Douglas skipper Posted October 20, 2009 Share Posted October 20, 2009 Hi all, I recently did a photobuild on Britmodeller here in the UK, using the Pegasus Hobbies 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1a. the reson I did the build is that I spent a lot of time trawing the internet to find build reports of the kit and the outcome was just a single article, which was not that in-depth so I thought I would do one myself. I won't bore you all by reposting the whole build, instead I will just show some photo's of the finished kit with notes about the build. Firstly can I just point out that this kit will definately not be on the shopping list of most average modellers, it is firmly aimed at the beginner or younger modeller who wished to quickly build a Spitfire to add to there collection until such time as they have gained enough experience to replace it with either the Airfix or Tamiya 1/48 scale offerings. With that said the kit itself is not that bad it's just chunky and basic as you would from a snap-together type kit. When finished it looks like a Spitfire which is all you can hope for, for around Â£7.00 ($5.00??) I would say if you are a rivet counter or a purist then this article will not be for you so thanks for reading this far and goodbye! Anyway enough of the words, here's some pictures. The first three show the aircraft finished but with no weathering. As I said the kit is very basic and I built it straight out of the box, strangly the kit has no radio mast so I had to borrow one from my spares box. the other real problem area are the underwing radiator housings as there are no blamking plates or inserts so they are see-though. I simply cut and painted some plastic card to prevent this. I fully intended this build to just be basic, by adding the bare minimum and using a simple paint job, but I decided to just add some weathering to finish it all off after I had finished the main paint job, hence the following photo's! Anyway hope you now have a better knowledge of the kit. All I can add is that it's great fun to build, all the parts fit very well and only a smidge of filler is required to finish the kit and despite it being a Snap-together kit a little bit of glue was used just to secure the wing to fusleage joints and the undercarriage. Anyway thanks for looking. Doug. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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