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Alistair Gauld
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Revell 1/72 Spitfire Mk Vb

December 5, 2021 · in Aviation · · 18 · 1.8K

What can I say, not a bad little kit.
It went together quite well with minor scraping and filling.
Built OOB the only additions were a small piece of brass tube for a short shot in the cockpit and scrap photoetch for the rear view mirror.

Primed with Neutral Grey
Painted with ColourCoats Internal Grey Green, Medium Sea Grey, Ocean Grey, Dark Green, FAA Yellow and Sky Type S, Tamiya Nato Black, Rubber Black and Flat Aluminium.
A little sponge chipping, Oil weathering, Flory Dark Dirt, Citadel Nuln Oil and Seraphim Sepia washes.
IFF wires - Uschi Van Der Rosten Rigging Thread.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Matt and Satin Varnish.

Quite pleased with this one as I thought I'd initially overdone the weathering but the final matt coat knocked it all back nicely.
Oh and I have straightened the tail wheel. It comes connected to the Port fuselage half.
It's a miracle that I didn't break it during the build.

Thanks for looking,

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18 responses

  1. It is always a pleasure to see your excellent builds, Alistair, this time with Spitfire done in the green/gray scheme. Indeed the weathering came out perfect.
    Well done!

  2. great plane from 303 squadron!

  3. I never met a Spitfire I didn't like. A easy rabbit hole to fall into. The small scale kits don't have to be a epic build and can offer a quick set up for painting the canvas with the final resulting being "pleasing."

    Two thumbs up Alistar.

  4. Nice job, it’s a great looking Spitfire! ?

  5. Beautiful build, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Great Polish Spitfire and the added rear mirror is superb.

    • Thank You very much.
      The kit didn't have the extended mirror used on this Spitfire, so, I just put a couple of bits of scrap
      photoetch together and it seemed to work.


  6. Jan Zumbach himself would like this model, Alistair @alistairfgauld. Beautiful result with this. I like it a lot.

  7. Nice work, Alistair. I forgot Revell had a 1/72 Spitfire Vb.

  8. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    A very befitting Spitfire model of a 303 squadron aircraft.
    Nice work on the camouflage Alistair.

  9. That's a handsome little Spit - paint and weathering look really good!

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