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Manuel Magrinho
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Spitfire MK.Ia. Tamiya 1:48

March 14, 2020 · in Aviation · · 20 · 2.6K

Spitfire MK.Ia. Tamiya 1:48

The Supermarine and it's place in Battle of Britain needs no presentation ?

I've always wanted to build a Spitfire in 1:48 and when issue their last one I knew time has arrived.
The kit almost builds itself, with almost no putty needed (and sometimes almost no glue too).
I super detailed the cockpit with some hires, just for fun.

As usual, I used Mr. Hobby Color.
Painting was quite straightforward, with no pre-shading, just some tonal variations and some post-shading. Camo was free hand but reproducing the real scheme.
After decaling, some oils where used.

Hope you enjoy,
Manuel @magrus

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20 responses

  1. Simply lovely Manuel. Thanks for sharing the excellent details that are packed into the cockpit, it's a shame it has to be sealed up.

  2. That is a very nice model of a really good looking aircraft. Great paint and weathering.

  3. Beautiful work and a very realistic result.

  4. The first word to come to my mind "Charming" . I had to sit down Manuel and visit your photos and take everything in and study them to get a good feel for this model of yours.

    Two thumbs up.

  5. An excellent and very realistic job.
    All the best!

  6. Very beautiful Manuel!

  7. Nicely done Manuel, especially like the cockpit detail you added.

  8. Manuel, @magrus
    This is a beautiful build, and it looks simply amazing. This one has everything right ! The paint, the weathering, the grime, additional details, ... Perfect !
    Another nice touch is the original photo of the plane. Having that is like having gold...(or right now a N-95 mask).

    Stay safe my friend... and this too shall pass.

    Two big thumbs up and a "liked".

  9. Another great model Manuel. Óptimo modelo mesmo, parabéns!

  10. Handsome Spit, and the paint and weathering look fabulous!

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