PTW6187 Posted March 26, 2014 Share Posted March 26, 2014 A few years back I had some serious surgery that required me to leave the work force and retire. For about four years I was unemployed and to cope with the depression a friend of mine suggested that I take up model building. He even sent me a kit to get started. I joined my first forum and started learning and as the guys found out more about my situation they sent me stuff to keep on going. This Spitfire was my attempt at a real fine build which it never was near anyway so the guys could rest easy. I received this kit from an ex-navy type and he sent me stuff like an air brush, compressor etc, Adam sent me paint and every one kept me supplied with models and supplies until I got my settlement.This Spitfire is supposed to be the Tamiya Mk VIII as to what I wound up with is a good guess. Now after four years of looking at this eyesore I decided it would get a much needed face lift. I wont be doing the engine or the pit but it only going to be an external refinish.The paint was remover with some stuff in a yellow bottle that you can bet at the Family Dollar Store and I think it must be the most caustic stuff you can buy for a dollar. The decals were sort of removed with some tape and now I just need to figure out how I am going to get on with this thing. The wind screen won't come off with out breaking it so Ill just leave it alone. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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