"Bitter" 1/144 scale
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
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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2007 by Satomi Ikeda "Ike"
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04 June, 2007
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