The Supermarine Spitfire – Part 2 (Griffon-powered) including the Seafire, Spiteful & Seafang
By Matt Bittner
Author: Richard A Franks
Publisher: Valiant Wings Publishing
I've already written about Part 1 which covers the Merlin-engined versions of the Spitfire. Valiant Wings continues their excellent coverage of the type by releasing Part 2, this time covering Griffin-engined versions of the Spitfire. Like all Valiant Wings books this is the be-all/end-all title on the subject matter, especially for modelers. It will also interest historians interested in the aircraft-type, but since the Airframe & Miniature titles are aimed more towards the modeler, if you want to build any of the Spitfires outlined in this book then you must pick this one up.
The book is broken out thusly:
- Evolution - Mk XII to Mk 24
- Evolution - Seafire Mk XV to FR Mk 47
- Spiteful and Seafang
- Camouflage and Markings and Colour Profiles
- Spitfire & Seafire (Griffon-powered) Kits
- Building a Selection
- Building a Collection
- In Detail
- Kit List
- Accessory and Mask List
- Decal List
While the rest of the book is a treasure-trove of information, I always enjoy reading in detail the modeling section. Inevitably the modelers Valiant Wing Publishing has building models give great insight to the kits being reviewed, as well as providing excellent in-general modeling information.
This book is very highly recommended. My thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for the review title.