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John Healy
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1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk. IIPart 2, Completed Model.

January 16, 2016 · in Aviation · · 6 · 3.3K

I finished the model with Humbrol enamels. The camo paints are #29 Dark Earth (with a few drops of white), #163 Dark Green, #90 Sky. Decals were applied after a brushed coat of Future and sealed with more Future. I clear coated it with Testors lacquer clear mixed 5:4:1 (lacquer thinner, dull cote, gloss cote). The antenna is EZ line. I left off the IFF wires because the model is going to a show in November and they complicate cleaning/dusting. I'll add them before the show. The decals represent a Mk.II flown by 340(French) Squadron in early 1941. Interestingly, both kits offered markings for Belfast Telegraph Spitfire Fund machines, Mountains O'Mourne and Armagh being two of seventeen planes purchased by the paper's readers.

This was a fun project on many different levels, highly recommended!

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  1. Nicely finished and photographed, John...I like it a lot.

  2. Great looking Spit - nicely finished.

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