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Alistair Gauld
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Sword 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk.IV – AA810 – Sandy’s Spitfire.

August 9, 2021 · in Uncategorized · · 28 · 2K

As I couldn't sleep this morning I thought I'd stick this up. It needs a few finishing touches but is ostensibly done.

This beautiful kit was brought to my attention by a friend and is a limited edition sold by AA810 more here.
I am in no way involved or affiliated with this charity I just thought it was a worthwhile one.

Primed with UMP Grey,
Painted with ColourCoats Interior Grey Green, PRU Blue, Extreme Metals Aluminium and Tamiya Rubber Black.
Finished with Windsor and Newton Satin Varnish.
It was an OOB build apart from some Kitsworld seatbelts.

As you can see not only was Sandy one of the incredible PRU Pilots but was also one of the Fifty murdered by the Gestapo after the Great Escape.
To me this makes this an important kit to remember these brave people.

A fun kit to build with no major issues.

Thanks for looking,

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28 responses

  1. This is a nice PRU Spitfire, Alistair!
    Nice to hear that the Sword kit builds well.
    A great tribute to Sandy.

  2. @alistairfgauld Fantastic Spitfire! Few days ago I read about High Altitude Spitfires, and painting shemes. Did you used aftermarket decals? Did you cut of short wing tips and fit oval wing tips?

  3. Alistair, this is a great Spit you've done. Plus, it's part of a really great project to recognize some REAL heroes who never got much ... if any ... recognition.

    Well done, Sir!

  4. Very nice - looks great in the PRU scheme.

  5. Nicely done, yes the PRU scheme looks great on this Spitfire.

  6. Beautiful build, Alistair.
    Scheme is indeed very nice.
    I saw a real one with this scheme in Duxford, 2019, really beautiful.

  7. Very nicely done, Alistair (@alistairfgauld). 1/72 Spits are really small, so your attention to detail on this build is awesome.

  8. A great job, thanks for the history connection.

  9. Nice work Alistair!

  10. @alistairfgauld what kind of mask for painting canopy did you use?

  11. Hi @Lls Sorry for the late reply.
    I used Humbrol Maskol.

    Hope that helps.

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