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Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I in 1:72

December 31, 2016 in Aviation

Hello iModelers, the last day of 2016 brings also my last finished kit for this year. Its the new tool Spitfire from Airfix build oob with the help of seat belts from Extratech.
Paints from Humbrol and Model Master.

This kit was declared ready some days ago but the eye of the camera revealed a rather large gap under the canopy which looked o.K without zoomed 🙁
A picture is showing this and the current line up of finished Airfix kits is also included.
I made some touch ups, filling and sanding around fixed and painted canopies is a challenge and i am not entirely satisfied, anyway.

I wish all members and their family a happy 2017

Bernd

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22 responses to Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I in 1:72

  1. Wow, 1/72! Nice job Bernd, especially in that scale.

  2. The High-Tech method of fixing canopy flaws….Take a bit of Elmer’s (White) glue on a toothpick. Work into seam/crack. Lick little finger, wipe off excess. Keep playing till the crack is filled. Lick fingers again remove any surrounding residue. Allow to dry. Repeat if necessary. The Elmer’s will dry flat and be invisible and hide the cracks.
    It’s already an outstanding model especially in that tiny scale 🙂

  3. I agree with the “tiny scale” folks….I’ve never worked in 72nd (except some of the bigger examples) – 48th scale is small enough for these seven-decade old eyes. Very nice work, my friend…..and is that the SAME match you always use? 🙂

    • Thank you Craig !
      I have mentioned that i can t read stencils in this scale anymore so i need one of these reading glasses with a lamp in it.
      Its the same box, my matchsticks were often cut to be used to apply putty or super glue.

  4. Looks Great Bernd, warts and all.
    A fine collection of Airfix 1/72`s there mate.

  5. Nice job Bernd! I like the weathering.

  6. A classic build sir. looks great.

  7. That’s either a really big match or a very small model !!!!! Looks great my friend. Happy New Year.

  8. A fine finale to 2016, Bernd, and inspiration for 2017, happy new year!

  9. Good looking models Bernd, those gaps filled nicely, happy new year.

  10. She’s a beauty, Bernd! I always love to see other 1/72 projects that are weathered so nicely!

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