Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIVc conversion

Today the model was sprayed with Tamiya primer directly from the rattle can and so far the results are very promising;

I have to admit I’m quite pleased with how the model has eventually turned out as I was concerned as to how the fuselage panel lines would look under paint. The port side panel line below the rear canopy section needs attention as it looks a bit rough, the starboard side just needs deepening a bit in one place to match the moulded panel line but generally it doesn’t look that bad considering my butchering of the two fuselages. The carburettor intake has cleaned up pretty well and will do for me considering the huge gaps that were there, the starboard wing root has a bit of a gap plus where the lower wing joins the fuselage a hole needs filling but that’s about it, far better than I imagined and I’m glad it didn’t go to landfill.

It certainly won’t be perfect, far from it but there will be a model on my shelf that I have wanted to build for many years in the markings of a local (to me) squadron.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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