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About Rafwaffe

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  1. I am interested. Have a few in the stash
  2. The cat was suitably unimpressed, the toddler was amused and SWMBO rolled her eyes. Now I’ll give it a few years and watch Battle of Britain with the son complete with a spitfire to manoeuvre. Thank you for the support and well wishes, it hasn’t been a ‘perfect’ build but has been perfectly imperfect and was a lot of fun!
  3. And she’s done. It’s been a great trip down memory lane and nice to just worry about ‘does it look right’ rather than is the camo correct() are all seams perfectly hidden is the paint absolutely smooth etc...whilst this has taken significantly longer to build than that first spitfire (knocked out in a couple of days in front of the tv with a tube of glue, paints and Battle of Britain on the tv) As a modeller I have to say this has been as much fun now as it was all those years ago. Thank you for the reminder that happiness can often be ‘1/72 spitfire-shaped.’ Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to strafe the cat ‘Takka takka takka takka...’
  4. Satin varnish down. (With extra sealed in fluff thanks to dropping her on the carpet)
  5. Complete with (badly) hand painted canopy with freehand framing (for added authenticity. Just lacking the fingerprints of last time) Nearly done. A clear coat and some decals and she’ll be ready to take her place next to her (younger) sisters.
  6. Link to Picture when coded 'GR-G:' https://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/P9372 Not the post K9998 ‘G' we all seem to be looking for unfortunately!
  7. One last shot for tonight. Standing on her own legs and looking spitfire like. For some reason the Battle of Britain theme started playing in my head as soon as I put her down...
  8. a couple more layers of dark green. Hopefully only a couple more to get a nice smooth finish
  9. I like a good theory... To take the thought further: Mk I: Spitfire Ia K9998 - Until 28 Sep 1940 Spitfire Ia X4485 - to 92 Sqn 24-9-1940 C2 ops 5-11-1940 Spitfire Ia X4656 - to 92 Sqn 10-11-1940 C2 ops 7-12-1940 Spitfire (Ia?) X4779 - to 92 Sqn 5-12-1940 to 53OTU 13-3-1941 Mk Vb: Spitfire R6890 - to 92 Sqn 8-3-1941 Almost too neat/coincidental (although this assumes one for one replacement of the previous aircraft if it was 'G') Makes you wonder. Although without hard evidence this is all circumstantial/conjecture....
  10. First layer of dark green on in approximate of a camouflage pattern. True to what might have happened in childhood I accidentally ended up following a and b scheme instructions and have come out with neither!
  11. I've been trying to establish the identity of QJ-G as well (without much success) For the record; December 1940 : X4656 - 2 Dec , 3 Dec,5 Dec, 7 Dec, (Crash-Landed), 10 Dec (Air Test) X4418 - 2 Dec X4779 - 21, 22 Dec January 1941: X4779 - 2 Jan, 3, Jan , 9 Jan, 10 Jan, 19 Jan (Twice) March 1941: R6761 - 19 Mar R6890 - 13 Mar (Twice), 14 Mar, 24 Mar (Twice), 25 Mar, 27 Mar (Twice), 31 Mar R6908 - 30 Mar R7192 - 28 Mar X4062 - 13 Mar, 31 Mar X4279 - 18 Mar X4342 - 19 Mar X4779 - 1 Mar April 1941 (Vb) R7192 - 1 Apr R6890 - 4 Apr, 7, Apr, 26, Apr, 27 Apr, and 30 Apr X4561 - 1 Apr X4106 - 19 Apr , 21 Apr X4484 - 25 Apr (Twice), 26 Apr After reading the Jan, Mar and April 41 ORBs; I'm leaning to X4779 as his last Mk Ia 'G' as this is the sole Serial he is recorded as flying between 21 Dec and 01 Mar 41 (less access to the Feb 41 ORB to confirm or deny this) For the Vb 'G', I put forward that it may be R6890 from the records we have available to us. this still does not resolve which spitfire post K9998 (Oct and Nov 1940) as X4779 is recorded as being issued to 92 Sqn on 05 Dec 40 (X4485 or 4656 maybe...) Would be handy to have October, November 40, Feb, May and June 1941 to refer to as well....Ah well can't have everything I guess...
  12. Some work on the topside tonight. Dark earth down (Realy liking the Italeri acrylics. Go on very nicely by brush)
  13. Some work on the undersides tonight
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