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Hobbyboss Spitfire Vb

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For my building plans for 2016 I decided that I wanted something simple and easy to build so I decided to build three Spitfires, two Hobbyboss Spitfires (Mk Vb and Mk V Trop) and the Revell Mk I/II.

Cheap and cheerful kits that would not tax my brain too much, first up was the Hobbyboss kits which despite their perceived faults are well engineered and easy to build.

Armed with the late Edgar Brook's list of faults I set about them, helped by a few after market detail parts:

Quickboost exhausts

Barracuda: Cockpit detailing parts, mainwheels, seat and back armour, cockpit entry door.

Exito: Tail planes and prop

HPH: canopy and tailplanes for the Vb Trop.

Yahu: Instrument panels.

RB productions: seat belts.

Montex: Paint Masks

AML: Camouflage paint masks.

GMF: Prop


Paints used were Humbrol for details, Xtracolour for the main painting and Colourcoats for the markings.

Unusually for me I decided that I was going to build all three Spitfires as US operated examples.


Interestingly I found the Vb Trop a harder build that the Vb which is mad as they are the same kit, this could explain why opinions on kits can vary so much


So on with the photos, all mistakes and bodges are down to me.












Edited by Spitfire
Replaced Photobucket photos
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