1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXc
This is 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXc finished with the markings of ML296, DU-N flown by F/Lt Otto Smik, No. 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, North Weald AB, Late August, 1944. Eduard s Profipack kit was the prize of iModeler Best in Show – August 2013.
Cockpit built OOB and painted to RAF cockpit green. Pilot seat painted to backallite color as usual . Flare rack on seat omitted later which was added in the beginning due to Eduard s instruction sheet (Thanks to Tom Cleaver for the warning)
Painting done with Gunze Sangyo and Tamiya acrylics. Decals are from the box, they are beautiful except for the Czechoslovak national insignia under the canopy. White base color under the insignia seems very obvious. It s possible to replace it with an accurate one in the future.
Wheels replaced by old (and wise) “Cooper Details” Spitfires 4 slots wheels.
Finally this bird finished after applying a matt coat from Gunze Sangyo and some weathering issues.
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