The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 5

The next phases of the plane included applying the decals and other parts such as the landing gear. In the below photo I'm attaching a decal while trying to dry it off somewhat with a Q-Tip. The following photo shows attachment of the first landing gear. This is far more challenging than it looks as… Continue reading The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 5

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The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 4

In this section I'll mask off the different areas for painting. The below photo shows a mask applied to the cockpit and front cowl.' The below image shows the masking of the bottom of the aircraft. Here I've started applying silly putty for the camouflage. After which I apply tape to the rest of the… Continue reading The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 4

The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Model, part 3

The next part to assemble is the wing to the fuselage. This and a portion of the undercarriage assembly is what has been done below. And... The following with the wing and body assembled and the bottom colour painted. And the following two showing the oil and water coolers. And... d

Radiotherapy

Hi all, another update on the treatment includes the addition of radiotherapy. The team thought that killing some of the tumor cells would help with the pain so that's what we had done yesterday. Unfortunately the treatment was accompanied with vomiting. Oh well.

The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb 1:48 scale model I’ve been working on

I've been working on a project during the times my strength has returned in between chemotherapy treatments - building a model of an iconic WWII aircraft. I used to love doing this as a child - in fact I was pretty good working with my hands. Good but not great. Regardless, it's something I enjoyed… Continue reading The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb 1:48 scale model I’ve been working on