Fortunes Of War Models

So, i decided to get back into aircraft again after a hiatus of 20 years or so… And what better way than to start super scale!

The super scale model kits appeal to my detailed and organised mind, although there are limitations of what can be achieved by cast moulding, they do represent a fairly detailed likeness to the real thing, and with a bit of imagination and skill, extra details can be added that turn the kit from detailed to superbly detailed.

For me, this is a personal project. I decided to do the conversion, because as a boy, i was friends with a Polish Spitfire pilot by the name of Tadeusz ‘Tadek’ Szymanski . He flew with 316 Sqd RAF and initially flew Mk1a’s but later the planes were converted to the Vb’s by the addition of the  Merlin 45 engine, and 2 wing mounted cannons.

Tadek, was…

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