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Jeremy Millan
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1/48 Airfix Spitfire Mk.V

May 27, 2021 · in Aviation · · 16 · 1.9K

Mk.V painted with Tamiya and Mr. Color paints, weathered with oils and chalk pastels. I painted the markings and exhaust stains and no decals were used because I didn't have any lol. The markings for this plane are fictional. I had some problems getting the kit to fit properly, ended up with a big wing root gap. The gas tank cover cowl didn't line up either, had to do a lot of sanding and filling, still far from perfect. I used this kit as practice for the Tamiya Spit that I intend to build later. Thanks

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  1. That's a great-looking Spit, despite the fit issues. Well done.

  2. Fantastic build of this Spitfire, Jeremy.
    It was a pleasure to follow your building thread.

  3. All good in the end, Jeremy!

  4. Nice result. The masked markings are impressive.

    A hint for those building the Airfix Spitfires: if you take some Evergreen sheet and use it to put in some reinforcement/guides inside, the tank will go on without a hassle - if you're careful in cleaning up all the mating surfaces, it will even go on without using filler anywhere. (took me many of these kits to figure that out, once I did, it's a breeze)

  5. Love your result, my friend @jmillan: a nicely built, painted and weathered Spit!

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    Lis said on May 27, 2021

    great model!

  7. Thnx for the comments guys!

  8. Wonderful outcome! I really enjoy looking at this gem!

  9. Really liking the exhaust stains and the plane overall, it turned out great

  10. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 )
    A very respectable work done on this model Jeremy.
    The weathering looks very good and those exhaust stains are stunning, very nice work.

  11. Very prettily painted. Look forward to seeing your Tamiya Spit.

  12. Outstanding weathering. Bravo!
    I am working on a Mk. XVI, heavily weathered too. Your model will be of a great inspiration ?

  13. The sprayed on markings make the model. Excellent job!

  14. Very nice build, a very impressive looking Spitfire.

  15. Nice work, Jeremy. Spitfires got some pretty harsh weathering while defending Britain in those days. Your weathering looks very authentic. Great work on the exhausts as well as the streaking. Overall, a fine build.

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