Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire XVIe: a Tribute to Edgar Brooks

By Guy Wilson

Thought I'd kick the year off with my tribute to Edgar Brooks.

I had hoped to be able to display the model all buttoned up but the intake under the nose doesn't want to come off anymore.

I managed to batter the kit stencils into submission but chickened out with the larger markings which were masked and painted. Forum member sluggo kindly provided the masks which worked beautifully, thanks Randy.

The cannon are metal items and fitted perfectly. Really a top notch product.

Also, the wheels are resin items from Barracuda studios. Excellent product and heartily recommended.

The finish is Tamiya AS whizz can with a coat of clear gloss lacquer over it from Montana Gold spray cans.

I then toned that down in places with Vallejo satin varnish before weathering with various mediums from Games Workshop inks through water colour pencils to pastel chalks.

© Guy Wilson 2017

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This article was published on Saturday, January 07 2017; Last modified on Saturday, January 07 2017