1/48 Spitfire MK.VB Tropical 61035

1/48 Spitfire MK.VB Tropical 61035

Brand: Bill and Walt's

This is a Plastic 1/48 WWII Supermarine Spitfire Vb Airplane from Tamiya.The Supermarine Spitfire Vb was introduced into service in 1941 and represented the first of many major upgrades to maintain the fighter's ascendency over its adversaries, which, in this time frame, was primarily the Messerschmitt Bf109. This Tami ...Read more

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Description

This is a Plastic 1/48 WWII Supermarine Spitfire Vb Airplane from Tamiya.

The Supermarine Spitfire Vb was introduced into service in 1941 and represented the first of many major upgrades to maintain the fighter's ascendency over its adversaries, which, in this time frame, was primarily the Messerschmitt Bf109. This Tamiya kit of the Spitfire Vb depicts an aircraft equipped for service in North Africa and includes both types of special air filters used to keep sand out of the Merlin engine in the harsh desert environment.
High quality water activated decals are included for three aircraft.

FEATURES: Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display.
Approx 50 parts in tan and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
Accurately captures features of Mk Vb: spinner, armament, exhaust stubs.
Multi-part canopy may be posed open or closed.
Wheels have separate hubs; both solid and open style hubs included.
Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control stick and rudder pedals, bulkheads, and sculpted pilot figure.
Includes Vokes and Aboukir tropical air filters.

MARKING OPTIONS:  Decals are printed on 2 sheets - one sheet contains national markings and stencils, other sheet has code letters and white backgrounds for national markings.
1: Serial No. BR487, AN o V, No. 417 Squadron, RAF.
Top: Mid Stone/Dk Earth camo stripes; Bottom: Azure Blue; Spinner: Red.
2: Serial No. EP689, UF o X, No. 601 Squadron, RAF.
Same color scheme as 1.
3: Serial No. EP689, UF o F, No. 601 Squadron, RAF.
Same color scheme as 1.
Additional Paints Required: Colors are all flat except where indicated:
British Interior Grey Green, Black, Silver, Yellow, Field Blue, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Flesh, Green, Brown, and Metallic Blue.

REQUIRES: Assembly
Hobby Knife
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Brushes
Sandpaper
Liquid Plastic Cement
White Glue
CA or Tube Type (thick) Plastic Cement
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories

SPECS: Scale: 1/48
Wingspan: 9-1/4"
Fuselage Length: 7-1/2"

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