1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Vb Trop

by Cyril Worley



Another fine kit by TAMIYA, the Spitfire Vb is a delight to build. The one I have included depicts a tropical version of the Vb, fitted with a Vokes filter, which carries the markings of 229 Squadron. EP691 X-A which was operational from Qrendi Malta back in 1942.

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As with most TAMIYA kits construction is very straight forward. The only alterations made, were to the tail end, with the elevator and rudder in a more life like position. Extra wiring and tubing were added to the cockpit tub. This aircraft is fitted with a Mosquito propeller and a short spinner. Finally the belts were made from masking tape with buckles made of fine wire.

The model was finished using TESTORS and HUMBROL paints, and marked with dry prints.


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Photos and text by Cyril Worley