Spitfire Mk I – Tamiya 1/72
My First Tamiya kit. Figured my skill level was progressing enough to do it justice.
Level of detail for 1/72 blows me away. Really challenges the extremes of my psychomotor skills painting all the tiny cockpit items. Tried to paint every number on the dials.
Fit was also excellent. Only used some Tamiya surfacer to fill in seams - no putty needed which was nice as I didn't have to sand off any of the lovely detail e.g. wing roots.
Pretty happy with the result. Strictly out of the box, except for photoetch seatbelts, unknown brand. EZ line antennae. All paints Tamiya. Had to replace wing roundels after one shredded a bit round the edges.
Out of eight models I've done since rejoining the hobby, four Spitfires. Must keep repeating "there are other planes than Spitfires".
Last photo shows the quartet - all different marks, camo and manufacturers:
Tamiya Mk I, Italeri Mk VII, Airfix Mk IX, Heller Mk. XVI.
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