Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk. IX early
Cheating on my darling Luftwaffe and having a passionate affair with the Spitfire. This is the Profipak reissue of the early Mk. IX. I think I’ve finally built something that truly qualifies for out-of-the-box! A very fine kit- Fit and surface detail are beautiful, straight forward engineering/parts breakdown, excellent decals, and, I actually completed it in 4-5 weeks instead of months as per usual.
Must work on photography though- My wife’s iPhone 6 is a great camera which does a superb job of revealing a static-dusty canopy and my oh-so-sophisticated old black T-shirt photo backdrop. And, the cheese cutters look huge in the photos…I attribute that to camera shake due to lack of tripod use- in person they look far more subtle (really!)
And… to anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of using MRP paints from Slovenia (distributed in US by Hobby World USA)… WOW! I though Gunze Mr. Color was great. MRP is (pinky-swear) truly airbrush able out of the bottle, desirably translucent (can’t wait to mottle something), and, with NO thinning needed, you can load up the cup and pour what’s left back in to the bottle ’cause you’ve not had to thin it! OK- it’s solved based and fume-ey, so use a vented booth, respirator or otherwise protect the lungs. Not cheap on the face of it, but you get a generous amount in a bottle.
So now that I have almost every RAF colour (STOP IT spellcheck- it’s the Queen’s English!) for WWII… I’ve ordered the New-tooled Tamiya Spitfire Mk. I. But… but Liebchen… the purr of that Merlin and those elliptical wings… have mercy on me!
I’d better order some flowers for my Luftwaffe stash… 😉
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