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  1. Hi all I say special, but they are all special. This a model of BL676, the third Spitfire Mk.Vb to be fitted with an Arrestor Hook gear for deck landing trials on HMS Illustrious. It was nicknamed Bondowoso which in modern Indonesian translation I believe, means challenge of Gargantuan proportions. This was a Presentaion aircraft purchased by the Dutch East indies Spitfire Fund, before the Dutch Colony fell Victim to the Japanese attack. The model is the Freightdog boxing purchased last year and uses the new KP model Spitfire VB with some lovely resin additions and Decals to convert into the Hooked Spitfire. The Model builds very nicely and the resin bits re very easy to use thanks @Colin @ Freightdog Models for producing it. This was a very enjoyable model. From photographs the airframe appears to be quite clean so weathering was kept to a minimum with chipping and paint worn away on the port wing route . The only other additions are the Sling points, Aerial and IFF wires, Eduard Seat belts an underwing pole aerial, fuselage position light from a never to be built Italeri MkIX along with the cockpit mirror (this was the third one as the carpet monster ate the other two). The model was brush painted as usual using Humbrol enamel paints. Decals used are the kit supplied ones and went on very nicely indeed using the watered down Klear method. Hope you enjoy Sorry about the focus on this one. Thanks for looking in. All the best and Happy new Year everyone Chris
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