up this kit at a hobby shop in Tokyo's Akihabara district many years back and
finally decided to build it. AZ Model does limit run kits on some iconic
airplanes. Though the airplanes they box are awesome, the kits require a lot of
work as one would expect from limited run kits. This kit is no exception.
Without getting into painful detail, this kit requires a lot of patience,
sanding, drilling, putty and cussing. The end result however is gratifying. This
build is mainly straight out of box except for the following exception - Italeri
Spitfire Canopy was used for the open cockpit and I used a strand of my hair for
the antenna wire. I used Mr. Hobby paints and for the upper camo, Tamiya Med Sea
Gray for the underside and Testors clear and flat clear for sealing. I used
Tamiya black wash before sealing.
The plane depicts the Spitfire flown by the WWII ace Wing Commander Frank "Chota" Carey based at AFTU Amarda Road, Odisha, India 1944.
Hope you like the build. Feel free to drop a note if you have any questions/comments. Thx!
Photos and text © by Mukul