1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.V (RST)

by Ceki Erginbas


Turkish Remembrance of Ataturk and Youth Day May 19 2007


Hello again to everyone.  Here's  my 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.V.  of the Legendary RAF pilot Robert Stanford Tuck (RST). 
For this model, I have used the photo-etch seatbelts from Eduards RAF seatbelts set.   Decals are from Cutting Edge's  "Eagles and Aces part1" set.  Quality of these decals are wonderful.

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For the painting, I used Gunze Medium sea gray,  Ocean Gray (mixture from Tamiya acrylics) , and dark Green from Gunze.  For the camouflage, I prepared  masks from paper according to the original scheme,  and applied these to the model with blue-tac  for soft  edges. To give a nice effect, I have sprayed  Buff, lightly between the panel lines.  I have applied some weathering with,  burnt umber oil paint, and  various colors of pastels.  Exhaust stains are done with
sooth from Gunze's weathering set. 

This is one of my favourite models, Enjoy the pictures.
Happy modelling to everyone

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Photos and text by Ceki Erginbas