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1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« on: October 21, 2021, 05:45:33 pm »
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 (shout out to @Bungle) had sent me an Xtrakit 1/72 Mk.22 last year….add decals from another friend (thank you Sam!) 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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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 06:01:57 pm »
Shes a bright one mate  ;D and very nicely painted she is too.
Lovely job mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 08:45:33 pm »
Looks very good, Zac. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2021, 01:24:44 am »
Its great! Very, very nice!  :wub:
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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2021, 02:47:23 am »
 :thumbsup:
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- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2021, 03:32:56 am »
Good job!  :thumbsup:

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2021, 06:19:15 am »
Come out well Zac  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 12:45:20 pm »
Very good looking! :thumbsup:

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 01:06:28 pm »
Added PR Mods.

a) Cabin pressurisation intake - check

b) Belly camera ports - check

c) Port oblique camera port - check

d) Bowser wing fuel pump fairings - UN-checked, but.....

Maybe the F22s didn't need the extra fuel pumps for the bowser wing because the later wings already had the pumps integral to the design?

LOVE the look of it Zac.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 09:20:55 pm »
Thank you all very much! It was a lot of fun, unfortunately delayed by six months or so by lack of decals. Eventually a Twitter friend from NZ helped out!

The thing'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...

Shes a bright one mate  ;D and very nicely painted she is too.
Lovely job mate  :thumbsup:
Regards from Tapu ..New Zealand  :lol:
Chur! It was so cool to see another Kiwi show up here!

a) Cabin pressurisation intake - check
That's the one I took special care and joy in scratchbuilding. Looking at the XIX I knew I couldn't get away without it!
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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2021, 10:10:09 pm »
Gidday Zac mate  ;D
Good to see another kiwi around here to but get this..its an Aussie who got me back into planes  :rolleyes:  :lol:
On the mention of a PR Spitfire ..mate if ya showed up home with real one ..mes thinking wifey will have something to say about that  :o
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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2021, 01:25:56 am »
..its an Aussie who got me back into planes  :rolleyes:  :lol:

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2021, 02:22:20 am »
Hahahahaha Guy ..brilliant mate  :thumbsup:
If it aint broke ,,fix it until it is .
Over kill is often very understated .
I know the voices in my head ain't real but they do come up with some great ideas .

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2021, 03:53:42 am »

Great build. I did this high altitude PR Spit a little while ago...

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Re: 1/72 Swedish Spitfire PR.23
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2021, 05:24:54 pm »
That's brilliant, bravo Paul!
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand