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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2020, 18:36 
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This is the old Fujimi kit and will be number 15 in my Spitfire collection.

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Although it is a FR Mk XIVE with clipped wings, and you can only build that from the kit, the boxtop and the instructions actually show a Spitfire XIV without clipped wings. This is a kit of the type one mould fits all, as Fujimi has also sold this kit as a PR XIX and a Mk XIV with normal C wings. This means of course that the wings of a PR XIX also have the gun panels...
As I already have a normal Mk XIV in SEA camouflage, I decided on a 2nd tactical air force machine instead.

As usual I started with the cockpit which as supplied by Fujimi is rather simple an inaccurate.

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But cockpits in japanese kits from that time are usually very basic, so I had to do something to improve on it.

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That takes care of the cockpit. Next the outer gun panels need to be filled, as the E wings didn't have those

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Some filler was needed around the wingroots and the engine panels which were a bad fit. At the same time the not existing position lights were created from clear sprue.

A coat of light grey showed some more work needed around the engine.

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And now ready for the paint shop


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PostPosted: 22 Nov 2020, 17:20 
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Markings painted

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Painting completed and ready for the decals.

Model completed.

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PostPosted: 22 Nov 2020, 18:42 
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Great job :smt023 =D> . That was a quick build :D


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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2020, 09:23 
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very nice :)


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