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ThomasProbert

Revell's new 1/32nd scale Spitfire MkIXc

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Evening all :)

 

The latest off the bench is Revell's new 1/32nd Spitfire MkIXc, which as I'm sure you know follows their release from a few years back of a Spitfire MkII and thus the breakdown of the kits is almost identical.

 

This was a very pleasurable build and it went together relatively trouble free; the only filling needed was as the wing root fairings where the moulding was slightly short - I've seen this on many other builds and know it wasn't just my kit which has this issue. The simple solution is to add a small plastic card shim to each fairing and smooth it in with Milliput and a wet finger, and the problem is solved in under 10 minutes.

 

At £25 I thought it fantastic value for money and will definitely be purchasing a few more. 

 

Decals for this one came from Xtradecal as the code-letters were off colour-wise on the Revell sheet. Paints were from the Xtracolour enamel range and it was finished with a coat of Humrol Matt varnish.

 

Supermarine Spitfire McIXc, 132 Squadron, RAF Detling, November 1943:

 

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And alongside the MkIIa which I completed earlier in the year:

 

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Let's hope Revell keep giving us 1/32nd Spitfires at such reasonable prices - and roll on that P-51D!

 

Tom

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wow, thats absolutely very good work. i am building a 1/32 scale Spitfire ( Tamiya), i heard that the Tamiya decals are way to thick, so i've decided to use Roundels from Revell, but if found that they are too thick too and do not respond well to decal softners, did you experience anything like that on your build?

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1 hour ago, shan said:

wow, thats absolutely very good work. i am building a 1/32 scale Spitfire ( Tamiya), i heard that the Tamiya decals are way to thick, so i've decided to use Roundels from Revell, but if found that they are too thick too and do not respond well to decal softners, did you experience anything like that on your build?

The decals were nice and thin and responded to decal softeners well. The upper wing roundals are slightly out of centre however, and there's a thin white 'shadow' around them which needs careful trimming before applying. Other than that, no problems. 

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19 hours ago, ThomasProbert said:

The decals were nice and thin and responded to decal softeners well. The upper wing roundals are slightly out of centre however, and there's a thin white 'shadow' around them which needs careful trimming before applying. Other than that, no problems. 

which softener did you use? the one by Revelle, Mircroscale or Mr. Hobby?

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Love your Spitty, 

On 10/08/2017 at 4:46 AM, shan said:

wow, thats absolutely very good work. i am building a 1/32 scale Spitfire ( Tamiya), i heard that the Tamiya decals are way to thick, so i've decided to use Roundels from Revell, but if found that they are too thick too and do not respond well to decal softners, did you experience anything like that on your build?

I would recommend using paint masks instead for the major markings.  They are a lot easier than decals and look so much better specially in this scale.  There are plenty of options for them. 

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