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Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« on: November 10, 2020, 07:10:42 am »
For this I'll be using the Brengun kit:

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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 08:08:31 am »
I DO like the look of that.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 06:34:38 am »
Whilst work progresses slowly on the Skua, a chance discovery in the stash of the PM Model Spitfire Vb floatplane whilst searching for something else gives me the chance to build both the Vb and IXb in tandem, with two different end-users ;D
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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 12:45:54 pm »
More progress on both the Mk.IX and Vb versions, including a scratch build cockpit for the PM Vb using the Brengun parts as templates


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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 01:21:58 pm »
the sole mk !X float spitfire is still in some sort way still around. The sole survior true float spit has recently been found in lake windermere.
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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 03:18:13 pm »
Why weren't the Mk Vs 'true float Spitfires'?
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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 04:26:26 pm »
sorry put that wrong , ment to say its the only float spit to survive not a replica or anything put together to represent the type
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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 03:14:23 am »
I'm amazed and pleased that it did survive.  :thumbsup:

My Dad saw the Mk Vs when they were testing in the Canal Zone, and I always thought he was having me on about floatplane Spitfires until I read up about them years later.  ;D
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Re: Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane
« Reply #8 on: Today at 01:53:23 am »
A little more progress with the Mk.V - the Mk.IX is not far behind on the production line


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