1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk.IIa “The Borough of Lambeth / Bette”
This is 1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk.IIa finished with the markings of P8088 NK-K “The Borough of Lambeth / Bette” flown by Lumsden of 118sq based at Ibsley Hampshire in May 1941.
Revell’s newly tooled Spitfire Mk.IIa needs a lot of corrections and modifications though it’s a new generation.
I have started from the cockpit as usual. Cockpit modified by:
– Eduard PE instrument panel
– Barracudacast cockpit detail set
– Barracudacast seat
Reinforcement plates existing on the upper and lower surfaces of the wings deleted.
The shape of the wheel bulges on the upper surfaces of the wings are not correct. I have deleted and replaced them by the parts from my spare box
Size of the bulges on the cowling is not accurate. Inaccurate parts are deleted and replaced by the accurate ones from my spare box.
Size of Coffman starter blister is not accurate. I have used Hasegawa’s part.
Yes this kit still needs some more corrections or modifications which are as follows
– Eagle part oil cooler
– Barracudacast Radiator and fabric ailerons
– Barracudacast wheels
– Barracudacast pilot access door.
– Quickboost exhausts
– Department of correction Mk.II propeller and spinner
Painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics. Lower surfaces painted to RAF sky, upper surfaces to RAF Dark green and Dark earth.
Decals are from Xtradecal X32053 set.
You can see the construction story till painting phase at the following WIP link:
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