Recently bought and finished in four days. Scribed fuselage lines and engine section's rivets then attached to wing section with lots of putty. Used masking tape and some wire to made harness. Over floquil's primer, painted white areas, then masked with masking film and tamiya acrylic red applied. Before airbrushing RAF's "mirror" pattern with aeromaster acrylics, covered all national flags and insignias with masking tape. After removing masks, model sealed with Tamiya X-22, and washed with oils paints . After simulating stains etc. with my Badger 150, highlighted all details with napples yellow from windsor newton. Final coat applied using Revell Dullcoat. MG covers made from tamiya masking tape.
"F" sprue was missing in the shrink wraped box, so I had to use MKV type exhaust, e-mailed to company and now waiting for replacements.
Model depicts one of two Spit Mk1A in Turkish Air Force service between 39-40. Fuselage number painted on using tamiya flat black. After inspecting five known photos of this type of plane in THK service, I deleted rear view mirror from canopy installation.
I already build "1" and "2" numbered planes in 1/48, maybe next one will be in 1/24th.
Photos and text © by H.Ufuk Aydiner