Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk F.24, No 80 SQN RAF, Kai Tak,
Hong Kong 1951

by David Harvey


Serial No


A/C type

Spitfire F.24

Based at

80 SQN RAF, Kai Tak Hong Kong


Day fighter


Airfix 1/48 Spitfire F.24 OOB


Kit instructions



I had reached a bit of a downturn in my modelling interest due to being bogged down with a number of difficult models over the last 12 months and felt I needed to have a quick and easy kit to make and especially COMPLETE. At a swap meet in Brisbane I purchased this kit for a small amount as it had been partially started, perfect for what I was after.

I made the kit totally OOB with no modifications and using the kit decals as I didn't want to get bogged down with it as I had with others. The only changes to the kit was that I hollowed out the exhausts with a drill bit to get it looking slightly better. The kit decals went on mostly ok but I had a bit of silvering, most likely due to my technique. I found that the Sky band around the tail did not fit that well and if I had to make it again I would airbrush this rather than use a decal.

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