Planes Thread, My poor Spitfire... :'( in Aircraft; I got a Revell 1/48 Spitfire Mk IX for my birthday a couple of years ago and I was over ...
My poor Spitfire... :'(
I got a Revell 1/48 Spitfire Mk IX for my birthday a couple of years ago and I was over the moon with it. it was a great kit to build and was my best model at the time. I brush painted the whole thing, including the cockpit, I put all of the decals on and I had the landing gear down. I was extremely happy and proud of it.
One of the wheels fell of but it was easily glued back on, but then the tiny wheel at the back fell off, along with some other small parts, and they were lost... next it fell and the landing gear came of completely along with the left wing tip. I glued the wing tip back on and I am going to do the landing gear soon, but my poor spitfire has been through alot... I would never even consider getting rid of it but I think it might need replaced with a new Spitfire
My Spitfire is still my favourite model and I'm more proud of it than I am of any of my other models... :( I'll upload some pictures soon. Should I get a new Spitfire? I'm going to try and find all of the missing parts and when I do I'll glue them back one and hopefully I won't need a new kit.
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Why don't you get another one but one that can be done in a different scheme? Maybe a BoB MkI in dark earth/dark green over Sky or even a black/white split underside. You could go for a MkV in tropical dark earth/middle stone over azure. There are other possibilities too,maybe one of the odd grey Malta defenders or something from SEAC or Australia.
“Die Sonne scheint noch”—”The sun still shines.” Last words of Sophie Scholl....If you don't know her,look her up.
...or you could do one with the wheels up and hang it from the ceiling. That way you get to see it in flight, and arguably at it's best, and there is a lot less chance of it getting damaged.
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