102. Here is a brief story on my quest and the "I think" the final solution. Spitfire Mk Vb – North Africa Italeri 1/72 The Spitfire was notorious for lots of oil leaks, I need to add that to the bottom the airplane as well as gun smoke stains and exhaust stains. Even in the hands of an average modeller like me this kit still builds into one large and impressive scale representation of the most refined merlin engined Spitfire of them all, the Mk VIII. Spitfire Mk. Mk XIX: + Quite nice interior. Exhaust stains and slight variations in the paint job are shown rather than described – the only thing this set needs is maybe a picture of the actual aircraft to show you without doubt the aircraft. I have built both the Hasegawa and the Revell Seafire Mk 1. I love how you have the oil leak over the exhaust stain on the port fuselage side. The vertical streaks were very thin. Buy a color wheel to help in mixing your own colors. The light grey almost white exhaust stain resulted from 'leaning' the engine to conserve fuel, a very important consideration when you are flying in the SW Pacific during WWII. Rato dry-fits the vacuum-formed canopy parts, refining the shape carefully to ensure a tight fit Close. your own Pins on Pinterest Mar 6, 2020 - Photoalbum by Booze in scale : Bf-109 exhaust stains for Bill A Brief Review of 1/48 Spitfire Kits; Contact Me; Videos; Thank You Patreon Supporters; Buy My Built Models! 99% Upvoted. I can’t say that I ever consciously set out to focus on building a lot of models. dusty or muddy airfield). save hide report. The actual weathering will depend on the specific aircraft, how it was prepared and maintained, and where it was operated (e.g. Eduard has started to release variants of the Merlin engined Spitfires, they have started with some of the later variants which have never been done properly in any scale. The kit provides separate oleo links but they have to be bent. My mind boggled at how to replicate these pieces in a way that could be both painted and assembled without too much hair pulling and screaming. The Spitfire has a very 3-dimensional cockpit and by that I mean scratchbuilt wiring had to connect from one sidewall to the central section which in turn had to connect with other wiring on the opposite sidewall. The former kit was highly detailed whilst the latter was converted into a Spitfire Mk VC. Gun smoke stains. Or skip to the end of the book. Using epoxy-putty molds, Rato vacuum-formed canopy parts. Engine exhaust stains. Assortment of acrylic paints from your local craft store are great for painting exhaust stains and pilot figures. By X15, April 8 in Ready for Inspection. This looks like crap to me. Es sollte ein schnelles pseudo-"out of the box" Projekt werden. Dirt. The kits are not very similar even if they both come from Airfix and where released within a few weeks. The exhaust stains were done with very thin Tamiya ‘smoke” acrylic paint, done with the airbrush in several light passes. This is a very nice kit and makes up into the most accurate 1/48 injection-molded kit of the Griffon-powered Spitfire. Search. Spitfire Mk Vb – North Africa Italeri 1/72 The Spitfire was notorious for lots of oil leaks, I need to add that to the bottom the airplane as well as gun smoke stains and exhaust stains. Needs exhaust stains and smoke marks from the guns. So here it is at last, looking far better. Search for: Search. Review and build of the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk IXc Late Model Profipack Rich Van Zandt, IPMS #41265. I also like the feathered rain mark type streaking of the exhaust; verywell done indeed ! As I said in the In box review, the instructions show that the oleo link should be on the back of the undercarriage leg. Once I had an application that I liked, I used a brush with turpenoid to vertically streak the exhaust stains. 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