AirFix 1:48 Spitfire Mk.Ia
AirFix kits just seems to get better and better. one of their latest is this Spitfire Mk.Ia in 1:48 scale. Detail, shape, and fit are first rate, they just seem to get better and better with each release.
i chose a Battle of Britain Mk.I, in the markings of No.19 Squadron, QV-I, serial No. X4474, flown by Sgt. Bernard Jennings, September 1940. Roundels and Squadron Codes are masked and painted using Maketar Masks. Data stencils are from a HGW Wet Stencil sheet, (brilliant stuff), as are the raised rivets on the aft fuselage. the rest of the airframe was riveted using assorted riveting tools.
Paints are mostly Mr. Color Lacquers and Gunze Sangyo acrylics. Cockpit was detailed using Eduard P.E. sets and assorted wire.
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