1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.VB Trop.

by Serge Dompierre 

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This is the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Spitfire MKVb trop.

The kit was built OOB except for Lion Roar seat belts and it was painted with Humbrol old authentic color series HB12 Mid Stone HB 2 Dark Earth for upper surfaces and HB 13 Azure Blue to underside.

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The model is for a  Supermarine Spitfire MKVb trop, serial number BR 301, immatriculated UF S of  601 squadron in North Africa, later transferred to Malta island where she was painted in famous Malta blue and flown by Canadian ace  George Buzz Burling, nicknamed the Maltese Falcon.

Serge

Photos and text by Serge Dompierre