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Best Spitfire MK IX?

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    December, 2015
Best Spitfire MK IX?
Posted by Rangatron on Thursday, August 10, 2017 5:11 AM


My friend has a relative who made Spitfire MK IX's during the war and want to make a model for him.

I found the Tamiya 1/32 MK IX but it is too expensive for a present at around $200. I found the Italeri Beer Truck MK IX 1/48 which looks like a good meme. I can't say I like the partially black and white paint scheme though.

Which should I get? Is the Beer truck kit worth getting?

Thank you 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:14 AM

I recently did the new ROG release as a commission and IMO it is very well made and detailed. Most important they run about $30.

ROG has been turning out some nice 1/32 models for very good prices. I posted my completed build herevin the Aircraft section.

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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    April, 2004
Posted by Jon_a_its on Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:39 AM

Any recent Tamiya kit will be a good build, & the Tamiya 1/32nd Spit is drop-dead georgeous!

2006 roundup here:

Misses out the Italeri beer truck & the Eduard MK9, both nice kits.

Partial round-up here:*

ICM, Revell & EDUARD 1/48th kits readily available on the UK pages of a well-known auction site, as are Airfix and Italeri, but not a Tamiya MK ix

good luck

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:48 AM

I'm currently building the Tamiya IX.  It is fantastic.

I don't have the ROG Spitfire mentioned earlier, but if their 1/32 kits of German warbirds like the He111 (I have built that one), or the Ju88, Me109G, and Fw190 (all in my stash) are any indication, their Spitfire will be a great value for considerably less $$$$ than the Tamiya kit.

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:09 PM

Eduard - both 1/48 scale.

Early version:


Late version:


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