This one has been slowly progressing and is now nearly close to being finished. Base kit is Hasegawa, with Cooper Details cockpit, Eduard seat belts, Quickboost exhausts and wingtips, 3D-Kits propellor and wing gun bulges, Master Models barrels, Barracuda resin wheels and the squadron badge is from the Isra squadron badges sheet. All other markings have been masked and airbrushed. Natural metal is Tamiya AS-12 decanted and airbrushed, and mixed with Gunze acrylics to vary the panel tones. Still a bit to do yet.
Kit before paint
Bare metal finish applied. You can mke out the different variations the Gunze makes to the Tamiya lacquer
Roundels masked and painted
Rudder and prop painted, and the one decal applied
So, got the model finished. Here is the only photo you will see of it.
Took it along to club meeting on Tuesday night, was walking to the front entrance and a large gust of wind lifted the model clean out of the box. I was lucky and managed to catch it, but broke off the antenna in the process. Just as I put it back in the box and before I could secure it, a second gust caught it, flipped about a metre and a half onto the pavement, and the model is now in such a state that it can't be repaired. The canopy, tail wheel, pitot and seat were gone, nowhere to be seen. The cockpit came loose inside the fuselage, the instrument panel and main gears broke off, the lower fuselage and wing root seams all split, and the natural metal finish was scratched badly in 4 different areas.
To add that mishap to my Hasegawa 1/72 Cobra which was written off earlier in the year, by careless hobby shop staff, means I've finished 3, but lost 2 for the year.
Sorry to hear about the unfortunate encounter with nature and gravity. She is (was) a good looking Spitfire model. Hopefully President Drumph doesn't read about this... he'll be accusing NZ of having anti-semitic winds!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Craig Sargent