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1/48 Hasagawa Spitfire Mk VB Jan Zumbach


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Greetings 

A replacement for one of my donations regarding the 303Sq. I ran across a decal sheet from Third Group Decals regarding Spitfire Mk Vb/c at Old Dominion Contest and off we go. Naturally I had no Mk Vb models in my stash (Inventory). Scored a Hasagawa kit at Heritage -Con and at Canadian prices ūüėÉ.

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Model was mostly out of box except some Eduard Seatbelts . I did add an IFF Antenna from Uschi line and a higher mirror brace. O well, goodbye Basic Kit build.

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Don't look at the drooping gun barrels, I repaired them and had three guys from the model club verify alignment at our monthly meeting last night. The decals were ok except for the wing Insignia which had a smidgeon of white protruding from a section ,ended up having to use some weathering to correct.

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Paints were Gunze all around. GX 114 Flat clear coating for final finish. Oil paints for panel washes and Tamiya weathering colors for dirt and wear. I did try some hairspray techniques in the wing root areas, semi successful . The gunze aqueous Dark Green did not want to vacate the wing . The Gray on the starboard side behaved better.

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Thanks for looking 

Comments always Welcome

Cheers

Bill D.

 

 

 

 

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Very nice, Bill.  I recently got in contact with the granddaughter of a friend of mine.  He was a Polish pilot in the RAF in Spitfires.  She recently sent me a group photo of a flight instructor class he was in, and I hope to see some photos of some of the airplanes he flew.  I towed gliders for him way back when in Truckee.

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