Jump to content
Wackyracer

Spitfire Mk.VB trop T M 249 Squadron Malta (Now Complete)

Recommended Posts

Very happy is understatement surely? Top notch all round... what a great fit that chin filter is!

 

Malta in WWII is one of my favourite areas of historical/aviation interest and Brian Cauchi's book is a wonderful reference point.

 

Torben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

After more sanding and filling along the wind roots and restoring panel lines and rivets it was time for the top colour.

 

Tamiya flat aluminium first and some Masksol

 

UzBPJtc.jpg

 

kiI0Ivt.jpg

 

I wasn't sure of the best way to get some 'texture' into the paintwork with it being so 'dark', so when with 2 or 3 shades of grey and black.

 

gWIW2K1.jpg

 

BAePMsC.jpg

 

The colour thought to be used was Dark Mediterranean Blue. On the acrylic/lacquer front these 2 seemed to be the closest I could find.

 

2GEEJoI.jpg

 

Working with a mix of 2 to 1 in favour of the darker shade and 70% Mr Levelling thinner here's the outcome

 

KGetj1f.jpg

 

bTWo7s2.jpg

 

jU20lz8.jpg

 

9bdqAEK.jpg

 

Apart from it being very glossy (I had some Tamiya flat base I was going to put in the mix) I'm quite happy with the result?

 

I think with the markings and some heavy weathering/fading it should work?

Edited by Wackyracer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm noticing all of your question marks...

 

Personally, I think it's a bit heavy. Why would all those wing panel joints on the leading edge be dark and the centres light?

 

Richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Richard. I'll have another look. Some of its the camera I think. It's not that contrasty in real life.

 

Cameras do seem to do that

 

Richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shaping up very nicely.

 

I'm liking the modulation - looks quite pale/sun-faded/sand blasted which was evident on the Spits that lasted more than a few days/weeks in Malta. 

 

Torben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×