Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk.XVI - by Dave Johnson - Wellington, New Zealand

Tamiya Mk.XVI Spitfire in markings from 485 (NZ) Squadron, "Rongotea" piloted by Murrany Lind, Fassberg, Germany, 1945.

Cockpit had wiring and hydraulic lines added, Eduard's Late Mk.IX harness and some of Interior PE set was used. I also added Roy's fantastic Cockpit upgrade set, Padded Seat and access door and 4 slot wheels. This scheme is included in the Tamiya boxing, but its incorrect. I was lucky and was able to contact the pilot's son, and he confirmed with me with the correct serial number that I had found during my research. All the markings were painted on with custom paint masks made from Miracle Masks (http://www.freewebs.com/miraclemasks/), only decals used were the Silver Fern, Rongotea and some stencils which came from LifeLike's decal sheet, and the V underneath the prop was from the Tamiya sheet that's included in the box. There is a 12 page featured build article that in is Septembers 2011 Aircraft issue of Military Illustrated Modeller (http://www.militaryillustratedmodeller.com/).

BarracudaStudios products used:
BR32001 Spitfire Seat with Leather Backpad
BR32002 Spitfire Cockpit Door with Separate Crowbar
BR32003 Spitfire Cockpit Upgrade Set
BR32006 Spitfire 4-Slot Mainwheels

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