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FR IX (That Damn Pink Spitfire) - 1/48 ICM plus bitz

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: FR IX (That Damn Pink Spitfire) - 1/48 ICM plus bitz Reply with quote

Completed this one along with the Hunter as part of the Photo Reece display which is was contribution to our club display at Model Expo a couple of weeks ago.

Basically it is the ICM kit which I was donated less the engine (and therefore exhaust stacks) and the seat. So the seat came from Ultracast, as did the wingtips, spinner and propellor blades, and the exhaust stacks came from Red Roo. The decals are from Barracudecals and the camera glass in the fuselage side was cut out and a spare landing light lens from an Academy P-38 proved to be the right size.

That was the easy part....then came the colour. If anyone has researched the subject, the colour of late war PRU Pink is the source of much debate, argument and discussion. After reading as much as I could find and studying what few images exist of these 16 Sqn machines I mixed my own brew of white, red and light grey.

The finished subject is the end result of about 3 or 4 attempts at getting in my view a 'right' pink. The under wing invasion stripes were over painted so as to just leave faint images as on the real thing. I then applied various oil paint filters as well as weathered the airframe using more oils, Pigments, washes and an artist pen for the chipping. The whole thing was completed with a couple of coats of Gunze flat clear

























And again, a black and white image

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