1/32 Revell (Hasegawa) Spitfire Mk.1A K9962

Gallery Article by Tolga Ülgür on Jan 24  2018  



Here is my 1/32 Revell-Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1a finished with the markings of Farquhar's Mk.1a K9962. 
In fact this is re-issue of old Hasegawa's hybrid release (ST14 in 2001) with Revell brand years ago. In this kit, Hasegawa produced new wings parts . The wings have been scribed with the correct panel lines and shell ejector ports. The fuselage, cockpit, landing gear and minor parts are all lifted directly from the vintage plastic of the Mk.Vb. The problem is the mismatching surface detail - engraved on the wings and raised elsewhere. And also note that the oil cooler needs to be backdated.

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So first step in build process is removing surface detail mismatching by scribing fuselage panel lines.
Second step is modifying the cockpit area. For this upgrading I have used the following goodies: 

  • Barracudacast seat

  • Barracudacast Mk I V upgrade set

  • Eduard PE set (out of production)

I have used  "Archer fine transfer" fasteners set for detailing engine cowling. 
Other modifications are:

  • Masterdetails horizontal surfaces

  • Eagle part Mk1 oil cooler

  • Barracudacast cockpit door

  • Quickboost exhaust and propeller set

  • Barracudacast wheels

  • Scale Aircraft Conversion Metal landing gear legs

Painting was done with Gunze Sangyo and Tamiya acrylics. Upper Surfaces painted to RAF Dark green and RAF Dark earth with Gunze paints. Lower surfaces painted with Tamiya paints.
I have used Fündekals decal set

Happy Modelling

Tolga Ülgür

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Photos and text © by Tolga Ülgür