This is the Braille Scale Tamiya Spitfire Mk. Vb finished in the markings of the Soviet Air Force (VVS). This aircraft was delivered to the USSR on 11th January 1943. Together with other Spitfires from the same shipment, it saw action with Sqn. 3 of the 57th GvIAP which operated over the Kuban region.
The sole addition to the basic plastic kit were the metal gun barrels from Master.
The decals come from an AML sheet and the paints used were Gunze Mr Color Lacquers. The model has been weathered with pastels, oils and silver pencil. The antenna wire is made from invisible thread.