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COMPLETE 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk I

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  • From: USA
COMPLETE 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk I
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:46 PM

This is my first spitfire.  I haven't done may British aircraft.  And this is my first time using tack sausages to do the hard demarcation camo.  It was a bit of a PITA but love the outcome.  This kit only has a few parts and has been a joy to assemble - and building out of the box is quite relaxing :)

Anyhow - big fan of the hard demarcation results

Shot of the cockpit

 

 

 

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Posted by 5-high on Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:07 PM

Nicely done for your first spitfire there keavdog . It take practice to get all that spaghetti to lay and stick to the surface the way you want ..but it looks like you've hit it out the ball park .great job buddy Toast

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:05 AM

For Your first try of the camouflage demarcation lines on your first Spitfire, this is most impressive.  fantastic job keavdog!

You friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:20 AM

Thanks guys.  Plus I'm enjoying the colors.  I've been doing so many bare metal or US navy blue or grey this is really fun.

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:06 AM

Excellent job on the camo!  When I was looking at the pics, I was smiling because when the mask is all on, that is one ugly looking bird.  Then the mask comes off, and viola, a beauty.  

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Chemteacher on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:24 AM
Great job. I used the sticky tack for the first time on my first spitfire as well last summer. I think it came out great. I’ve since used the method on almost every scheme since then. Nice job on yours.

On the bench: Revell P-51D

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:20 PM

Great camouflage for your first Spit!   

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Panzer III

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

 

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:10 PM

Nice job on the camo.

The first time I tried something like that I used Silly Putty. It worked well enough while I was working on my Fairey Swordfish but I ran into problems I didn't know how to fix toward the end of that build and trashed it.

Your WIP is motivating me to get back to aircraft. My M48A3 project should be done in a couple of weeks (if I can get the figures for the small diorama painted and the base strewn with redish dirt and grass quickly - I like looking at dioramas but I find working on the figures to be tedious).

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:07 PM

Thanks.  I started doing 1/16 scale figures to get the hang of it for smaller (1/35 and 1/48) scale stuff and actually did it for a while.  Got kinda fun learning to work with oils, blending etc. 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:57 AM

Always down for trying new techniques... I was ready for decals so I went to do my normal Future coat.  I read recently that thining with water might reduce the pebble - which I do see when thining with isopropal alcohol.  Well, my results were less than desirable.  Not terrible, but damn... making work for myself.  I won't do that again.

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Posted by B-36Andy on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:42 AM

Nice job on the Spit! 

What are tack sausages?

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:48 PM

Google Blue Tack.  I used something similar.  Essentially it is a reusable adhesive clay like substance but with much more elasticity.  You roll it out into long thin 'sausages' and use it to lay down the demarcation line of the camo.  It gives a sharp edge, but not masking tape sharp.  A bit tedious but a great effect.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:37 PM

Beautiful job on the camo,just right to my eye. I was compelled to look at it more than once it looked so good.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:42 AM

Very nice! I've tried the tack approach awhile back, I couldn't get it to work. It was like trying to herd worms. But your work is inspiring, think I'll have to try it on an upcoming Boulton Paul Defiant. 

I'm looking forward to the finished Spitfire, thanks for posting

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:01 AM

Had a few Future gloss coat issues, but got most the decals on.  Ready for some mild weathering and a dull coat

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:33 PM

 

Few problems here and there, but as an experement with the hard demarcation camo I'm very pleased.  I may dive into a few more Brit aircraft - always been a big Typhoon and Boulton-Paul Defiant fan

Pastels applied - just before dull coat

All finished

 

 

 

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:48 PM
Very well done dog. Try Alclad's gloss coat in lieu of Future. You'll find it works much better. Thanks for sharing,

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 08, 2017 9:57 PM

Thanks!  I'll try the alclad - big fan of their NMF line.  Just about to start my Hasegawa F86

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 09, 2017 7:41 AM
That came out great. X2 on the Alclad gloss. Great stuff

 

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