Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb ,Tamiya 1/48th, RAF WWII
Just one more Spitfire, in fact it has been an incredible year for this mark. New kits, different variations, and we still have 4 months to go. This will be the last one for awhile for me though. This is the Tamiya Mk.Vb kit #61035 molded in a tan plastic. Typical Tamiya quality in detail and assembly. I had started out in building it with the Volkes style tropical filter but didn’t care for the markings that I had for this version. Since I had the excellent Victory Spitfire decal sheet, and I have always wanted to build Ft/L Ian Gleeds AB502 Spit in the tropical scheme. I decided to do this also a little suggestion by our amazing Editor helped a little as well. I like the clipped wing variant with the Aboukir filter. Using Aeromaster Acrylics, of Dark Earth over Middlestone, with the under surfaces Azure Blue. The scheme is not a standard RAF scheme that Gleed had on his aircraft. This was the plane that Gleed was shot down in on 16 April 1943 over the Cap Bon area of Tunisia. Now that I am finished with this very good Tamiya kit. I will look into the other available kits especially from Airfix. I have this wonderful Spitfire decal sheet from Victory Productions. First time ever I used more than one set of markings off a decal sheet. So far I have used 3 different ones. I am really interested in the new Airfix kits and the Eduards as well that have some great reviews. Thanks for viewing.
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