Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spitfire 1A

Here are some images of Dave Porter's Tamiya 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire 1A and here in his own words is his description.

Here is a mark 1A Spitfire in 1/48 from Tamiya. The only modification was a resin seat. This Spit fought in the Battle of Britain with 910 squadron. The paint was a combination of Aeromaster and Tamiya.


Peter Contario said...

What colors did you use for this Spitfire?

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter,

Those are Aeromaster acrylic colors. with a little white added in progressive coats for color modulation. Unfortunately they're not available anymore. Try Vallejo or try this Tamiya formula......

Dark green XF58:1 + XF62:5
Dark earth XF52:1 + XF64:1

Anonymous said...

.......Oh yeah....The bottom is Tamiya sky XF21.


Anonymous said...

What is the mixture equivalent to for the Tamiya paints?
is it 1 part to 5 parts or 1 to half?

Anonymous said...

Yes....It is one part to five for the dark green.

Peter Contario said...

How do you mix your paint? I'm quite new to mixing colors and the Tamiya kit states the color mixtures you used I believe, but I'm at a loss as to the best means for mixing them?
I appreciate your help!