Eduard Spitfire Mk. IXe 1/72
Spitfire Mk. IXe, flown (probably) by Maj. Vasiliy A. Matsyevich, the unit commander of the 26th GIAP, Leningrad area, May 1945. There are various theories to the appearance of this peticular Spitfire, this is one of them. (This info is according to the instructions)
First time I used Vallejo Model Color for the whole model. I have recently switched from Humbrol enamels to Vallejo Model Color, and I am quite happy with the switch. The Vallejo Model Color range is excellent for brush painting I think. I also used Panel Wash from Ammo by MIG.
The kit is a Eduard Royal Class edition and was a joy to work with.
I used to think PE parts for a 1/72 was kind of pointless, but I have changed my mind. Even though you can’t see most of them once the kit is finished, I like working with those tiny parts.
For me personally, this build was a bench mark. With this and the u-boat I built just before, I feel like I have really evolved somewhat as a modeler. Finally the visions in my head are starting to come out as I want them to. For me modeling is mostly about the process, I seldom care for the finished work after a while, but that doesn’t mean that I want to get better and improve. There are more visions in my head one might say.
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