Author Topic: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23  (Read 320 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« on: October 22, 2021, 08:47:22 AM »
A while back I was thinking a Spitfire PR.XIX with bubble canopy could be pretty cool. Thing is, no XIXs left in The Stash. But a friend had sent me an Xtrakit 1/72 Mk.22 last year….add decals from another friend and voila: meet the Spitfire PR.23!

MPM 1/72 Spitfire PR.23 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
MPM 1/72 Spitfire PR.23 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
MPM 1/72 Spitfire PR.23 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
MPM 1/72 Spitfire PR.23 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
MPM 1/72 Spitfire PR.23 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
MPM 1/72 Spitfire PR.23 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

The light today’s really washed it out but it’s in overall Humbrol PRU Blue. Because of course! Hoping Spit experts can spot the PR mods I added and I also hope they don't point out the flaws etc because it's not intended to be serious and I had a lot of fun with the whole build. Thanks again, Bungle.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Offline apophenia

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 10:30:00 AM »
Ah yes, F 11 Nykping's PR Spitfire S 31B.  That's bound to drive a few rivet-counters bonkers  ;D

Nice one Zac ... you're on a roll  :smiley:
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Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 09:39:24 PM »
Excellent idea Zac!  :smiley:

There is no such thing as having too many PR Spitfires in your collection.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 10:27:36 PM by The Big Gimper »
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Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2021, 05:24:20 AM »
Spit's look rather fetching in blue

Offline finsrin

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 05:36:04 AM »
Refreshing different color to see Spitfire wearing.  Like color combined with bubble canopy and 5-blade prop.  :smiley:

Is flashback to my first model:  Aurora 1/48 Spitfire in blue plastic.

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2021, 12:17:23 PM »
Ah yes, F 11 Nykping's PR Spitfire S 31B.  That's bound to drive a few rivet-counters bonkers  ;D
I got so stuck on coming up with a Flygvapnet designation I eventually forgot entirely!  :-[

Refreshing different color to see Spitfire wearing.  Like color combined with bubble canopy and 5-blade prop.  :smiley:

Is flashback to my first model:  Aurora 1/48 Spitfire in blue plastic.
It's honest-to-goodness PRU Blue, but for some reason the natural light washed it out like you wouldn't believe! My wife likes it too, I'm worried she won't like the real one now...
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

"Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!"