Eduard 1:48 Spitfire Mk. IXc
Much has been written about the Eduard Spitfire and the history of Spitfires by better men then I so i’ll spare you all.
I modeled Spitfire ML296, 312 (Czech) Squadron, RAF, August, 1944. I painted most of the markings, Roundels, codes, etc., using the kit decals for data and personal markings.
For the most part a well engineered kit. Underwing radiators are a press fit, upper cowling is a precise fit allowing you to paint the airframe then install the exhaust (which by the way i feel are a bit over engineered).
I used the Brassin resin cockpit and exhausts. the exhausts fit well, their only real advantage over the kit exhaust are the weld detail. The Cockpit is a whole other story. i found my left side wall warped after i installed it, causing fit problems with the lower wing. Though it may have been me. I strongly suggest reading and rereading the instructions.
Paints are by MR. Color. I used there Late War RAF color set though i did mix 330, British Dark Green BS381c/641 with the sets Dark Green for some variation in hues. Sky fuselage band and spinner are #26, Duck egg Green. Chipping is with PrismaColor silver pencil, post shading with the standard “Wauchop” mix of heavily thinned Tamiya Red Brown and Nato Black. Panel line washes are a neutral gray artist oils and some heavy use areas getting a dark brown artist oil wash
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