1/48 Tamiya Spitfire XII

Gallery Article by Jim Jennings

 

Spitfire Vb converted to a Spitfire Mk XII with Paragon set
This MK. XII was built using the Tamiya Vb and the Paragon conversion.
I decided to build MB794 because it was one of the few MK XII with the fixed tail wheel and the retract tail wheel in my conversion set was broken.

 

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The interior was done basically OOB except for an Ultracast Seat. (Highly recommended by the way) The elevators were cut and repositioned and the IFF antenna and housing were added to the rear of the fuselage.

The model was painted using MM enamel paints except for the spinner and Sky band, which were painted using Polly S. The markings came from various Aeromaster decal sheets.

Jim Jennings

      

Photos and text by Jim Jennings