Battle of France/Battle of Britain Group Build – Tamiya 1/72d Spitfire Mk.I
November 24, 2014 in Aviation
Finally finished this morning, Not much to tell that wasn’t in the WIP blog.except for the propeller. I took Seamus’s advice and used the “PropBlur” brass parts to make a mask the
airbrushed the prop on to a clear disk. The yellow is a colored marker.
Also a big thank you to Simon and Lady Rose for posting their trouble with the kit decals. I salvaged mine with a coat of MicroScale decal fluid, otherwise this probably would have never been finished for lack of decals.
Weathering was done with oils and pastels.
Just for grins I also built up the “PropBlur” blade on spinner made from a drop tank.
I painted the blades silver then misted thin coats of black along the leading edge of the blade. I intended to go back and shoot more silver on the trailing edges, but everybody I showed it to liked the clear disk better. Here it is still in a “roughed it” state