Airfix 1/48 – Spitfire Mk XII – Easter blitz build

As part of the easter holiday I participated in 2 holiday group builds. Build anything, hopefully within the holiday and have fun.

I picked this kit as my entry.

Spitfire boxart
Spitfire boxart

As usual on most planes it starts with the interior.

Body and interior parts
Body and interior parts

First some British interior green.

Interior green painted
Interior green painted

IP and details was painted and the interior was given a wash.

Details painted
Details painted

I assembled the wings and painted the prop and spinner.

Wings and prop parts
Wings and prop parts

I solved the problem with having the prop sitting on the plane while working with it, and glued the fuselage.

Fuselage glued together
Fuselage glued together

After sorting the body seams, I glued the wings and then some other parts as well.

Wings glued to the body
Wings glued to the body

The canopy parts was masked.

Canopy parts masked
Canopy parts masked

The landing gears was paint and also some other parts.

Landing gears painted
Landing gears painted

I started painting the pilot.

Pilot uniform painted
Pilot uniform painted

The canopy was glued in place.

Canopy glued
Canopy glued

Tires was painted and a few other small parts was sorted for future assembly.

Small parts sorted
Small parts sorted

Flaps and canopy was painted with interior green.

Interior green painted
Interior green painted

After a while I could paint primer over the seams. I also practiced painting squiggles.

Primer and squiggles painted
Primer and squiggles painted

I need to take care of some seams before painting the camo.

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