Spitfire Mk. IX 312. sqd, 1/48

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  • 1/48, Martin Dytrych, RAF, Spitfire, WW2
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  • Martin Dytrych said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    This is my very first highly detailed build. I have got almost all addons to this kit, available on the market.
    I have got brassin cockpit, engine, gun bays, photoetched flaps, metal canons and masks.
    I want to put this all together to get beautiful Spitfire of one of our most famous pilots – Tomas Vybiral. The choice was easy – it is czechoslovak pilot, born in Slovakia and he was flying for some time in Nitra, where I currently live.
    I started with very nice cockpit, I have just added few wires and nothing else is needed from my point of view.
    I will only add more wires on upper sides in cockpit, which are not made from brassin, so details level is lower there.
    Painting:
    1. airbrush – green -> dark shade -> light shade -> light gray to make higher contrast.
    2. brush – painting details with Vallejo collors.

    4 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • david leigh-smith said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Martin, I think this is not your first highly detailed kit. It may be your first with all the possible aftermarket details but I can tell you, your builds are masterpieces of detail. In fact, your Avenger inspired me to hunt down and buy the Accurate Miniatures kit (from the Enterprise at Truk). I thought the photoshop experiment in that build was exceptional in idea and execution.

    The Mk IX is my favourite Spitfire so looking forward to seeing you work on this.

  • Craig Abrahamson said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    I’d venture to say the after-market goodies cost way more than the kit itself (by the way, which kit is it?). And I agree with David (twice)…..that Avenger was excellent!

  • paul teixeira said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Martin, look forward to this build. I have been wanting to build the same model.

  • Martin Dytrych said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Well, I won some big discount. Therefore it was a bit cheaper. It was still 2x as much as the kit, cca 70 Eur in total. Kit is Eduard overtrees.

  • Martin Dytrych said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    In my build schedule, there is still waiting Bf-110G4 and F4U-1A Corsair to be built with open engines and guns… and maybe something more.

  • david leigh-smith said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    You just don’t see enough 110’s – can’t wait to see what you do with that!

  • Greg Kittinger said 4 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Looking forward to it! And as David mentioned, the Bf 110 is one of my fav’s, so I can’t wait to see that also!

  • Martin Dytrych said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Cockpit is almost done, I took few pictures before closing. Brassin cockpit is truly amazing, it looks full of details, and from some distance it is very hard to believe it is not a live thing 🙂
    I have just to add seat belts and gyro gunsight and that’s it.
    I will also cut off the engine part of the fuselage before getting it together – it would be easier to cut it off now.

    6 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • david leigh-smith said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    That’s a hell of an office, Martin. Seriously, are those REAL lightening holes in 48th scale? I’m seriously impressed and if I were you I’d do another of those photoshop sessions before you button her up!

  • Martin Dytrych said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    For sure it came to my mind 🙂 I am not decided yet, we will see. Here the cockpit is half open and many things you can see even after the build is finished.

  • Martin Dytrych said 1 month ago:

    After some other projects done I came back to my Spitfire and (almost) finished engine. Some etched parts – the frame – will be added in later phase of the build. I coud damage them during painting, so I put them aside. I have already started gun bay. The engine was truly complicated and things will go much faster from now.

    8 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • david leigh-smith said 1 month ago:

    Beautiful Merlin, Martin!

  • Martin Dytrych said 1 month ago:

    Thanks, David. I am glad it is done and it looks better than expected (than I was afraid of).
    However, I feel much more confident to strip down a bit F4U Corsair and Bf-110, which kits I have in my queue.

  • david leigh-smith said 1 month ago:

    I’ve been looking forward to that Zerstörer for a while and hoping to see it on your bench soon. As I’ve said before, it’s actually a classic aircraft that you rarely see built (especially here). I think the Merlin looks great, more like 32 than 48.

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