Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Shocking Spitfire - part 3

The latest product of my Winter Aircraft Product is this rather disreputable looking Airfix Spitfire Mk.IX. It's original owner had fairly slapped on the paint and there was an large and unexplained hole in the engine cowling (very accurate flak perhaps?).
After dealing with the damage I applied a basic paint scheme. Even the canopy had to be painted as there was a fair bit of glue on it. Decals were sourced from ther decal box and are (for a change) not the usual JE-J supplied with the kit.
The end result might not look great, but it'll do for gaming purposes and it is rather better than my original Spitfire Mk.IX which was the first kit I built (unsupervised!) as a 6 year old in the early 1970s...


Paul said...

Hmmm, perhaps some putty in the prop holes in the spinner would perk it up a tad.

Well done.

Tim Gow said...

Get real - this thing has had all the fettling it's getting!