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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I used Xtracrylix throughout. Tamiya pulled out all the stops on this kit, with engineering, detail, and innovative design setting a new spitfirf in large-scale aircraft kits.

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

To read the magazine, you will need As well as online, all magazines can be read on the pocketmags newsstand apps here: The pilot figure is very detailed indeed, and will make a fantastic display along with the Spit. Back to the Review Index Page.

There is more detail to add yet including some additional wiring and pipes that I will be scratch-building. Just a couple of pictures to show that I am still plugging all be it very slowly away at my Spitfire.

You can read here on the website or download the tamiyaa for your platform, just remember to login with your Pocketmags username and password. My primary reference was The Super-marine Spitfire, Part 1: COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: Dave Coward January Go for it Kev https: Clear parts and decals make for a convincing instrument panel.

Shipping Information Shipping is included in the price for all subscriptions, single issues, bookazines and merchandise products on Pocketmags. The engine as supplied is just a bunch of plastic that has the shape of an buiild. The Tamiya kit IS the best kit and with all the upgrades you have, it has been elevated to Rolls Royce status!! Review Your review is important to us as well as other users. Thanks very much for the comments Spencer and Mark, very kind of you and much appreciated.


These are all problems that have kept more than one Spitfire builder from winning awards at IPMS contests where the first tamiyx judges do is separate the misaligned and badly-assembled models – no matter how nicely painted or decaled – from those models that will actually compete in a category.

The photo is so famous it has likely been re-published in every book ever done about the Spitfire. The tires are molded in black vinyl. Next up a couple of pictures of the fuselage sides tapped together. Ensuring you have the latest books ready to mj at the touch of a button.

View our Privacy Policy. I intend to take the already excellent level of detail up another notch by adding some aftermarket resin and etch, which you can see in the photos below.

Not only that, but the magnets should be at least doubled – one fore, one aft on each part, with corresponding magnets in the engine – to make this whole thing more than an exercise in silliness. Hopefully I’ll make a start on it next week. That looks absolutely gorgeous. FF-Y is an airplane that is well known for having been one of four Spitfire IXs photographed in formation over London by the father of aviation-photography-as-art, the incredible Charles Brown, in December One spitfjre that I did have some initial concern for were the seat belts.

Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IXc, by Tom Cleaver

Please rate the product between 1 star and 5 stars. You cannot edit your posts in this forum. The IP will be made up from elements of the products available from Airscale. Work in Progress – Aircraft. Tamiya has molded the cowling parts as thinly as possible. These three kits are simply superb in terms of detail, engineering innovation, fit and presentation. Shep Paine’s Armor Modelers Guide. I have been concentrating on the cockpit for the past couple of weeks and although I have made some progress there is still a long way to go.


Test-fit often, as the main engine components will affect the attachment of the cowling panels later on. Much hw 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.

PS I know what you mean about slow progress on the cockpit, I’ve also spent a couple of spitrire on the Mk V and am just getting to the stage of putting it all together.

Hello all, I am building a tribute to Wing Commander J. Great Scale Modeling Cockpit I started with the cockpit as per the instructions. Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Reviewer: Digital subscriptions are available across all devices and include spitfir regular issues released during your subscription. Special Issues View More.

By the Spring ofthe Spitfire IX had given the RAF back equality of equipment vis-a-vis the two elite Luftwaffe Geschwadern on the Channel Front, while increasing numbers eventually provided air superiority. Single Issue – How to Build the Tamiya 1: Alternatively, you can contact us and we will provide you with the details for the publisher.

The cockpit is exquisite. Luckily they are provided in the Eduard etch set.