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"Bitter" 1/144 scale hoax!
Spitfire Mk.XIVe

by Ike


The hoax "Bitter" Spitfire XIVe at Shizuoka


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Here is my recent work, the test shots of 2007 forthcoming release from "BITTER" (not SWEET) - a 1/144 Spitfire Mk.XIVe.

Of course, this was a prank for display at Shizuoka.

I remodeled Wing Club Collection's 1/144 scale Spitfire Mk.1 (Canditoy put on the market in Japan), to the Mk.14 type, and made reproduced the result in resin.



I cut apart the resin parts then glued them to the sprue of SWEET's P-51B, and finished it up as if it was the test shot.

I also designed and printed box art for the Spitfire in the style of SWEET, including cartoon girls and other comical characters.



It was exhibited as a joke amongst new product releases in the 2007 Shizuoka Modelers club combination exhibition.

Timing was perhaps not ideal though, as this may have been a better April's Fool hoax.

The person in charge of SWEET was amused by the compliment.



I am hoping that he takes the hint and produces a genuine Sweet Spitfire family!



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Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Satomi Ikeda "Ike"
Page Created 22 May, 2007
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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