A58 Spitfire

Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire LF VIII, A58-526, 79 SQN RAAF

by Andrew Dunn


Serial No


A/C type

Spitfire LF VIII

Based at

79 SQN Morotai mid 1945


Standard RAF day fighter scheme – Dark green, ocean grey and medium sea grey.

History / Significance

Pilot unknown. Served with 79 squadron. Originally coded UP-R. Collided with A58-487 in September 1945 and scrapped.


Hasegawa 1/48, true details seat and wheels. Kagero decals. Paint is Model Master enamels faded with various ratios of white. What looks like silver around the fuselage roundels is un-faded paint in an attempt to simulate over painted markings. White identification markings deliberately chipped as per photos of the original.


ADF serials. Photo provided by David Edwards through AMI.