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Geoffrey Abreu
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1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Vb Trop

October 8, 2018 · in Aviation · · 10 · 1.8K

Vb Trop. I was going through my stash and found this kit partially built with the cockpit mostly painted. I guess you can say it came from the shelf of doom. I realized I did not have a American Spitfire in my collection so now I do. The model depicts the aircraft flown by Captain Frank Hill of the 309th FS when he was CO at La Senia, Algeria in 1943. The only things added were the internal rear view mirror and some "Superfabric" seatbelts. Painted with MRP paints and weathered with pastels and silver pencil. Squadron/aircraft codes and personal markings are from Kagero and the roundels were sourced from a Aero Master sheet.

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  1. Great job! I would have thought it was a larger scale.

  2. Very nice Spit and story!

  3. I love these desert Spitfires and especially with that beautiful blue underside - the contrast is stunning. Great job, Geoffrey. Like it a lot.

  4. Very neat Spit! The american roundels looks particularly great on the RAF desert scheme.

  5. Nice...Robert said the same thing I wuz thinkin'. 🙂

  6. "American Spitfire" - now there's a phrase you don't hear everyday ?

  7. Great looking Spit! Love the desert camo, and with US markings it makes for an even more interesting result.

  8. Nicely done Geoffrey, looks good.

  9. Geoffrey, that is one really sweet bird. Remarkable execution in 1/72. Kudos!

  10. VERY nice, Geoffrey! Thanks for sharing!

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