Malta Spitfire- Hasegawa 1/48th Mk.Vb/trop Conversion
This model was converted to a Mk.Vc by replacing filling, sanding, and rescribing the wings. A lot. It features Ultracast exhausts, propeller & spinner, wheels, and seat w/Sutton harness. Paints were mixed from Floquil military flats and the decals came from the Victory Productions “Empire Aces” set, which I scored at the 2003 IPMS Nats.
The markings on George Beurling’s aircraft, like most other Malta Spitfires, are a subject of controversy and will probably remain so forever. Based on several photos and those in the book “Malta Spitfire- Diary of a Fighter Pilot” by Beurling and Roberts, I chose to ignore the two-blue scheme depicted by the decal instructions and went with a single blue with hints of the desert camoflage showing through here and there.
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