Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXc
By Tom Probert
The latest off the bench is Revell's new 1/32nd Spitfire Mk IXc, which as I'm sure you know follows their release from a few years back of a Spitfire Mk II and thus the breakdown of the kits is almost identical.
This was a very pleasurable build and it went together relatively trouble free; the only filling needed was as the wing root fairings where the moulding was slightly short - I've seen this on many other builds and know it wasn't just my kit which has this issue. The simple solution is to add a small plastic card shim to each fairing and smooth it in with Milliput and a wet finger, and the problem is solved in under 10 minutes.
At £25 I thought it fantastic value for money and will definitely be purchasing a few more.
Decals for this one came from Xtradecal as the code-letters were off colour-wise on the Revell sheet. Paints were from the Xtracolour enamel range and it was finished with a coat of Humbrol Matt varnish.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc, 132 Squadron, RAF Detling, November 1943
© Tom Probert 2017
This article was published on Friday, September 15 2017; Last modified on Friday, September 15 2017