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Spitfire VIII 417 Sqn RCAF, 1/72


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Hi everybody,

my latest completion: a Spitfire VIII, 417 Sqn RCAF in Italy. The kit is the Eduard Weekend-edition (although it took me much longer than a weekend). The kit is gorgeous and a pleasure to build, but I guess you know this already. There are not even expensive nowadays (in Euro at least).

The decals are from various Xtradecal sheets. I had wanted to built AN-M ever since I first saw a picture of it literally decades ago in "Spitfire at War". The gun barrels are after-market brass items, but I don't think they make a big difference. The plastic parts from the kit are probably just as good. 

Thanks for looking!

 

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31 minutes ago, Hairtrigger said:

Gorgeous....   Base works really sets it off.

Thanks, it's one of the first bases where I used a static grass applicator. It really makes a difference when working with static grass, but wearing rubber gloves is recommended to avoid (harmless) electric shocks.

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I really like the little Spitfire, very nicely painted and built. What about the antenna wire? Did you lose your temper there? I know not a nice job to fiddle with.Udo.

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Sir! That is pure beauty! Well done!

 

 

50 minutes ago, Jabo31 said:

I really like the little Spitfire, very nicely painted and built. What about the antenna wire? Did you lose your temper there? I know not a nice job to fiddle with.Udo.

 

Are you sure this aircraft had an aerial wire? 

 

 

 

 

Chris

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49 minutes ago, dogsbody said:

Are you sure this aircraft had an aerial wire? 

Not really, but someone will have the solution. It would be interesting if the wire is installed.

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10 minutes ago, Jabo31 said:

Not really, but someone will have the solution. It would be interesting if the wire is installed.

Actually, I don't know. However, I can't see any on most photos, so even if there is a wire, it is likely too thin to be visible from a distance. Therefore, any thread or stretched sprue would be over-scale in 1/72. Of course, it is a matter of taste. Currently I am working on a Canberra and on this plane the wire is quiet visible, so I am considering adding one to the model. It always depends...

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