I attached a seatbelt of third parties, decided not to put a figure. The cockpit panel is difficult to paint with a raised mold and there is no decal, emphasize a part of the outline with washing in white.
A light on the underside, a polyhedron cut clear part reflects the light and it glows beautifully. Since the interior becomes dark after completion of assembly, I do not know the effect, but I hope the light will look natural.
I was checking the inventory of aircraft colors with a compatibility table of Humbrol and Creos, I thought I had a special color set, there was only an aircraft color of the Mediterranean operation. Humbrol medium sea gray is almost equal to the Creos #335 and Humbrol dark green is Creos #330. I have no choice but to buy the Creos Ocean Gray, recently it seems that there is no stock in my favorite shops. It is useless to buy a set of three colors for one color, so there are Tamiya options as well.
After all, I could mix with Creos #13 Neutral Gray 80% and Creos #14 Navy Blue 20%, so I will proceed with the Creos mixed color at hand. I want Creos to sell one color at a time, without selling it in a special color set.
When I bought this plastic model, I thought that I wanted to make a Spitfire again, I wanted to make it with a kit of Airfix, the country where Spitfire was manufactured. It was impulse buying. When I came home and noticed it was a type that the main wing ends were notched. Personally, I prefer a round tip.
The main wing edge is cut off, is there not navigation lights? It seems there were some aircraft with no navigation lights… There was not at all in the painting instructions of Airfix. Because there are many caution decals for the WWII reciprocating fighter, it took time to paste, perhaps the manufacturers are also researching properly. It is the representative fighter of the home country UK. I do not know well, but I advanced without lights.
Spitfire Mk.XII is a fighter equipped with Rolls-Royce Griffon high power engine. On the other hand, fuel economy is bad, but since it can rise in 8 minutes to the altitude of 10,000 meters, it was suitable for the mainland air defense mission.
This Airfix Spitfire has a deep panel line carving. It is just as good as inking is easy. Additionally, I have traced them with a needle. Is the surface satin? Even if the clear coat is blown, it does not become so smooth.
The Mk. XII Spitfire was deployed only in the 41st Squadron, Royal Air Force Tangmere, Sussex, and the 91st Squadron, RAF Hawkinge, Kent, England. About 100 fighters from other types were modified. The Airfix kit decal can also be chosen from these two squadrons.
Ocean gray color mixture and other shades were so good as it was finished without discomfort. It is still difficult to finish a plastic airplane model cleanly. The included decal is a beautiful coloring. All the same, the old masterpiece fighter is cool looking.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.