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Old 02-28-2015, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just new to the hobby and I haven't even gotten my first model in but already looking for the next one!
I really want a BF109 and Spitfire combo.
I already know which Bf109 I want, the corgi AA27102A ( Corgi AA27102A - Bf 109G Diecast Model, Luftwaffe 9./JG 52, Hermann Graf, Pitomnik: The Flying Mule ). But I can't seem to find a nice 1/72 spitfire. I really really like the Gemini GARAF1006N George "Buzz" Beurling model, but I'm guessing it's out of production and really hard (impossible) to find.
So do you guys have any suggestions for me for a good 1/72 spitfire?
Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
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Just new to the hobby and I haven't even gotten my first model in but already looking for the next one!
I really want a BF109 and Spitfire combo.
I already know which Bf109 I want, the corgi AA27102A ( Corgi AA27102A - Bf 109G Diecast Model, Luftwaffe 9./JG 52, Hermann Graf, Pitomnik: The Flying Mule ). But I can't seem to find a nice 1/72 spitfire. I really really like the Gemini GARAF1006N George "Buzz" Beurling model, but I'm guessing it's out of production and really hard (impossible) to find.
So do you guys have any suggestions for me for a good 1/72 spitfire?
Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
You can still find the George Beurling , I have seen it a few days ago. Can not remember where, sorry
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Just new to the hobby and I haven't even gotten my first model in but already looking for the next one!
I really want a BF109 and Spitfire combo.
I already know which Bf109 I want, the corgi AA27102A ( Corgi AA27102A - Bf 109G Diecast Model, Luftwaffe 9./JG 52, Hermann Graf, Pitomnik: The Flying Mule ). But I can't seem to find a nice 1/72 spitfire. I really really like the Gemini GARAF1006N George "Buzz" Beurling model, but I'm guessing it's out of production and really hard (impossible) to find.
So do you guys have any suggestions for me for a good 1/72 spitfire?
Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
Theres one at Plane Crazy
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Corgi's new MK1 tooling is pretty good. They released 3 Biggen Hill Spits a year or two ago, they can still be got from UK Ebay I think.

Gemini makes the best MKIX, which is Beurling's Spit in the later years.

The older Corgi toolings and the MKV are a bit as they lack the Dihedral, which in my view is a distinctive visual feature of the Spitfire, but to be fair thats just me. But if you are not fussed (and I generally am not) then the Great Escape MKVs are still available too.

I guess it depends on what MK you want?

The latest Corgi release, a MKXIX is a spanking looking Spit and looks very smart indeed, although it is post war, but with a impressive mission under its belt.

Dunno about Dragon Spits, particularly the MKV?? Perhaps one of the lads can give a opinion of those. But they are generally cheap.
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Just new to the hobby and I haven't even gotten my first model in but already looking for the next one!
I really want a BF109 and Spitfire combo.
I already know which Bf109 I want, the corgi AA27102A ( Corgi AA27102A - Bf 109G Diecast Model, Luftwaffe 9./JG 52, Hermann Graf, Pitomnik: The Flying Mule ). But I can't seem to find a nice 1/72 spitfire. I really really like the Gemini GARAF1006N George "Buzz" Beurling model, but I'm guessing it's out of production and really hard (impossible) to find.
So do you guys have any suggestions for me for a good 1/72 spitfire?
Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
it all depends on what mark spit you want. the best 1/72 spit mould is undoubtably corgi's new mk I/II- it's as near to perfect as you'll get.
the only good mk IX is gemini, but it has faults: the fin-upper fuselage join is too sharp- it should slope in a more gentle curve than it does. & the windscreen is wrong.
witty's mk IX has a fixed down u/c, omits the pitot tube & has a slipper tank, which was never used in service.
dragon's spits omit the pitot & the wing is too thick.
the nearest to a good mk V is corgi's old mould, but it lacks dihedral & suffers from a drooping prop (slack spinner-cowling fit, as in many other corgi old mould planes).
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Im still waiting for a new griffon spit to come out in camo, would buy that straight away.
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Im still waiting for a new griffon spit to come out in camo, would buy that straight away.
you've missed 2 already- they did johnny johnson, & newbury + doodlebug. both are now hard to get & expensive.
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it all depends on what mark spit you want. the best 1/72 spit mould is undoubtably corgi's new mk I/II- it's as near to perfect as you'll get.
the only good mk IX is gemini, but it has faults: the fin-upper fuselage join is too sharp- it should slope in a more gentle curve than it does. & the windscreen is wrong.
witty's mk IX has a fixed down u/c, omits the pitot tube & has a slipper tank, which was never used in service.
dragon's spits omit the pitot & the wing is too thick.
the nearest to a good mk V is corgi's old mould, but it lacks dihedral & suffers from a drooping prop (slack spinner-cowling fit, as in many other corgi old mould planes).
Wholeheartedly agree. Corgi's new MkI/II mould is a beauty, their MkV very dated, but their Griffons are excellent as well. I like the range of Gemini Spits produced, some nice schemes and decent undercarriage, but as you say far from perfect and some of the green camo is nearly dayglo. I'd say if you only want one classic Spit in your collection then look at Corgi's MkI/II.
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Oh boy..
That planecrazy site has a lot of spitfires! And bf109's!
I can't see the Gemini GARAF1006N George "Buzz" Beurling model though, they only sell Corgi's and even those Buzz Beurling's are sold out. But they do have some other really nice spitfires. It's gonna take some time to look at all of those a little closer and do some research. I'm gonna have to get back to you guys on that.

I don't really have a particular mark spit in mind. I don't know that much about WW2 aircraft but I've always liked both the spit and the bf109.
I am, however, not a great fan of the Mk I and II spitfires colors. They kinda look cheap. I could be wrong, and it even might be historically correct, but I'm just not a big fan of them.
Guess I'll be looking at the later marks then.
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Oh boy..
That planecrazy site has a lot of spitfires! And bf109's!
I can't see the Gemini GARAF1006N George "Buzz" Beurling model though, they only sell Corgi's and even those Buzz Beurling's are sold out. But they do have some other really nice spitfires. It's gonna take some time to look at all of those a little closer and do some research. I'm gonna have to get back to you guys on that.

I don't really have a particular mark spit in mind. I don't know that much about WW2 aircraft but I've always liked both the spit and the bf109.
I am, however, not a great fan of the Mk I and II spitfires colors. They kinda look cheap. I could be wrong, and it even might be historically correct, but I'm just not a big fan of them.
Guess I'll be looking at the later marks then.
Well that's good, narrowed it down a bit. Corgi have just released a Silver MkXIX photo recon Spitfire, AA38706, which is a corker. Got some lovely new stencling that sets it off nicely.

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Respectfully, you may want to condier 1/48. While no model is perfect, they are very satisfying, most major marks are available, and for the most part you wont have to pay too i flated price for decades old models. The 109 temporarily presents a problem in 1/48 as the c1 ones are not htf, but there are stong rumors that we should statrt seeing 109s from hm before too long. While the mottlng on them may be nonexistent, if they are like other hm 1/48 releases on balance they should be quite satisfying. Its much easier to get into the hobby by following new releases rather than trying to source old ones.
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Oh boy..
That planecrazy site has a lot of spitfires! And bf109's!
I can't see the Gemini GARAF1006N George "Buzz" Beurling model though, they only sell Corgi's and even those Buzz Beurling's are sold out. But they do have some other really nice spitfires. It's gonna take some time to look at all of those a little closer and do some research. I'm gonna have to get back to you guys on that.

I don't really have a particular mark spit in mind. I don't know that much about WW2 aircraft but I've always liked both the spit and the bf109.
I am, however, not a great fan of the Mk I and II spitfires colors. They kinda look cheap. I could be wrong, and it even might be historically correct, but I'm just not a big fan of them.
Guess I'll be looking at the later marks then.
plane crazy don't only do corgi- & they do have the gemini buzz beurling spit, & most of the other gemini spits. you have to click on the 'non-corgi' link at the top of the home page.
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plane crazy don't only do corgi- & they do have the gemini buzz beurling spit, & most of the other gemini spits. you have to click on the 'non-corgi' link at the top of the home page.
Ah yes, my mistake. I failed to see the different brand links after clicking on 'non-corgi'. Well, this means even more to research! I'll be busy the next few days!
Thx!
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Yeah i arrived to late to see both of the camo griffons unfortunately.
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1:72 Spits? —*Well, the Gemini Aces spits are by far the best of the lot IMHO. They do have some faults however (i.e rudder way too large and on some the underwing pitot tube is absent or incorrectly placed on the wrong wing and the prop is backwards). I’ve only collected the 4 green and grey camo versions that sport the right colours plus their desert scheme one. It is true that there are 3 others that have the wrong camo colours (including the J E Johnson plane). A nice feature is the mirror on top of the windscreen.
I don’t have much experience with Corgi’s latest offerings - having only purchased two of their earlier MKV ones which I really didn’t like their distorted canopies —*to me they look somewhat squashed. As other posters have stated, the latest releases for the MK I and II look pretty good.
As for Dragon Wings —*they only did the MK V. They are chunkier renditions but still look fairly nice although the sky spinner and fuselage band are the wrong colour. They only have the clipped wings version.

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1:72 Spits? —*Well, the Gemini Aces spits are by far the best of the lot IMHO. They do have some faults however (i.e rudder way too large and on some the underwing pitot tube is absent or incorrectly placed on the wrong wing and the prop is backwards). I’ve only collected the 4 green and grey camo versions that sport the right colours plus their desert scheme one. It is true that there are 3 others that have the wrong camo colours (including the J E Johnson plane). A nice feature is the mirror on top of the windscreen.
I don’t have much experience with Corgi’s latest offerings - having only purchased two of their earlier MKV ones which I really didn’t like their distorted canopies. As other posters have stated, the latest releases for the MK I and II look pretty good.
As for Dragon Wings —*they only did the MK V. They are chunkier renditions but still look fairly nice although the sky spinner and fuselage band are the wrong colour. They only have the clipped wings version.
the new corgi spits are better than gemini by a country mile- as near to perfect as you can get. among other faults with the dragon, is an omitted pitot in all of them.
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1:72 Spits? —*Well, the Gemini Aces spits are by far the best of the lot IMHO. They do have some faults however (i.e rudder way too large and on some the underwing pitot tube is absent or incorrectly placed on the wrong wing and the prop is backwards). I’ve only collected the 4 green and grey camo versions that sport the right colours plus their desert scheme one. It is true that there are 3 others that have the wrong camo colours (including the J E Johnson plane). A nice feature is the mirror on top of the windscreen.
I don’t have much experience with Corgi’s latest offerings - having only purchased two of their earlier MKV ones which I really didn’t like their distorted canopies. As other posters have stated, the latest releases for the MK I and II look pretty good.
As for Dragon Wings —*they only did the MK V. They are chunkier renditions but still look fairly nice although the sky spinner and fuselage band are the wrong colour. They only have the clipped wings version.
the new corgi spits are better than gemini by a country mile- as near to perfect as you can get. among other faults the dragon has, is an omitted pitot in all of them.
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You can still find the George Beurling , I have seen it a few days ago. Can not remember where, sorry
Aviation Megastore Amsterdam. They have a few left.
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Aviation Megastore Amsterdam. They have a few left.
plane crazy also have it.
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Aviation Megastore Amsterdam. They have a few left.
I only see the Beurling 1/48 model from HM, not the gemini 1/72 model?
If I'm mistaking (or blind), could you give me the URL?
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I only see the Beurling 1/48 model from HM, not the gemini 1/72 model?
If I'm mistaking (or blind), could you give me the URL?
try plane crazy again- they have the gemini buerling for £36.
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Does this particular Corgi Spit have dihedral? It doesn't appear to have a large dihedral angle on TFM website, so I'll defer to you guys.

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Does this particular Corgi Spit have dihedral? It doesn't appear to have a large dihedral angle on TFM website, so I'll defer to you guys.

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No. & it's not one of their good spits- the Corgi new mould (past 2 years) MkI's & Mk II's are what you want. But avoid the Eagle squadron (Dunn) Mk II- it has gun patches at the top of the leading edge of the wing, instead ON the leading edge.
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Can anyone recommend some well-liked and very well tooled 1:72 Corgi Spits? (Mk I and Mk II of course)

(Yes, I checked eBay and there are too many to narrow down)

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That's a Corgi "Legends" Spit (gear down configuration only). Which is fine and it's a beauty! I might have some mint Corgi 1/72 scale Spits, BF-109s, Hurricanes, ME-262s (yes, I have htf US35704 "White 3"), Warhawks and FW-190s for sale in the new year if anyone is interested.
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Anyone? I'm not very knowledgeable about WWII planes...
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All the Corgi new mould Mk I/Mk II releases of the past 2 years are good, with the exception of AA39205 (William Dunn, Eagle squadron)- avoid that one, as they buggered up the gun patches.
Otherwise, all those from AA39201 onwards are good. The recent 'Great Escape' series Mk V's don't count, as they're all based on old moulds.
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All the Corgi new mould Mk I/Mk II releases of the past 2 years are good, with the exception of AA39205 (William Dunn, Eagle squadron)- avoid that one, as they buggered up the gun patches.
Otherwise, all those from AA39201 onwards are good. The recent 'Great Escape' series Mk V's don't count, as they're all based on old moulds.
All my Corgi Spits are Mk1/Mk2. I have AA39205 "Dunn" Spit which is an absolute gem other than the incorrect gun patches. This, however, can be easily remedied with the application of red stencil patches over the factory ones, in corrected gun port positions, and it's fine.
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Please do yourself and this board a favor by researching topics before asking questions. If you’re not knowledgeable about WW2 aircraft, then learn about them rather than providing lame excuses like “there are too many to narrow down”.
While I am whole sympathetic to novice collectors, you’re supposedly a “Senior Collector”, with 388 posts, so please start asking focused, intelligent questions. Then perhaps, you’ll get the answers you are looking for.
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I am a novice at collecting WWII planes and I have done some research on them.

"Senior collector" status does not mean much on this forum. I only started collecting die-cast a/c models in late June of this year. I've never owned a single die-cast a/c before that. My 388 posts are not revolutionary, most of them are general comments on general content -- or general comments on others comments. Quite a few of them are even on the B.T.S. part of the forum.

Please feel free to look through them and stop trolling. And if you don't want to view any of my posts, there is an option to block them.

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I am a novice at collecting WWII planes and I have done some research on them.

"Senior collector" status does not mean much on this forum. My 388 posts are not revolutionary, most of them are general comments on general content -- or general comments on other comments. Quite a few of them are even on the B.T.S. part of the forum.

Please feel free to look through them and stop trolling.
I've no problem with your questions Kangaroo, I just don't have any Spits at present other than a FoV example I wouldn't recommend.

Do you have/plan a particular WW2 theme? Battle of Britain, Eastern Front, North Africa/Med, D-Day+ ? That may well determine what Spits to focus on?

I'm assuming if it's MkI & II's its BoB? If so, might be worth waiting for the new Corgi release?

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Yeah, I was gonna go for a Mk.I or Mk.II BoB spit.

I checked out the recommended Gemini spit, but that's an end of the war one and I found another end of the war one...the Corgi griffon spit (Johnny Johnson) going for stupid money. Both of which I discovered I like as much as the Mk.I and Mk.II BoB livery, haha.

I guess I'll wait probably wait for the new Corgi one to come out. It'll be much cheaper than running around hunting the older Corgi releases. But I've got an itch for a spit stat!

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Yeah, I was gonna go for a Mk.I or Mk.II BoB spit.

I like this one,

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but it appears the gun patches are at the top of the leading edge of the wing which wilkinss77's pointed out can be a problematic area. TFM needs larger photos lol.

I checked out the recommended Gemini spit, but that's an end of the war one and I found another end of the war one...the Corgi griffon spit (Johnny Johnson) going for stupid money. Both of which I like as much as the Mk.I and Mk.II, haha.
That's a Hurricane- I've got that one & the gun patches are fine. On the Dunn/Eagle sq. spit, they are literally on top of the wing.
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D'oh! Wrong bookmark lmao. I'm gonna have to look up the Dunn/Eagle spit and see how bad it is...

...and wow, that is really hard on the eyes.

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Does this particular Corgi Spit have dihedral? It doesn't appear to have a large dihedral angle on TFM website, so I'll defer to you guys.

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D'oh! Wrong bookmark lmao. I'm gonna have to look up the Dunn/Eagle spit and see how bad it is.
As mentioned, I have the "Dunn" and quite like the different camo scheme. I simply covered the incorrect gun ports with red decal strips and, presto, no more shooting down my wingman who might be flying above me...
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Here are a few of my FAVORITE CORGI SPITS in order of preference...
1) AA39204 A,B,C: Three Mk1 Spits of 610 Sqn., Biggin Hill, with fuselage markings DWK, DWQ, DWE. They look very cool sitting together and I will never sell them - my absolute favorite Spits!
2) AA39207: Mk1 Spit of 92 Sqn. This particular aircraft is currently restored and I love the dull camo Corgi has done on this one.
3) AA39201: Mk1 Spit of PO Eric Stanley Lock, 41 Sqn. This is a 70th Anniversary BoB Spit. Has awesome looking British roundels on fuselage (bit larger than normal).
4) AA39206: Mk2 Spit, 118 Squadron. 'The Borough of Lambeth'. Very cool story behind this one...
Agreed, the new Corgi Mk1 Spit release "Sandy Johnstone", 602 Sqn, looks like a winner! Here are some shots of my above mentioned Spits back in their "boxes". Hope this helps
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Here are a few of my FAVORITE CORGI SPITS in order of preference...
1) AA39204 A,B,C: Three Mk1 Spits of 610 Sqn., Biggin Hill, with fuselage markings DWK, DWQ, DWE. They look very cool sitting together and I will never sell them - my absolute favorite Spits!
2) AA39207: Mk1 Spit of 92 Sqn. This particular aircraft is currently restored and I love the dull camo Corgi has done on this one.
3) AA39201: Mk1 Spit of PO Eric Stanley Lock, 41 Sqn. This is a 70th Anniversary BoB Spit. Has awesome looking British roundels on fuselage (bit larger than normal).
4) AA39206: Mk2 Spit, 118 Squadron. 'The Borough of Lambeth'. Very cool story behind this one...
Agreed, the new Corgi Mk1 Spit release "Sandy Johnstone", 602 Sqn, looks like a winner! Here are some shots of my above mentioned Spits back in their "boxes". Hope this helps
I've got 'Lambeth' & it's very good indeed.
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I've got 'Lambeth' & it's very good indeed.
Yes, "Lambeth" is a real beauty and interesting how the residents of this small borough all chipped in to pay for the Spit... No biggie for me, but the woman's name below the canopy should have been "Bette" and not "Bettie" as Corgi portrayed on the model. You'd need a spyglass to notice this minor error
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Yes, "Lambeth" is a real beauty and interesting how the residents of this small borough all chipped in to pay for the Spit... No biggie for me, but the woman's name below the canopy should have been "Bette" and not "Bettie" as Corgi portrayed on the model. You'd need a spyglass to notice this minor error
Which you of course have.
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Which you of course have.
Yup, got it and love it
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Corgi Spitfire AA39205 has taken a lot of heat due to it's gun ports incorrectly facing upward on the leading edge of the wings (factory error). This particular machine was flown by William Dunn of No. 70 Eagle Squadron and he was the first American ace of WW2. IMHO this Mk2 Spit is one of Corgi's most attractive fighters (ignore or correct the gun ports) and the grey/green camo is a pleasant change from the regular brown/green camo of most British military aircraft of the WW2 era. The attached photo of 39205 shows how the upward facing gun ports can simply be corrected with the patient application of red decal patches. I expect, because of bad press, this Spit can easily be found and at a very good price. I've never regretted getting mine
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For anyone considering a Corgi "Legends" (gear down only) WW2 fighter, such as the AA31916 "Johnnie Johnson" Mk IX Spitfire, I would not hesitate (cool Maple Leaf under port side canopy). The quality and paint is exactly true to the Limited Edition fighters and Corgi Legends releases are usually more affordable. I've attached this example photo of my two Legends fighters, FW-190 and ME-262 (White 3). If I were to place my Limited Edition White 3 (only 262 made) next to my Legends White 3, both with gear down configuration, you would not be able to tell the difference.
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