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Alistair Gauld
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1/72 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IXe.

September 13, 2022 · in Aviation · · 23 · 0.9K

My second build from "The Longest Day" box set.
Having built the first one this was a little easier as I'd got the snags out of the way.
Well, apart from the self-inflicted ones. :blush:

Primed with Neutral Grey,
Painted with ColourCoats Interior Grey Green, Dark Green, Ocean Grey, Medium Sea Grey, RAF/FAA Yellow, Tamiya Flat White, Nato Black, Rubber Black, Buff, Clear Red, Clear Green, Clear Orange, Flat Aluminium.
Washed with Citadel Nuln Oil, Seraphim Sepia and Flory Dark Dirt.
Oils used from Windsor & Newton and Abteilung 502.
Finished with Windor & Newton Galeria Matt and Satin Varnishes.

Thanks for looking,

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23 responses

  1. Nicely applied stripes, in fact, nice applied paintwork all round, Alastair.

    • Thanks very much.
      You wouldn't have said that if you saw it last Friday when I managed to paint six stripes on the wings.
      Go figure I really don't know what I was thinking.


  2. A fine Mk.IXe, Alistair.

  3. Excellent work, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Looking much bigger than 1/72.
    What are those 'barrels' underneath the wings, never saw these kind of items.

    • Thanks so much,
      The barrels are beer barrels.
      This was built as one of the "Beer Run" Spits taking some sustenance to the troops after D-Day.
      Hope that helps,


  4. Excellent and, as usual, fooling the scale, Alistair!

  5. I thought that was some interesting ordnance slung beneath them wings! A great-looking Spit!

  6. Another great Spitfire, Alistair. You’re tempting me to build the Airfix 1/72 Mk. I that I have in the stash.

  7. You could have said that was a 1/48 model and I would believe you. Very nice work on this Alistair. You made the most of a very nice kit to turn out a tremendous model.

  8. @alistairfgauld, Very fine work Alistair! 🍻 I hit that "like" button mate, and meant it too. Great looking Spit in any scale sir! 😃

  9. Well done, Alistair (@alistairgauld). The detail on it makes it look more like a 1/48 scale build. Paintwork is very nice, especially the stripes.

  10. Beautiful work, fantastic job on the finish, she’s a great looking Spitfire.

  11. Great job on this Alistair ,she could easily pass for 1/48 , those stripes turned out nicely , I've done them a few times and they are tricky , the beer barrels are so British !

  12. Nice work Alistair.
    D-day was it, and still is to me .

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