Tamiya Spitfire Mk.XVIe 1/32 – An Aircraft Against Tyranny
Built by a German who loves the aircraft that kept us from wearing uniforms and doing parades from morning to nightfall. An aircraft against barbarism and tyranny. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. A design object with perfect proportions, slender, lissom, a poem of an aircraft, filled to the brim with fame. Medium sea grey, dark sea grey, dark green, classic RAF set-up.
Yes, another Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire. All is said.
I wanted the paint to be as flat as possible. Testors Model Master plus some very thin layers of Revell Nr. 2.
Decent weathering, still far from the junk yard side of the line. The complete absence of glossy coats inhibits extensive use of washes as excess material could not be polished off. Therefore dark and brown dirt have been sprayed alongside the joints. Not one decal. All numbers and signs are sprayed using the amazing masks from Montex.
Two months, some hours per day. My first model since twenty years. A trial still, the good one is yet to come. Charles Whall’s and Chris Wauchop’s models have been the inspiration.
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