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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI TB886 – F/L Bill Harper – No. 421 Squ. RCAF – April/May 1945

Bonjour chers iModelers,

This is my rendition of the excellent Spitfire Mk.XVI by Eduard. The model comes from the dual combo kit "The Rise of the Bubbletops" in the Edu'Art series (The kit includes also a Fw 190 D-9 that I will do later).

Many weathering here, but not as heavy as on the pictures of the real plane, simply because I think it is important to respect a certain scale factor on a reduced model (endless discussion...). Otherwise, the model is excellent, except the top cowl which strangely comes in two parts, which means putty and sanding. I strongly recommend to buy the matching resin part in the Brassin line. The rest is of no comment. Exhaust stacks and wheels are excellent and don't need to be replace by resin parts (my guess).

I hope you like it, and see you soon for a new model.

Cheers!

Stéphane

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14 responses

  1. Beautiful, superb rendition of the bubbletop Spitfire Stéphane.
    A solid build achieve with fine painting work imo. The weathering is always a matter of personal taste and interpretation. Like it a lot!

  2. Well done, Stéphane (@Stelaire). The weathering looks very realistic.

  3. Parfait maquette, Stéphane!
    The weathering is, simply, wonderul!

  4. Tres artistique et bien fait ! I remember reading a British pulp comic book In the 60 ies. about a RAF pilot shooting down a MK-16 in the Fog thinking it was a Me-109. Due to the clipped wings. Memories...

  5. Never enuf Spitfires. Well-done with yours, Stephane. Just right.

  6. Beautiful build of this bubbletop, Stéphane @stelaire
    Great work indeed on the weathering.

  7. Superb weathering job Stephane, a real inspiration!

  8. Very nice work on this model. I particularly like the paintwork.

  9. Beautiful Spitfire !

  10. To all, many thanks for you kind comments!

  11. A beauty - nicely painted and weathered!

  12. Looks fantastic! Clipped wings looks outstanding!

  13. Nice work Stephane - the bubbletop is a nice choice!

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