Hasegawa 1/32 Spitfire Ia

By Tolga Ulgur

This is a 1/32 Spitfire Mk.1a with the markings of “FZ-L K9906” of No. 65 Squadron, based at RAF Hornchurch, April 1939.

Firstly, I have to thank Mr Alistair McLean from Aerocraft models for the critical help on the unarmored early style windscreen. He has produced a customized clear resin windscreen for this project.

I have used a lot of after market goodies in this project.

Raised fuselage panel lines were changed to engraved lines by rescribing.

I have used the Barracudacast cockpit improvement set, a Yahu instrument panel and a Quickboost seat for cockpit enhancement. Armor plate on the headrest is deleted due to its service period.

The late style oil cooler was deleted and EagleParts corrected Mk I oil cooler installed.

Horizontal tailplanes are from Master Details.

I have used, as usual, Archer Fine Transfer resin fasteners on the engine cowling.

Other enhancements are as follows:

Paints : Gunze Sangyo acrylics and Alclad metalizers.

You can read the full build story by visiting my build thread in the Work in Progress forum.

Happy Modelling!

© Tolga Ulgur 2021

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This article was published on Wednesday, March 24 2021; Last modified on Thursday, March 25 2021