Alan 45s airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire MkVb

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Nice one Alan

Are you doing the box art scheme ?
 

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Yes Ian I think it looks the better of two :smiling3:
 
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Mmm - I see Airfix get the gull-wing right, and the shape of the spinner and prop look OK too - unlike the Revell Vb I got for this group build. I'll think about you when I'm busy carving and sanding, Alan!
 

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I've built the revell version and I agree , it's a very ill fitting kit Doug

Here's what I've done so far View attachment 97278

totally devoid of any detail
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It's a shame that Airfix keep re-boxing their old kits, but you're making good progress on this one Alan :smiling3:
 

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nice start Alan will like to see how it turns out, ;)
 

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I love this kit, that scheme looks nice when completed. Check out that date, 1974. Awesome year that.
 

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\ said:
It's a shame that Airfix keep re-boxing their old kits,
But make it easy to find a kit for the classic kit GB later in the year. LOL

I'm sure you will knock it into shape Alan.

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I love this kit, that scheme looks nice when completed. Check out that date, 1974. Awesome year that.
The year of someone's birth Joe? ;)
 

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Update View attachment 97472

underside done and the few recessed panel lines pin washed and the undercarriage painted View attachment 97473

camo painted on upper surface and I mxed a bit of rust with some gun metal to see if it would give a better look to the exhausts , in this scale I think it's worked but I don't know about a larger scaleimage.jpg

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Just noticed I forgot the yellow stripe on the wings View attachment 97479

there are no decals for this so its a paint job and due to it being curved you can't mask up so its free hand I'm afraidimage.jpg
 

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Decals are on and just needs weathering View attachment 97560

the antenna wire is a strand out of some cable I took out of an old computer , it's thinner than cotton and fits the scale better:smiling3:image.jpg
 

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;) ;)Great build for this later Alan when you complete it
 

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Cheers John I'm glad you like it , it's a good kit although old and goes together well , I would imagine this would have been one of airfix best when it came out in 1974
 
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