After clearing a few more builds out of the way I decided to turn my attention to a couple that had been sitting collecting dust a while. The Spitfire was started in December 2017, and the Zero in December 2019. The Spitfire actually made it to basically the pre-paint phase, with fuselage sealed and wings on. The Zero, however, was only partially started at the cockpit stage.
I began working on the Zero again in mid-May and the Spit the first week of this month and managed to do in about five weeks what took me about four years to get around to. So if you look at the time invested in the kit versus the actual effort put into it I got a lot of easy pleasure out of it, I guess.
So, here they are presented in museum-ready aspect; minimal weathering and basically appearing as if only a few days into active duty. The Spitfire is painted in Mission Model paints over a Mr Surfacer 1500 base, with Tamiya panel liner and Testors Dullcote to wrap it all up. The Zero is a mix of Mr Color and Tamiya Japanese colors again over Mr Surfacer and finished with Dullcote.
Revell Spitfire Mk IIa
Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52 Hei
There are a few mistakes here and there and some mishaps, but the kits went together great in both cases and any issues are builder-related.