**** DONE: 1/48 Spitfire MkIX - Mediterranean Theater of Operations

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  1. Wildcat

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    #1 Wildcat, Jan 5, 2015
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    User Name: Wildcat
    Name : Andy
    Category : Intermediate
    Kit : Airfix
    Scale : 1/48
    Accessories : Red Roo decals only

    For this group build I will be building Spitfire MkIX MA466 of 451 sqn RAAF based at Poretta, Corsica. This aircraft was painted in the high altitude intercept scheme of medium sea grey over PRU blue with B type roundels.
     
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    I with be building this OOB and will be doing basics only (no seatbelts, canopy closed etc) as I want a fairly quick build with this one. I'll be using the Red Roo 451 sqn decal sheet and hopefully have a relatively straight forward build!
     

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    Nice one Andy
     
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    Good on you Andy and a nice link from tother Andy.
     
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    Thanks guys. I have seen those pics Andy, in fact they're the only ones I've found so far.
    Some progress on the cockpit..
     

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    Looking good although these images are a little bit blurry.
     
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    Sorry mate, bad lighting.
     
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    Very nice choose Andy
     
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    I like that all-gray scheme!
     
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    #11 rochie, Jan 6, 2015
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    Be interested to see if the extra parts in my Vc kit are from this one Andy
     
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    Looking good Andy, interesting scheme.
     
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    Thanks guys.
    Pretty sure they're the same kit Karl, mine also contains an arrester hook for a seafire etc.
     
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    Yup sounds the same, hope the dedicated MkIX fuselage fits better than the MkV one in my kit, good luck with it mate !
     
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    Looks good so far Andy!
     
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    Nice choice Andy. I too like the color scheme.

    Geo
     
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    Thanks guys. Attached the wingtips tonight and as you can see the fit is bad. Last pic shows the gap filled with putty.
     

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    Moving right along I've attached the fuselage halves and completed the prop and spinner. Undercarriage legs and wheels are painted. Sitting the fuselage on top of the wings shows there will be gaps.
     

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