Spitfire Mk XIVc the Supermarine Way

This conversion is done in the same manner as Supermarine built the first batch of Spitfire Mk XIV’s.  The basis for this conversion is the Eduard Spitfire Mk VIII with the necessary added parts from the Airfix Spitfire FR Mk XIV.  At this time, and perhaps for the foreseeable future, I think this combination will yield the best Spitfire Mk XIV.  The bulk of the model maintains the superior surface detail and cockpit from the Eduard kit.  Because of the limited addition of Airfix parts, it is relatively easy to restore a consistent overall higher level of surface detail over what is found in the current crop of typical Airfix kits.

Apoxie Clay

This video uses the construction of the Airfix Spitfire MK XIV to demonstrate the use of Apoxie Clay in fixing more of the kit issues.

to be continued

I will be doing a combined video with a number of odds and ends as I work through finishing up both these conversions.

Airfix Spitfire Mk XIV Aileron fix
Airfix Spitfire Mk XIV Radiator

Airfix UK     https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/aircraft.html

Airfix US     https://www.airfix.com/us-en/

Hannants Hobbies     https://www.hannants.co.uk/

Sprue Brothers Hobbies     http://spruebrothers.com/

Britmodeller     http://www.britmodeller.com/

Hyperscale     http://www.hyperscale.com/

Spitfire Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire

Spitfire Society     http://www.spitfiresociety.org/

Contour Gauge     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPQq3KHVC1A

Fabrication 101     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m59nPHHLX7U

Acrylic Resin     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4URAxj6oz0

Facts on File     http://paulbudzik.com/tools-techniques/Files/files.html