1/48 Airfix Spitfire MK XIV
Here is Airfix's 1/48 Spitfire MK XIV built out of the box with no modifications. Overall it's a nice build experience with the exception of the fit of the "saddle" forward of the windscreen which was terrible and had to be feathered into the rest of the model with lots of putty and sanding.
I wrecked one on the wing roundels and had to order a mystery replacement online. The color of the replacement didn't match the kit decals and I accidently applied the roundels to far forward. Oh well things don't always go the way you plan in this hobby.
I finished the Spitfire with Vallejo acrylics, Tamiya weathering powder, panel liner, and artist oils. I tried a new technique for chipping that I am pleased with and looks much more subtle than my normal sponge technique. For the second build in a row I used free hand for the camo.
Happy with the result despite the self inflicted mistakes, learned some new things, and had fun along the way.
2 additional images. Click to enlarge.