Sunday, 2 July 2017

new 1:32nd scale Revell Spitfire IXc - build review (6) PV 270 "AL"




Decide to deploy the flaps down (only two positions on the Spitfire, 'up' and 'down') and then realised after the upper surfaces scheme was finished that I'd need to show the 'flap indicators' out. Which involved some drilling and cutting of my nice and freshly painted wing. And unable to find any suitable decals for the sky-coloured codes of my chosen scheme, I thought I'd have a go at masking and painting my own, after all 'A' and 'L' aren't going to be too difficult to mask up and paint, are they ?. My third attempt gave me something I'm more or less happy with ..at least you can do this sort of stuff in 32nd scale..by the way the kit decal codes are hopelessly 'green'..


and, below, gear on. Stance looks OK-ish to me  - but I'm not liking the size/shape of those gear doors. Stuck now.



below; my model to be finished as the Brendon Deere's NZ Spitfire IX restoration 'PV 270'  in the markings of his uncle WC 'Al' Deere, Biggin Hill Wing, 1943. Avery Little photo here




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