1/48 Spitfire MK1 X T twin build MJ627 Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger
Having built a 1:48 MKIX T only a few months ago I was asked to build another, which I was very honored to do. The aircraft in question was MJ627 from the
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
which offers flights to those that can afford to pay for it! MJ627 is
a WWII veteran that flew as a single seat aircraft with 441Sqn RCAF with at least one confrimed ME109 kill, it was later converted into a twin seat MKIX and after a colourful career now offers an amazing experience from the famous Biggin Hill.
Having taken on the challenge I decided that I would like one of these builds for my own collection. Using the 1:48 Hasegawa MKIX to
fit the Brigade Models resin conversion set, along with Eduard PE and HSL fabric seatbelts I started the build. To make things abit more interesting I decided to build the aircraft in its two liveries since being with the Heritage Hangar, one pre-crash 9G P and one post crash 9G Q. Like any resin conversion there are always some fit issues, but I have to say that the Brigade set is superb and fits with the donor kit with minimal fuss if you are willing to spend time and patience
prepping and fitting before assembly.
I really enjoy building these kits and to have one in my collection now (9G P) is very exciting!
Photos and text © by Richard Spreckley