I got this kit for almost nothing at an exhibition with the intention to use only the control stick for another project. But I think it is a pity to throw away this beautiful kit so I bought the Techmod decals to build it into Jan Zumbach's Spitfire.
Show 8 previous comments Christian Bruer
Well Thomas this is a nice example of high level model making. You cut out the maskings for the markings for you own or are these aftermarket masks?
6. December 2015 at 15:43:49
Hi Christian I used Montex masks except for the fin flash which was masked with Tamiya tape. I was really impressed how well the masks worked.
6. December 2015 at 15:50:30
Very nice Spit,Thomas. Detailed cockpit. I like the chipping on the wing.
6. December 2015 at 16:09:14
6. December 2015 at 16:21:19
What a beautiful Spitfire. Model building at its best. I cant wait to see it finished
26. December 2015 at 21:03:08
27. December 2015 at 00:31:49
Lovely looking Spit. Looking forward to the finished model
27. December 2015 at 12:01:49
I did miss the start, but happy to catch up. It's turning out very nice indeed!
27. December 2015 at 12:39:47
I thank you all! There were a lot of great looking Spitfires built this year - they all inspired me very much for mine.
27. December 2015 at 20:19:17
slowly getting to the end. Somehow I find it easier to use the photos to check where a touch up is required.
Some last improvements planned for today, after that I will let it dry for a week and then add some panel wash with oil.
31. December 2015 at 15:05:27
she looks good Thomas! and I agree that in pictures it's sometimes easier to pick out the imperfections.
31. December 2015 at 16:29:47
a little bit behind the planned schedule - panel highlighting with diluted burnt umber oil finished on the underside.
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Rob van Dodewaard
I am definitely in especialy since I want to build this one also(someday)
11. January 2016 at 22:10:13
Nice work Thomas, the underside is looking really good
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12. January 2016 at 02:23:16
I am glad (and proud) that you like it! I have finished the panel highlighting now.
Posted some pictures for comparison - amazing how much you can blow up a single picture (should have removed the dust before)
Rob: no need to wait - this is a simple and straightforward kit, I put all the effort into the paintjob
13. January 2016 at 21:49:11
Finally finished! As last thing I added the prolonged rear view mirror which is well documented on Zumbachs Spitfire.
My favourite is the orange coloured belly light - amazing what you can find and learn on the internet.
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Add comment » Thomas Bischoff
Thank you all!
I can highly recommend this kit as it is a straightforward build. It can no longer compete in detail with the latest Eduard releases, especially in the cockpit area but finished it looks 100% Spitfire to me.
By the way: I have not used up the Techmod Decalsheet leaving at least one complete set of markings for a Zumbach Spitfire plus a set for JH*M of 317th Squadron. Only missing items are the stencils. Anyone interested can contact me.
25. January 2016 at 22:26:40