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ICM 1/48 Spitfire HF Mk.VII

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
ICM 1/48 Spitfire HF Mk.VII
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 10, 2024 8:15 PM

So I started this kit back in November 2011 for a Spitfire GB here on FSM. Needless to say it did not get finished in a timely manner, and was resumed and sidelined multiple times over the years. A few months ago I decided to knuckle down on this, and this past week I was finally able to get it over the finish line finally yesterday. This is ICM's 1/48 kit, and there are parts in there to make many different variants of the late Merlin Spitfires. The kit includes a nice engine on its mounts, but that is also the kit's weakness, as the cowling cannot be built around the engine. I was able to get the bottom and side panels on, but not the top... This boxing also included a set of ground crew and standing pilot figures, along with a few accessory items. I added an Eduard PE seat harness, and replaced the kit decals with a set from Aeromaster. Paint used were Humbrol Enamel (underside) & Acrylic (topside) for the main colors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all this was a nice kit, and I do look forward to doing another with the engine fully exposed, and adding some plumbing to really dress it up nicely!

Thanks for looking, comments & critiques are welcomed.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, February 11, 2024 5:56 PM

Very nice work stik! I enjoy seeing your builds. Builds like that make me work harder. Toast Toast Toast

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:53 AM

Thank you Jim! You are far too kind! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:07 PM

Stik, I calls em like I sees em. 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:33 PM

stik, I think the Spit is a beautiful airplane, and you have represented it well. The invasion stripes look sharp. Nicely done!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:40 PM

Thanks O! Yeah, I dont think that there is a more beautiful looking piston engined fighter plane than the Spitfire.

As far as the Invasion Stripes go on this build, these were Superscale Decals Wink

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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