17 years ago
24 in the near future? What about the Seafire 47? Has that gone for good or
is it likely to be reintroduced?
I've recently had a Bf109G frenzy, which has given way to a Spitfire frenzy.
I'm currently quite fascinated by the Griffon engined Spits and I have plans
to build a selection. I have built the Academy Mk XIV and although it is a
nice kit, to my eyes it doesn't look quite right, with the fuselage being
Here is where I might cause a bit of controvery! I have recently built
another Mk XIV by grafting the nose and tail from an Aeroclub conversion
fuselage onto a Hasegawa Mk VIII. That looks a *lot* better than the Academy
kit even with the mistake in the length of the Hasegawa fuselage. I have
noted that the Aeroclub fuselages are around the same price as a complete
Airfix Spit 24 kit, but they need a lot of work to bring them up to the
detail standard of the Airfix kit. So, for my next trick (don't try this at
home, kids) I intend to put an Airfix fuselage onto Hasegawa wings, hack the
tail around a bit and - hey presto - produce a Mk XVIII. Comments, anyone?
So... as I intend to build a number of Griffon engined variants in this
manner over the next year or so, would it be worth my while stocking up on
the Airfix kits or are they likely to stay available so that I can buy them
on a case by case basis?