Monday, December 27, 2010

Spitfire 9

Here are some images of Dave Porter's Spitfire 9 and here in his own words is his description.

This is a 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire 9 converted to a photo recon variant that served with the USAAF in Europe. One of these highly modified Spits was bounced by a gaggle of P-51 Mustangs over Zuider Dee Belgium. The Mustang pilots were thinking the Spit was actually a BF-109. As the Mustangs got into range, the Spitfire pilot hit the throttle, pulled up the nose and then rocketed away. Back at their base the P-51 guys reported an encounter with phenomenal, new BF-109 model that was probably using a special fuel blend. This is a quite a testament to PR Spitfire’s performance.

To the kit I added an aftermarket chin cowl, gun covers, and camera lenses from Quickboost. The interior is detailed and a resin seat has been added. The paint is “azure blue” by Warbird Colors.

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