1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Vb 52FG 2FS QP-C

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    #1 ozhawk40, Jun 6, 2011
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    Hi Guys

    I just finished up this one. It's a Tamiya Vb and build more or less straight out of the box. Decals are by Aeromaster and depict a 52nd Fighter Group, 2nd Fighter Squadron aircraft flown by ace Lt Robert C Curtis from Corsica in December 1943.

    Colours are Dark Green and Olive Drab field respray, which is an unusual scheme, but looks great. Profile is taken from "Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs" by Tom Ivie and Paul Ludwig.

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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    Very nicely done Peter !
     
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    Hello,

    well done, original finish, great work.
     
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    NICE Pete!! :)
     
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    Cheers T (and I did fix up the wheel wells - thanks CR and T for pointing that out!), Steph and Andy, appreciated.
     
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    Looks good Peter!
     
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    love it, great job Peter
     
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    With all here, Peter. Well done. :D
     
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    REAL nice bird. I need to add an American Spit to my collection. How well did that kit go together?
     
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    Good work Peter!
     
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    Impressive! Well done indeed!
     
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    Cheers Guys

    Hawkeye, this is the Tamiya Spitty and it goes together very well. I used no filler at all, and only a small amount of sanding. Highly recommended. There are several good decal options out there for American Spitfires too.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Great looking build Peter!
     
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    Oh now that's nice! Love the Spit in U.S. markings! Great good with the weathering and camo!!
     
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    Very, very nice!
     
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    Thanks, I'll pick one or two up
     
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    Very nice work Peter!
     
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    You know I'm starting to like the looks of this one. Don't see to many clipped wing spitfires. Like the colors too.
     
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    Thanks Cory and Tim
     
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    Interesting colors and very solid build! Just wondering, the lower surfaces, are they done in Azure blue?

    I too have a Tamiya Spit V waiting in the wings but I'm still trying to find a suitable color scheme. I too am considering turning it into an American spit operating in the Mediterranean theater and for my build I also insist on doing 'something different' with it. Plenty of 'regular' dark green/dark grey ones around. I always liked the desert schemes as well...gotta find me a sand filter resin bit though, as I have the regular kit w/o the filter. Another option I'm considering is turning it into a seafire MK.II of sorts. I've seen a few interesting 3rd party conversion sets for the Tamiya kit, although it would turn it from 'shake n bake' into a more complicated build.
     
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