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A pair of Tamiya Spitfires: VII and XVI

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I had started both of these Spitfire builds at the same time. The VII was part of a double build with a Tamiya VIII. The XVI was an entry in the Keep it Civil GB. I out them aside while waiting for some custom masks for the roundels. I received the paint masks this past Friday so I thought I'd get them done and off the bench.

 

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One other hold up was that I had misplaced both tail wheels after painting them. I found those in the spares box thankfully.

 

Here are the masks with alignment marks drawn on them.

 

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For the XVI, I used the same red as on the the stripes. The VII used the more typical roundel red and blue.

 

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Thanks Brian! I'm really surprised at the change in the look of the XVI after I got the roundels done.

 

 

The contrasting look between the obviously different blues and reds on the roundels is really noticeable, and unique looking per the aircraft its on; matt and dull for a combat ship, and bright and colorful for the post combat  machine.   Looks great! 

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The contrasting look between the obviously different blues and reds on the roundels is really noticeable, and unique looking per the aircraft its on; matt and dull for a combat ship, and bright and colorful for the post combat machine. Looks great!

Very true Brian. I'll be leaving it free of stencils too. Just the pertinent registration codes.

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I went hunting for the missing pair of exhausts on the port side. No luck so I dug thru my spares literally to find some.

 

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Tamiya really gives you a bunch of extra parts with their Spitfire kits.

 

I ended up finding some exhausts so those were attached and then I finished the decals on TD248.

 

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You really are a Spit specialist Carl....both look stunning.  Couldn't agree more with Thomas about painted on markings being so much better than decals.....and I must dig my Mk IX out and finish it too.

Max

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