1/72 SAAF Spitfire Vc
I saw this Airfix kit at the hobby shop and noticed it had South African Airforce markings, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
This is the first time I've used an airbrush, the first model I've weathered with oils and my first 1/72 Spitfire. I really enjoyed the build and have a new found respect for the guys that build ww2 era models in 1/72!
It's not perfect but definitely learned a lot with this one and most importantly, I enjoyed it.
This Spitfire belonged to 2 Squadron "The Flying Cheetahs", which is arguably SAAF's most famous squadron. It is also the only active fighter squadron today, flying the SAAB Gripen.
SAAF 2 squadron flew the following during WW2:
Gloster Gladiator II
Tomahawk IIB June 1941 – May 1942
Kittyhawk I April 1942 – June 1943
Kittyhawk III June 1943 – July 1943
Supermarine Spitfire Vc July 1943 – March 1944
I've attached some photos of the actual aircraft in action. I did notice afterwards I should have built this variant with 4 cannons and not 2. I'll try some new weathering and painting techniques on models to come. However, I'm pretty happy with the outcome considering.