Spitfire HF Mk.VIII (Eduard 1/48)
Yes, it’s another one boring Spitfire, but I can’t resist (by the way, it’s my 10th Spit ever built). I’ve fell in love with this high-altitude fighter in a non-standard grey/PRU blue painting scheme on the box art, so the kit was bought immediately.
The box contains a well-known Eduard kit, based on theirs Spitfire IX line. In addition to included PE parts I’ve added resin engine cowling, additional PE parts for radiators and a ” LööK” instrumental panel. Assembly was an easy journey, so I’ve focused on my main goal – painting and weathering.
I was trying to represent an aircraft being in heavy use (but still operational). Also, I’m still experimenting with painting techniques – black basing and marbling to make monotonically colored surface looks more “realistic”. In addition to that a lot of oils and weathering pencils were used.
Hope you’ll like it, and thanks for watching!
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