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Spitfire Mk. Vb Trop

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Here's Steffen Arndt's excellent Tamiya desert Spitfire Vb, built OOB except for... well, in Steffen's own words: "Tamiya Spitfire Vb.Trop 1/48 (of course). Ultracast seat, prop, exhausts and wheels; Quickboost antenna; Master brass cannons(expensive but nice); Decals: Victory Productions for I.R.Gleeds mount. I used the standard clipped wingtips (not those from the Spit.Vb trop. kit) which fit the picture better IMO ... so all in all what I would call oob because I did only replace parts ..."
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About the Author

About Steffen Arndt (alpha_tango)
FROM: , GERMANY

I was born in 1974 and started modelling in the 80ies. The first models I remember are a MiG 21 F-13, Saab Draken (both 1/100) and the Tu-2 (72) all from the east German producer Plastikart. during my first years I built all kind of models mainly 1/72 and 1/100. Beside the mentioned Plasticart kits ...


Comments

Hi Rowan Thanks for your kind words and for preparing the Feature! all the best Steffen
NOV 08, 2010 - 08:18 PM
Hi Rowan and Steffen, Yes, for Steffen, OOB has a different meaning: Out Of the Boxes... The model looks nice. I have a maybe dumb question: the gear legs are painted in the underside color (blue), weren't they supposed to be grey or maybe interior green? I don't know the answer myself, just wondering... Jean-Luc
NOV 08, 2010 - 08:39 PM
Hi Jean-Luc I went with the Tamiya instructions. I found this a bit strange myself, but I had no motivation to research this, so it is all Tamiyas fault ... also the Aboukir conversions were kind of field reworks, e.g. Victory stated that there should be no stencils except for the walk lines on the wing .... But I I am open for suggestions... viele Gre Steffen
NOV 08, 2010 - 08:53 PM