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Another Airfix kit has found its way onto my building board, but this time in the guise of their re-tooled 1/48 Mk.22/24 Spitfire. The kit builds very nicely without any major issues, but the canopy could have done with being bought up to date as it’s far too thick and on my example it was crazed all over. Not wanting to spend money on extras it was simply built out of the box with the addition of just a couple of scratch built parts, ie. the aerial under the starboard wing, seat belts and rudder trim tab actuator. Exhausts , pitot probe and cannons were drilled out and the three lights under the fuselage were painted with Tamiya clear colours and backed with aluminium foil to make them more prominent. The scheme I chose was that of 607 Sqdn.’s entry into the Cooper Air race of 1948 and because of this the weathering was kept very light as the aircraft would most likely have been specially cleaned for the event. Paints are Tamiya acrylics with Humbrol lacquers and a small amount of pastels and oils added for the weathering.
Constructive criticism always welcome chaps. :yes: 









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To my mind, the Mk.22 is among the most attractive of the Spitfire variants. Your model does it true justice. Very well done!

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