaster Aussie Spitfires Part 3 48-779 or Kagero​



    I've always wanted to do an Aussie Spitfire, and I just don't want to miss out doing one for this GB, so time allowing, I'm going to have a crack at this one. I have two versions of the markings in both Aeromaster and Kagero flavours, so I'll mix n match to get the best overall.

    The name is a clever adaption. "AVA Grog" The AVA part stands for Australian Victory Aircraft and was the 3rd donated Spitfire. The Grog part, well you can probably guess what the Aussies were into at the time....

    I'm going to enjoy this one, and should be easy to do concurrently with the 22.
     

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    The next nice choice... :cool:
     
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    Wow Peter! Way to jump in with both feet! This should be cool to watch.
     
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    Looking forward to this. Will be interesting to see how this kit compares to the ICM one.
     
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    good stuff Peter
     
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    Nice one Peter.
     
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    Nice one Pete, it's nice to see something from this end of the world.
     
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    This should be a nice one. Love the nose art.
     
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    Sweet nose art! Aren't the Aussies into grog any longer?
    Perhaps I have been mislead.
     
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    Great stuff Peter!
    Had considered doing the ICM kit as UP-F 'Hava-Go-Jo' myself, so glad atleast one bird from the squadron will be done.
     
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    Good on ya mate! :thumbright:
     
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    Interesting choice with the nose art. Looking forward to your progress.

    Gerry
     
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    Going to have to keep an eye on this build, Peter.... Good choice...

    Charles
     
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