Sunday, 5 October 2014

1/48 Spitfire PR XIX

For my next model I wanted a quick and simple build that would not be too taxing.  I recently purchased some Airfix models and one of those kits was the 1/48 Spitfire PR XIX.  With its attractive box art the kit had been calling me to build it since it arrived but, I had promised I would not start any more models until I had finished some that are sitting on the shelf of doom.  I could resist no longer I finished my Airfix 1/48 Spitfire PR XIX in record time, just a mere three days from start to finish! This was due in part to my interest in this aircraft and the kit being excellent.  For a full in box review click on this link: Airfix 1/48 Spitfire PR XIX review

The kit was a dream to build with only a smear of filler needed were the rear of the wing meets the fuselage, which is common on most single engine piston fighters. The only addition I made to the kit was a set of photo etch seat belts form Eduard and some decals for the instruments and placards  in the cockpit form the spares box.  I decided to cut out the access panel as per the instructions so that the camera bay was visible. I wanted the aircraft to be clean so I gave the model a slight post shade and very little weathering. 

I also tired out Humbrol acrylics and was pleasantly surprised with how well they airbrushed, so I will now be getting some more!

1 comment:

  1. I found your build while researching-Superb work! I really like the way you have painted and weathered the model.


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