I recently finished a Spitfire Mk9c. This aircraft wears French markings during a war in Indochina. It's the Hasegawa kit in 1/48th scale.
I used different aftermarket parts: CMK interior set: its absolutely marvellous with a very good fit and perfectly cast.
I also used different Ultracast resin parts: propeller and nose cone, exhaust pipes, wheels, wing bulges and control surfaces. The overall cost is a bit expensive, but they really add to the pleasure when building this kit.
Eventually I removed paint with a scalpel blade on walking and maintenance areas.
The decals come from a Carpena sheet and took liters of Microset to conform to the panel lines. A perfect gloss base was absolutely needed for them or else one would find a granny's skinned decal once dry! But these decal have an absolute merit: they exist! French spits decals are rare!
I hope you'll like it
For any comment or question, feel free to contact me via my mail or my website: http://fancherello.free.fr
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