This is my Hobby Boss 1/32 Spitfire Mk Vb Trop which will be finished in the markings of Wing Commander Ian Gleed.
I have used my paint masks to paint the camouflage but it isn’t quite standard so I have had to modify some of the masks to show what can be seen in a couple of available photos of this aircraft. I did miss something but it was corrected and that is shown later on.
The Hobby Boss kit is not that accurate and for a Spitfire Mk V, certainly this particular one there are a few things that really need addressing. I used Quick boos tailplanes to address the odd fabric on one side and metal skin on the other of the kit parts! There should be an internal windscreen but the kit only has the external one, so I replaced it with the Revell Spitfire Mk IX one. I was very lucky that one of my kits had 2 sets of clear parts! And a simple cut and a little filler are all that you need. I scratch built a new set of armour, the headrest should be deleted and I modified the seat. There was more but this is about the painted-on markings. And this is a bit of a test.
The photos are captioned.