1/48 Nichimo Spitfire Mk.IX

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    #1 fubar57, Oct 6, 2013
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    This started as serious build, but when I put the plastic up against scale plans, absolutely nothing lined up and I wasn't sure what Mark it was. Usually I'm not a rivet counter, but it was the rivets that threw me off. Bazillions of over-scale rivets(Notice the starboard roundel). Back in the box she went for a few years until I happened upon a photoshop site that was having a contest "What if zebras were in charge of painting" Along side the zebra striped White House, Pyramids and such was a zebra striped spitfire. Once built and painted, my youngest daughter fell in love with it and wanted it. A new snag hit when the clear parts wouldn't fit and so it sat for about 4-5 years. With my present GB spitfire, I found a canopy that would kinda, sorta fit, another model gave me the windscreen(wrong type) and I sawed apart the Nichimo clear parts for the rear piece. May I present a fictitious South African squadron hack, coded ZB*A.

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    Geo
     
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    Very cool George, I like it. Nice job sir!:thumbright:
     
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    Ha!
    Nice job George!
    Those old Nichimo kits are a hand full, to be sure.
    I have a "Jake" Japanese floatplane in the build rotation, and I totally feel your pain.
    Great job on the sows ear to silk purse idea though.
     
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    Thank you gentlemen. This was my inspiration.......

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    Neat !
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    Thank you guys.

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    Great stuff Geo!
    Just think though, when that kit was first released, it was acceptable! I've just been looking at the Nichimo Hunter F6 I built many years ago, long before Academy were even heard of with their Hunter kits. It needed a lot of work to get it to even look like a Hunter, and I remember the fuselage plastic being about 1/8th of an inch thick!
     
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    Sacrilegious but well done.
     
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    Yes, Zebras all over Africa are complaining. They'd never go out wearing a bright yellow roundel ring with black tyres, it's so last year!!
     
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    That is a cool scheme George :thumbright:
     
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