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Tamiya Spit

December 6, 2012 in Aviation

Oh all right….UNCLE. I’ll regale you all with MY less-than-stellar example of what seems to be the trend here of late. That’s right, the venerable 1/32nd Tamiya Spitfire, done up in the exacting scheme of – nothing. I liked those colors and didn’t wanna do the same old ‘ho-hum’ camo, so I grabbed some paint, threw on some letter codes and there ya have it. Nice pilot guy, though.

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16 responses to Tamiya Spit

  1. Ah, I see you hadn’t discovered the colorful “desert scheme.” 🙂

  2. I like it, Craig. Although the purists might consider it sacrilege to deviate from a standard scheme using known markings, I appreciate the freedom of expression in your modeling. That’s a very attractive model, but then I’m a s****r for bluish greys- or greyish blues for that matter. Nice work!

  3. Oh, I discovered it….I just didn’t DO it. I dunno WHAT you’d call this. Maybe it shoulda gone under “what-if”, huh?
    You apparently hold all the Spitfire cards, TC…..so was this ever an ‘authentic’ paint scheme?

  4. I like it Craig, as long as you enjoyed your self than it is a successful build. I don’t particularly like the British schemes myself. I usually only build 1/48th but a friend gave me this kit and I couldn’t wait. Isn’t it just an awesome fun kit to build. I am at the painting point with mine. I hope to be done by early January. Good job Craig, always love seeing those Tamiya Spitfires, such and awesome kit.

    • I’m quite sure it was ‘operator error’, rather than Tamiya’s design team, but I found a fit problem when attempting to get all the cowl pieces to align properly. They still don’t (at least on mine). Thanks for takin’ the time to reply, Walt, I appreciate it.

      • Yes, those cowl pieces are a bit tricky, I found out too late that you shouldn’t glue that forward bulkhead to one side, but instead let it be captured by the two halves of the fuselage. I think it would be tight enough and centered that the cowling would fit better. I found out too late, and as such will be displaying mine with half the cowling on and half off. 😉

      • Those cowl pieces are a PITA. For those thinking of not opening things up, I strongly suggest running some thing Evergreen strip on the upper/lower edges of the side cowling, to increase the “grab area” for the other pieces.

        BTW Craig – don’t take the comment about the desert scheme as a criciticsm. As everyone has pointed out, the object of this hobby is to have fun at it and everyone has their own definition of the meaning of that word.

      • Those cowl pieces are a PITA. For those thinking of not opening things up, I strongly suggest running some thin Evergreen strip on the upper/lower edges of the side cowling, to increase the “grab area” for the other pieces.

        BTW Craig – don’t take the comment about the desert scheme as a criciticsm. As everyone has pointed out, the object of this hobby is to have fun at it and everyone has their own definition of the meaning of that word.

  5. I didn’t take it that way at all, TC….besides, I know how you think!

  6. Hey…..I didn’t say we thought “alike”…I just said I knew how HE thought.

  7. Yes… I like it. I’m not one to hold that a model should always be a reflection of an actual aircraft (for example). There were many, many airplanes made during both wars and I’m sure we don’t know the schemes for all of them. Artistic license always welcome.

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