Nichimo 1:48 Spitfire Mk.IX(?)
This started as serious build, but when I put the plastic up against scale plans, absolutely nothing lined up and I wasn’t sure what Mark it was. Usually I’m not a rivet counter, but it was the rivets that threw me off. Bazillions of over-scale rivets(Notice the starboard roundel). Back in the box she went for a few years until I happened upon a photo-shop site that was having a contest “What if zebras were in charge of painting” Along side the zebra striped White House, Pyramids and such was a zebra striped spitfire. Once built and painted, my youngest daughter fell in love with it and wanted it. A new snag hit when the clear parts wouldn’t fit and so it sat for about 4-5 years. In the spares box I found a canopy that would kinda, sorta fit, another model gave me the windscreen(wrong type) and I sawed apart the Nichimo clear parts for the rear piece. May I present a fictitious South African squadron hack, coded ZB⦾A. In hindsight, darker decals should have been used
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