Revegawa 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1
July 19, 2014 in Aviation
My latest build…..
The Revell 1:32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1, in fact it’s a “mongrel” Revell parts and Hasegawa parts in one box sold under the Revell brand.
Let me tell you first that I do not like Spitfires, nor do I like P-51 Mustangs….
well the later models that is. The Mk.1 Spits look okay and so do the A,B,C Mustangs, but that’s all…. they look okay…..
The reason that I’ve build this Spitfire is that suddenly got the strange urge/ craving ( if that is correct English), to build one.
I’ve build the old Revell Spitfire 1:32 in my younger years. (late ’80s in the last century….)
and I wanted to build one again.
Looked for one but the ones I found were sold on e-bay and had to be send from the USA, which means high postal costs and tax as soon it hits Dutch soil…..
So I had to turn to the “newer” Revell kit found here on a local Dutch secons hand site.
The Spit is done in a Battle of Britain “scheme”. The codes provided in the box were not for a BoB plane, so I’ve looked on the Web for BoB Spits and made my own improvisations…
The kit is sprayed with Revell enamels. Camo is sprayed free hand, only used pencil to marke the borders of the green and brown. Kit’s decals were used except for the roundels on the fuselage and underside of the wings, the letter F is cut from a letter H decal, tri-color in tail is sprayed ( blue looks to light on the pics), exhaust stains are sprayed ( rain streaks are done with enamels), Vallejo washes are used.
I’ve shot these pics today and noticed afterwards that I forgot to install the pitot! ( It’s done now.)
The small oil cooler is the wrong shape thanks to the wrong instruction of Revell.
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