Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Finish the Spitfire - Take Two

Does anyone actually remember the Airfix Spitfire XIX I was working on last year? Does anyone remember Mr. Knights's never ending refrains of "Finish the Spitfire"? Does anyone remember "the scroll"? No? Good...

So what happened to this Spitfire that was oh so close to being finished in September 2010? Why haven't you seen a gallery of the finished mode? Well, let's just say that dumping an airbrush cup of lacquer thinner on an almost completed kit doesn't do it much good. Melted plastic anyone?

How did this happen? To quote Danny Whitten "I don't want to talk about it." Somedays when it comes to modeling, I just feel cursed.

Luckily the Airfix Spitfire XIX is a pretty cheap kit, so I have recently started a replacement. Here we are after a few days work.

This is a pretty nice kit and progress has been swift. Hopefully by the end of the weekend it will all be in one place and I can start thinking about paint. No matter what happens, this time I'm using acrylics and the lacquer thinner will be put far, far away. Heck no more hardware store lacquer thinner for me, I'm sticking to the plastic safe Tamiya stuff from here on out.

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