Recently I completed an Arii Spitfire Mk VIII. The MkVIII is my favorite
version of the Spitfire and as fate would have it, there was this one waiting in my stash of unbuilt kits. It was the first time I had made extensive use of paper masks for the camouflage pattern. It’s a fairly simple kit that goes together with little drama.
From what I found on the internet, this Spitfire was completed at the end of the war in Europe, so it was created up and sent to Australia. The war was about over when it arrived, and was sold after the war, still in the crate, for I believe $25 . It was many years before it found a forever home in the UK and was restored and is still flying today.
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