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  • Airfix
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Type: Spitfire F Mk.22
  • Extras used: None
  • Paints and colours used: Alclad II High Speed Silver, various Tamiya paints, Flory Grime Wash, please see build thread for the clears

 

Hi All, I finished this sometime ago, but it's taken me a while to get around to photographing here. This is the Airfix kit. It's pretty decent. Nicely recessed details which are a little soft in places. Fit is generally good, but not very positive in places. Minimal filler needed (just Mr surfacer really).  Over all a good fun build if you take your time with the fit. I actually made this for a group build on another forum, but missed the deadline in typical Val fashion!

On with the pics.
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The canopy is quite thick, but the cockpit details aren't brilliant either so not really worth worrying about. It's only 1/72 after all.
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The decals were brilliant, btw.


Thanks for looking!

Val

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On 7/11/2019 at 12:47 PM, Adam Poultney said:

Really want to get hold of one of these!

Wonder where they all went...

 

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Nice job Val, did the same kit/scheme/paint last december but being me, went full shiny and up a bleedin' pole🙄 Wasn't the Aclad HSS a dream to spray? Got another do in camo in the next few weeks as well. I'm pretty sure the pile above has self replicated, I counted 6 in the build pile and I've already done one!

 

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Cheers and good to see a fellow Gentleman's Scale modeller in  action!

 

Anil

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A beautiful lookig Spit.  These late marks look great in silver.  The HSS looks excellent.

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7 hours ago, azureglo said:

Wonder where they all went...

 

homebargains.jpg

 

Nice job Val, did the same kit/scheme/paint last december but being me, went full shiny and up a bleedin' pole🙄 Wasn't the Aclad HSS a dream to spray? Got another do in camo in the next few weeks as well. I'm pretty sure the pile above has self replicated, I counted 6 in the build pile and I've already done one!

 

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Cheers and good to see a fellow Gentleman's Scalele modeller in  action!

 

Anil

Thanks Anil, yes it’s a fun little kit which I enjoyed making. And yes, I’ve got to say the Alclad HSS went down really well. First time I’d used Alclad beyond their clears and I was worried after hearing stories, but this colour at least seemed to work great. Love yours as well mate, looks great on the pole!

6 hours ago, Meatbox8 said:

A beautiful lookig Spit.  These late marks look great in silver.  The HSS looks excellent.

Thanks! The Alclad HSS worked great. I used it over Alclad white primer, and didn’t even bother polishing the plastic. I probably should have done as the airfix stuff is textured, but I can recommend the paint!

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Now I have to go down to my Basement and look for my finished F.22. ..

 

I like the way you weathered this Beautiful Little model!

 

...or is it into my Basement? or cellar? You know what I mean….

 

 

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Great builds, I've got one in the stash that I must get around to building

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