1/48 Academy Spitfire Mk XVIII

Gallery Article by Polly Singh (Indian Scale Modellers) on Jan 26 2017

India Republic Day



1/48 Academy Spitfire FR Mk XIV converted to a Mk XVIII

The IAF received 99 ex RAF Spitfire Mk XVIII from 330 MU, Karachi in 1946 all, painted in the post war day fighter camouflage. 

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TP 319 was the first example given the IAF serial HS636 and had its RAF markings over painted with the then extant blue chakra over yellow disc. I used the lovely Academy Mk XIV 'Bubble top' kit and dressed it up as a Mk XVIII with custom decals by Murli Rajan of our group. 

I used Tamiya acrylics throughout.

Polly Singh

Photos and text by Polly Singh