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Charles Whall
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Griffon power! Airfix 1:48 Spitfire FR MkXIVe, 443 Sqn RCAF, Uetersen, Germany 1946

August 4, 2020 · in Aviation · · 10 · 1.8K

Completed for a recent commission. A lovely kit to build with no issues (other than what I caused myself!).

  • Master brass barrels - the kit offerings are an odd shape
  • Exito (printed by Cartograf) 'Sweet Fourteens' decals - amazing!
  • CMK resin pilot
  • Whip aerial made from a toothbrush bristle
  • Montex masks
  • Tamiya, Model Air acrylics
  • Finished with oils and Tamiya weathering pigments
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10  Awesome

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10 responses

  1. Very slick, Charles

  2. Ahhh...Love the growl of a Griffon! Nice job!

  3. That's a very nice looking Spit.

    I know it is sacrilege but I prefer the look of the Griffon powered Spits over the Merlin ones. /runs away/

  4. Great job, Charles.
    I like it a lot!

  5. Lovely looking Spitfire, Charles.
    Nice capture of the rotating propellor.

  6. Not enough pictures to make me happy, but a beautiful job! Love the paint and weathering work.

  7. I can hear the engine! Splendid build!

  8. It really would make me happy if I knew how to add the appropriate sound to this! Well done!

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