Aftermarket: barracuda Starboard cockpit sidewall. Barracuda Spitfire Block tread Wheels
Decals: Victory Productions Commonwealth Spitfire Aces
This Tamiya kit lived up to all the hype about it, which is just what I needed after coming out the other end of a mojo drought. I didn’t bother with the engine, knowing it would slow the build down. Rather than opting for the kit shark mouth scheme, I went for something different choosing Group Captain Clive Caldwell’s machine. Codes and unit markings were from Victory Productions Spitfire Aces sheet, whilst all national markings were painted. A real joy from start to finish.
In retrospect though, I lightened the dark earth a little too much, so it doesn’t quite capture the darker looking camouflage of our spitfires.