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Airfix 1/48 Spitfire IX

My philosophy with this kit was to build it as best I can from the bits in the box, no external help whatsoever. However if you get the Aeroclub update bits you can make quite a fine model. I will probably use a replacement canopy, since I want the canopy open.

 
This view attempts to show how much I have reduced the thickness of the wing, it is still a little over-scale but not too bad.

 

 
Cannon bay bulges

 

 

slightly thinned tail feathers.

 



 

 

The shape is now quite pleasing, beginning to look good enough! Do the exhausts stick out too far still?

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The first spray of RAF Ocean Gray is on, using my (now precious) stock of Aeromaster Acrylics. This is my preferred masking tape and blu-tak sausage method of RAF Camouflage
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The hard work is beginning to pay off, it looks quite good - if you squint!

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