Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX- 322 Sqn R.Netherlands East Indies AF

By Tony O'Toole

This is my second Revell Spitfire Mk IX kit in this scale. Unlike the first, this one was built basically from the box as a Mk IX, but in the markings of the Dutch 322 Sqn based in the Netherlands East Indies during 1949, wearing the distinctive Jungle Green and Light Blue scheme adopted by this unit during the Indonesian War of Independence, using decals from Flevo. Since seeing the Spitfire preserved at the Aviodome at Schipol in the '80s (now seen at Duxford) I`ve always fancied building a Spitfire in this scheme.

My build thread with reference photos of the real thing is in the forums.

© Tony O'Toole 2017

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This article was published on Wednesday, May 31 2017; Last modified on Wednesday, May 31 2017