The Spitfire of the Imperial War Museum
Prior to the Telford trip with Martin I got this beauty in front of the lens at London Imperial War Museum.
It looks as if they had taken her from the airfield, cleaned her a bit here and there and hung her from the ceiling in all its beauty.
I thought I must share this with you and tried to capture the wear and tear as good as possible with the iPhone. Most modelers depict the step marks at the wing roots but please also note the chipping at the belly and the rudder and the rubbed down tail ring.
After 70 years the paint still shows some degree of gloss, though not at all areas. Quite surprising to me.
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