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1/48 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX - Completed

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1/48 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX - Completed
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 20, 2020 3:29 PM

I'mworking on another Spitfire for a GB and thought I would build this one along side just to get it done and it would build faster with another one anyway. This is a very nice kit and it has great details. The fit is excellent and it gives you options for posable control surfaces, all of them, as well as up or down landing gear and weighted or not tires. I would highly recommend this kit if you want a nice PR bird. I should be in paint in the next couple of days, I just need to mask the canopy now.

I painted up the pilot too as this will be a in flight bird. Once he was done and assigned to his plane he had trouble fitting in. Apparently he is 7 feet tall. So, he was asked to surrender his parachute so he would fit under the canopy and then we had to amputate both feet so he could reach the pedals. All is well and he is cleared for service and passed his flight physical.

Thanks for looking.

BK

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Posted by Greg on Monday, January 20, 2020 3:43 PM

I feel sorry for the pilot. All that he had to go through, and he ended up with a plastic rod up his  .......uh, nevermind. Poor guy.

I think that's the first 5 bladed prop I've seen.

Looking good. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 20, 2020 5:16 PM

Man that's one sharp looking pilot!

Chad

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 27, 2020 6:07 PM

I managed to get this bird painted. I did preshade this one and I can just barely see it with the paint on. I don't think the camera is picking that up, but it's there. I was kinda surprised to see how close in tone these colors were. It's an interesting take on the Spit post-war. I think this may be one of the best looking Spits they did, even with a simple scheme. Next is the clear coat and pin wash.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:25 AM

I'm calling this WIP done. This is a nice kit and if you like Spitfires I highly recommend it, it builds great.

Paints were all Vallejo RAF colors and Tamiya clear for decals and MM Semi gloss for final coat.

BK

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:59 PM
Nice build BK. I think you have one pic that's not the XIX though

 

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:10 PM

Schweet.  I love Griffon engined Spits!  Yes

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:49 PM

That's awesome Brandon!  I've got one in the stash and it's on my short list to make.

Chad

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:25 PM

tempestjohnny
Nice build BK. I think you have one pic that's not the XIX though
 

Thanks, and I dropped that extra pic. I built 2 Spits at the same time and the rest is history.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:26 PM

Real G

Schweet.  I love Griffon engined Spits!  Yes

 

Thanks Neal, its a great looking bird.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:26 PM

Thanks Chad, ya, it's a really good kit. You'll love it.

BK

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:33 PM
I just picked up the Seafire 46. Eager to get that in the build pile

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:49 AM

tempestjohnny
I just picked up the Seafire 46. Eager to get that in the build pile
 

I'd like to have a Seefire, I don't have one yet. I really like the look of the 5 blade and dual props.

BK

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, February 14, 2020 12:58 AM

Greg

I feel sorry for the pilot. All that he had to go through, and he ended up with a plastic rod up his  .......uh, nevermind. Poor guy.

I think that's the first 5 bladed prop I've seen.

Looking good. Yes

 

Thanks for the chuckle (spit my coffee out)....LOL. 

 

Looking great Brandon, especially your figure painting.  Very realistic.

 "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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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:35 AM

lawdog114
Looking great Brandon, especially your figure painting.  Very realistic.

Thanks, Joe. I appreciate the kind words.

BK

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 17, 2020 2:05 PM

This one did build up nicely Brandon. Excellent work on that Spit!!

                   

 

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Posted by sickdude on Monday, February 17, 2020 10:17 PM

Great lookin Spitfire Brandon. Airfix sure has come along way in these last few years. I'm thinking I need to try out one of there's in 72nd scale. Great stuff sirs! Smile

William (Willy)

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, February 17, 2020 11:26 PM

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