Tamiya(?) 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Vb
I have no idea when I made this Spitfire, or even what kit I used for it, but I bet it was at least fifteen years ago and I think it’s likely I used a Tamiya kit. I am quite sure I used Ultracast control surfaces but that’s where the memory fades…
I was pleasantly surprised that it still existed when we went back to Canada last year, my father-in-law must have had a soft spot for it because he’d kept it all these years.
Looking at it now, I wish I’d made a better job of it; I messed up the way the serial is marked up in the fin, for some reason thought the rudder and elevators were white, and missed the RAF roundels on the upper wings completely (but strangely put them on the underside). I like the base paint job but it’s crying out for weathering and texture.
Given the opportunity I’d fix it because the overall build and paintwork looks to be quite decent, but the model is still in Canada and I’m back in Australia. At the end of the day though, it’s an NMF Spitfire and it still looks nice.
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