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  1. Nobody present this finest WWII fighter. It exist in several version starting with the MkI and ending with the Mk24. At 1/72 scale, Special has a large line of Spitfire and his naval counterpart the Seafire with the Griffon engine. If I already the Mk47 naval version, this time I choose the Mk22 "high tech" box. Because I find the artbox beautifull, I choose the artbox version but the modeller has the choice of 5 more decoration. One in the ocean grey/dark green and 4 in aluminium scheme The kit contain exhaust resin pipe, resine wheels and a photoetched. But the instruction give no indication of how and when you use the photoetched parts. You have only indication for the dashbord. You find your salvage in the instruction of the photoetched for the Mk21 that it is the same https://www.cmkkits.com/en/aircraft/spitfire-mk-21-seafire-mk-45-pe/ I start with the interior I use the photoetched seat. It is not difficult to built. I try to add the harness but during the gluing process I loose my patient and throw away the parts. Finally I rebuild these with tamya tape I didn't use the photoetched instrument panels and prefere to paint the plastic part. This part is very fine and need only a dry brush for reveal these details Next step I paint the interior fuselage. I use the classical interior green. I paint some instrument in black and applic a dry brush on it I can assemble the fuselage and "attack" wings Nothing to talk for the wing but don't forget to paint the place of the cockpit in green Now this is the time to add the fuselage at wings The fuselage is little thick and you must sand the karman junction until you can insert the fuselage in the wing But after session of "sand and try" the spitfire come to take form
  2. Hello all, here are a pair of 1/72 Airfix Spitfires I've been working on bit by bit over the last few months. There's a WIP here: Both models went together really easily, I used sprayed Tamiya acrylics with artists oil paints for shading and weathering. There's a few little mistakes (no idea where the mk22 tail wheel went..., etc) but I learned lots along the way and really enjoyed building these two up in parallel. Enjoy!
  3. No 607 (County of Durham) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, RAF Ouston. 1948 Cooper Trophy race. Here is my second build of 2017. It's the Airfix 1/72 scale Spitfire F Mk.22 in Cooper Trophy racing colours. Colours were mostly a mix of Revell and Humbrol enamels sprayed through a Harder and Steenbeck Evolution airbrush. Matt coat was W&N acrylic matt varnish which was thinned and brushed on with a wide, flat brush. The decals performed well, although the roundels seemed a bit thick and some minor silvering here and there was easily dealt with using a scalpel and Decalfix. Overall this was an enjoyable build despite a few problems with the fit of the wings and a deep and stubborn seam on the upper cowl. I added an aerial out of some stretched sprue and made a very basic harness from some masking tape. Otherwise it was completely OOB. Here are a few photos for your enjoment. As usual, all comments are welcome.
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