Jump to content

Airfix 1:24 Supermarine Spitfire Vb (A50055)


Recommended Posts

Airfix 1:24 Supermarine Spitfire MkVb (A50055)

RF*D AB910 No303 (Kosciuszko) Squadron

Sqd Ldr Jan Johnny Zumbach

006_zpsycowgezh.jpg

007_zpsncrepelb.jpg

008_zpsqw1czqsx.jpg

005_zpsrrndehjd.jpg

009_zpsxcha9acj.jpg

010_zpswna0mrjm.jpg

Another stalled project this tine from 2011, eventually get tired of a built up Merlin starring at me every time I took the bottly of white spirit off the shelf, and once back on the bench I made good progress on the build.

This is a kit certainly past it's best ( about 20 years past it's best) and requires a fair amount work to get anywhere. The 2001 Vb parts are soft on detail (understatement) and not the best fit. I decided to have only the one engine panel removeable and the next one I make will have some attention given to the wheel wells as this was built completely OOB, brush painted with Humbrol enamels and finished with Humbrol Matt Cote.

  • Like 10
Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent result, John. Glad to meet a fellow brush painter - your brush work is lovely and smooth.

I've built this one so know what you mean regarding this kit.

Regards

Dave

Link to post
Share on other sites

Brush painted 😱.... I brush paint and would be very worried about attempting something so big! Your finish is really nice and smooth, well done !

Rob

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nicely done. I have the same kit tucked away but I intend to backdate it to the Mk 1 version in the original issue. I got a set of the original Airfix decals off ebay. Some guy had a whole batch of them.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...