This is ZD-F,
"F for Freddie", Spitfire Mk Vb which was flown by the CO of No
222 Sqdn during the winter 1941/1942. It represents the color photo
from the Merlin-engined Spitifre article in
"Wings of Fame", Vol 9, 1997. The colors are unusual in
that the ailerons, top cowling, and right wingtip are mismatched.
There appears to be a lot of overpaint showing in the photo of the real
aircraft, and weathering. It looks quite scruffy, despite it being
the CO's personal aircraft.
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It was an enjoyable build,
the only snag being the propeller spinner which had to be re-engineered
because of the incorrect parts breakdown. The kit spinner (modified) and
prop are shown. I used elevators from Ultracast and drooped them as
you would normally find on a parked Spitfire.
were Testors Polly-Scale acrylic, done with brush and Q-tip.