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Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk.1 - Ready for inspection

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  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Monday, November 11, 2019 3:14 PM

Thank you Eagle, glad you like it! :) 

 

Best, 

Nikola

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:55 AM

Great build!  The weathering is super!  

 

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:54 AM

Thank you very much gentlemen! 

 

Regards, 

Nikola

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:40 PM

Very nicely done Sir!

  • Member since
    March 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:03 PM

Very nicely done. I like the weathering at the wing roots.

  • Member since
    March 2008
  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:52 AM

It looks like you did a pretty good job to me. Good work !

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:31 AM

Hi NKM, 

I used Vallejo BS Dark Earth and Dark Green (not BS dark green). I also filtered the scheme with Tamiya Deck Tan, but maybe overfiltered it slightly.

Best, 

Nikola

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: Philippines
Posted by nkm1416@info.com.ph on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:10 AM

Nice Spitfire! What paint did you use for the Dark Earth and Dark Green?

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:33 AM

Thanks guys! Glad you like her. :) 

 

Best, 

Nikola

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:31 AM

Hi Goldhammer, 

Yes, I used Tamiya's extra thin cement. Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.

I'll see what is available over here and give it a try.

 

Regards, 

Nikola

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:19 AM

Nice little Spit.

As to the clear parts fogging, if you used the regular styrene glue, that is probably the cause.

I don't know what is available over there, but you can use white wood/paper glue, Testors makes a canopy/window glue that dries clear.  I use Pacer Formula 560 here.  I'm sure there are alternatives of the same type product there.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, November 4, 2019 8:36 AM

Agreed, one good-looking spitfire. Yes

I always enjoy seeing what you 1/72 folks are able to accomplish.

-Greg

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 4, 2019 7:50 AM

Very nicely done, i really like the weathering.

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:54 AM
Beautiful

 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:13 AM

Great looking Battle of Britain Spitfire! Congrats.

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:32 AM

Thank you very much guys! :) 

 

Cheers, 

Nikola

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:05 PM

Very nice!  Cammo looks great

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:43 PM

That is one beautiful Spitfire! 

Chad

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:51 PM

Well done. Very nice work.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk.1 - Ready for inspection
Posted by Nikola on Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:09 AM

Hi gents,

 

Since the Uschi line is taking forever to arrive I decided to share with you my latest build now, an OOB Tamiya's 1/72 Spit Mk.1 and my first attempt at "proper" photography which partly failed and on which I have to definitely work. 

I am not completely satisfied with the final finish as, again, I have some small orange peel on the paint.   Got to work on that too!!! It's probably the flat and gloss coats which I didn't airbrush but sprayed from the can, since I didn't have any orange peel on the paint itself because I airbrushed it. Any advice would be very much appreciated! 

Also, as I said in my "work in progress" post, some kind of fogging/staining happened on the inside of the canopy which I can't explain, since I worked in gloves and did not use CA glue. Any ideas about what might have happened? 

The decal on the starboard side is slightly too high and went into the canopy sliding channel, which I just saw now!   Also, the camera now showed me what my eye didn't, and that is to do with the exhaust stains finish which is too strong in my opinion.

 

Couple of lessons learned here! 

 

Thanks for looking! :)

 

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

 

 

 

 

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