#639 Spitfire Mk.XIV
Building the beautiful candy red G-Fire Spitfire Mk.XIV from Airfix in 1:48 scale. No electronics in this one.
Who can resist a bit of candy? Obviously not me, as the bright red G-Fire scheme sold me on this kit. Not doing anything special with it - just a clean out-of-the-box build that I’ve had running in the background for a while.
The Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV comes with a couple of striking civilian schemes. The kit goes together beautifully and is reasonably well detailed. I think the tool is from 2019, while these schemes are in the 2020 boxing.
The Spitfire Mk.XIV is one of the Griffon-powered variants using a Rolls-Royce Griffon 65.
The G-FIRE registration belonged to Spencer Flack/Classic Air Displays, Elstree, from January 1979, for aircraft serial number NH904.
A05139 Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV G-Fire, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, 1988. (A)
|Humbrol 11 Metallic Silver||77.701||wheel well|
|Humbrol 19 Red - Gloss||Mr Hobby Aqueous H3||fuselage|
|Humbrol 21 Black - Gloss||70.950 Black|
|Humbrol 22 White - Gloss||70.951 White||spinner, undercarriage|
|Humbrol 24 Trainer Yellow - Matt||70.952 Lemon Yellow||prop tips|
|Humbrol 26 Khaki - Matt|
|Humbrol 33 Black - Matt||70.950 Black||propeller, tires|
|Humbrol 53 Gunmetal - Metallic||Humbrol 53||wheel rims|
|Humbrol 56 Aluminium - Metallic||Humbrol 56||fuselage interior|
|Humbrol 61 Flesh - Matt|
|Humbrol 62 Leather - Matt||70.843 Cork Brown||seat walls|
|Humbrol 78 Cockpit Green||Humbrol 78||cockpit walls, chair frame|
|Humbrol 85 Black - Satin||70.950 Black||cockpit controls|
|Humbrol 155 Matt Olive Drab - Matt|
|77.701 Aluminium||wheel wells|
This is a nice new 2019 tooling and fit is great. And with only 118 parts, it goes together in no time.
The cockpit has a enough detail that I didn’t mind going with the out-of-the-box parts and decals. “Perfect Pits” enthusiasts would probably want a whole lot more after-market though.
Loving that red - Mr Hobby Aqueous H3.