Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb – Progress report III

Working only with paintbrushes because it’s winter, I have been experimenting with one of my wife’s make-up sponges to soften the transition between the desert yellow and the dark earth.

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You probably can’t see the difference here, but I have also done some weathering using diluted Airfix dark earth acrylic with Flow-Aid.

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I still have to paint the spinner which I think is red and do a few touch-ups here and there. After I will add a thin coat of acrylic clear and then…

Decals!

ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943. (CNA 286) Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC, ER557 ‘EF-D’ ‘Mustapha’, of No. 232 Squadron RAF awaits the signal to start up in its dispersal at Tingley, Algeria. It formed part of the fighter escort for a force of North American B-25s of the 12th Bombardment Group Detachment USAAF, one of which can be seen taking off at right. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209190

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