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Academy’s “pregnant cat”, a last minute 2019 completion!

Hello, fellas!

This is Academy’s infamous “pregnant cat” I finished yesterday in true “almost OOB” fashion. The interior was dressed up with some Eduard PE bits, as well as Master barrels for the .50 machine guns. I first thought of not using the kit supplied decals and making a “what if” scheme, and to that end painted the spinner black – a trick into making this lady look slimmer…but, after consulting my decal leftovers, there were no suitable options, so black spinner it went.

Of course Airfix’s latest offering looks better than Academy’s chubby version of this hot rod of all Spitfires, but this is, first and foremost, a very pleasurable build, with great fit and good surface detail. Having built this as a teen when it was first released, it sure was fun revisiting it!

I wish you all a merry Christmas and hope we all have a great new year! Cheers!

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10 responses to Academy’s “pregnant cat”, a last minute 2019 completion!

  1. Beauty build my friend.

  2. Nicely done. Not a rivet counter myself, if it says Spitfire on the box and doesn’t look like an F-14 when I’m done, all is good

  3. Real nice ! And, what George said.

  4. I like it !!! A whole lot…………..

  5. Nice Spit! Looks menacing with those bulges.

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