Airfix 1/24 Spitfire IX
By Craig Harris
Here we have what is now the BBFM's MK356 Spitfire LF Mk.IXe as she hopefully would have looked the day before D-Day. LF meant she had the Merlin 66 fitted and was used as a ground attack plane. She was attached to the RCAF Squadron 443.
Build wise, it's a superb plane. The fit is stupendous, if a little TOO tight in places. For £95 the level of detail is superb.
I've modified her to an E wing although I'm sure Airfix will bring out an E wing variant in time for Christmas. The E wing conversion kit is from Aerocraft.
Lots of extra pipes, spark plugs, etc, were added to the engine which is a bit bare.
Peter at Airscale as ever provided the cockpit detail.
Sven at 1ManArmy was superb in helping me get a mask for her serial number and his masks for the kit in general are without equal in my opinion.
Thanks for looking and blue skies to all.
© Craig Harris 2023
This article was published on Friday, October 27 2023; Last modified on Saturday, October 28 2023