Academy’s 1/48 Spitfire Mk. XIVc: Dee-cals, Dek-huls, Whatever Sticks

The decals are on the big-nosed Spitfire. I used Xtradecal’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIV/XVIII Part 2 (X48-130), and they are some great, great decals. In fact, I’ve never been disappointed with any decals from Xtradecals.

Next step will be some weathering.

And if I haven’t already said it, this is a great kit. While it receives a lot of criticism for its shape- much of it deserved- it is a very enjoyable build. No headaches whatsoever.

By Jon Bius

Jon Bius is a scale modeler, building models in a variety of genres, including Gunpla, Maschinen Krieger, Star Wars and other scifi. Through his blog and video channel, Jon shares the tools and techniques he uses to produce results than anyone can achieve - and have fun doing so!


    1. In profile, the fuselage is a bit deep, a but to sharp along the spine, and the nose is just a bit off. It’s not awful if you’re a rivet estimator. It’s too much for a rivet counter, in most cases. It IS a great build though, and no one will mistake it for an aardvark or a can of asparagus.

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