1/48 Revell / Monogram Spitfire Mk.II
Inspired by Dimitry’s beautiful 1/72 Airfix Mk1 early Spitfire, I decided to post up one of mine……….
Here’s another “oldie” that I built many years ago. It’s nothing fancy, but it is a Spitfire, and that’s what matters……………….
These kits look decent right out of the box, and with a little extra work, I’m sure they can look even better.
When I built this one, I didn’t have access to the internet. I simply relied on the kit instructions. I didn’t know about the “A” pattern camouflage, or that they even had a mirror image pattern and called it the “B” pattern. I didn’t know about the hard edge since rubber matts were used for spraying, similar to how Curtiss built P-40’s for the RAF. The colors may not be 100 percent correct either, but that’s OK. I had a lot of fun building it………………………
I’m still learning something new about the Spitfire when the opportunity is there. It’s a great plane, and probably the most elegant plane to ever grace the skies.
This one used no filler, (if memory serves me), and it shows along the wing to fuselage joint, along with a few other areas………. I also ended up with a very nasty looking step under the wing, where it joins the fuselage. Had I the chance to build it over again, I would have fixed these areas.
It was sprayed using a Testors “Aztek” air brush. Model Master enamels were used throughout, as were the kit supplied decals. There is some silvering of the decals, probably because back then I didn’t know that a glossy surface was needed to help keep this from happening……………………
As usual, comments are encouraged.
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