Spitfire Mk XII – update 1

The pilot was finished and some seams taken care of.

Pilot painted
Pilot painted

Then the pilot was put in place, which meant I had to carefully remove the front glass, as I couldn’t slip the pilot in as intended.

Then the underside was painted.

Underside painted
Underside painted

I have a roll of semi clear masking film that I wanted to try. The wings was fairly easy and part of the body, but I ended up resorting to blue tac and tape for the rest of the camo.

I think I’ve rushed the build a bit in an attempt to finish in time, so maybe the paint was too fresh. The masking film and tape removed parts of the paint.

Camo painted
Camo painted

Hard to see the flaws in the sun shiny pic but had to sort some of it with some freehand painting.

Camo touched up
Camo touched up
Underside
Underside

The the wings was masked and a yellow field painted on the front ledge.

Yellow front ledge
Yellow front ledge

I’ll check if more touching up is needed, and then put on a cote of varnish, before applying decals.

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