1/72 Eduard Spitfire HF Mk VIII
This is the 1/72 Eduard Spitfire HF Mk VIII. The markings are for SAAF No 1 Sqn, the "Billy Boy Squadron" Trigno, Italy, March 1944. It started off as a weekend edition kit but I added a Eduard Zoom set (the PE rearview mirror tested my eyesight!), Eduard Brassin wheels, cowl and exhaust and turned brass Master Barrels. The model was painted using MRP paints. My only complaint is that the markings were printed out of register and some had to be sourced from a Xtradecal sheet. It was a great kit and I have several more 1/72 Eduard Spits in the stash that will definately be built. It is one of the more colorful Spitfires in my collection and the addition of this one makes 12 Spitfires in my display case!
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