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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc

by Mick Evans

 

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc
Wing Commander James Edgar (Johnnie) Johnson

images by Brett Green


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Spitfire IX is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc finished in the markings of Wing Commander James Edgar (Johnnie) Johnson; CO of the RAF's Canadian 144 Wing. The aircraft is depicted sometime just after D-Day, 6 June 1944.

 

 

Mick built the model with only a few improvements and modifications. The spinner and propellers are from Ultracast (appropriately from Canada). The shape and detail of these parts are noticeably better than the kit equivalents. The resin seat, with its cast-on harness, is also from Ultracast. Other than these changes, the kit was built straight from the box.

Aeromaster decals were used for the markings.

 

 

The title image is a composite of a photo of the model, masked and cur from its background, merged with a photo of airfield buildings taken at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in late 2003. All photography and composite images are by Brett Green.
 

 

Additional Images

 

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Late Marque Spitfire Aces 194245
Aircraft of the Aces 5
Author: Alfred Price
Illustrator: Chris Davey
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 December 25, 2001
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1855325756
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Model by Mick Evans
Images & Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 June, 2004
Last Updated 25 June, 2004

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