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Peter W

Airfix 1/48th Spitfire Mk.XIV

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Second one finished today and another Airfix 1/48th Spitfire, this time the Mk.XIV. I really am pleased to have one of these in my collection and I enjoyed building it but it just needs a lot of TLC to get a pleasing result. The fit wasn't very good in a few places and it takes time to get it right but it's such a beautiful mark of Spitfire that it's worth the effort. I added the Yahu Instrument panel, Eduard etched belts and the Eduard exhausts along with Xtradecal markings. Painting was achieved with Vallejo/Xtracrylix paints, glossed with future and then all matted down at the end with Xtracrylix matt varnish.

 

On with the picture and, as always, comments welcomed.

 

Pete

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That's a beautiful XIV! Very nice colors and markings, too! Put the XIV and the Mk 1 side by side, and it's hard to imagine they share the same bloodline! 👍👍

Mike

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Lovely job, I really like it in that scheme.

 

Pete

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What a fantastic model, you have created a real stunner there. Great work.

Chris

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Lovely job,...... great scheme too. I`ve just built one myself and have bought another two!

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Superb 

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Another superb build, your painting is awesome!

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Another great Spitfire from an expert.Will try to finish up the rest of my Spitfires just like yours!It's so soothing to the eyes.

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Beautiful.  It doesn't LOOK like it took a struggle! 

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Thank you so much for the lovely comments and ‘likes’ that this build has received, very much appreciated.

 

Pete

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Great work Pete. 
 

Im currently building one of these myself and couldn’t agree with your comments more. 
 

James 

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Very nice..........I am a real fan of the SEAC markings..........proves the RAF was ahead of the pack in adopting low visibility markings !......(yes, I know they were adopted for other reasons but it has the same effect).

 

Great finish and the weathering is spot on from my perspective.

 

Well Done, Sir !

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Really nice Spitfire there Pete, love the scheme too. Great job

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Superb build mate, love everything about it and itching to get mine started properly now, will be happy if it comes out half as well as yours :)

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