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1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk IXc, Kenley Wing, Wing Cdr. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson (Complete)

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:11 PM

That turned out awesome!  You guys are making me really consider the masks.  And your photos are reallly nice as well.  Great build.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:54 PM

keavdog

That turned out awesome!  You guys are making me really consider the masks.  And your photos are reallly nice as well.  Great build.

 

Thanks keavdog! Much appreciated. There's definitely a learning curve with masks but I'm happy with the results so far. 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM

Read through the who thread, you've done a great job with this one. Everyone has hit on just about everything else, but I just wanted to drop in and say how fantastic the exhaust came out. Wow, was this thing just shut down? Great effect!

Thanks for sharing your build!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:13 PM

Superb modeling and photography!!Bow Down

I don't like the vinyl material that Montex uses, I think it's about the same as Oramask 810 which I used for awhile until it the adhesive reacted with the paint, and also because it tends to shrink over time.  I'm using sheets made by Tamiya now and it is a great masking material.  Never leaves residue and may be even thinner than the Tamiya tape we get in rolls.

I haven't used the paints you used here but they sure look good. 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, May 22, 2020 4:52 PM

RadMax8

Read through the who thread, you've done a great job with this one. Everyone has hit on just about everything else, but I just wanted to drop in and say how fantastic the exhaust came out. Wow, was this thing just shut down? Great effect!

Thanks for sharing your build!

 

Thanks Radmax! I tried a new technique on the exhausts this time - darker tones over a light base. Glad you like it. Thx. 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, May 22, 2020 4:55 PM

jeaton01

Superb modeling and photography!!Bow Down

I don't like the vinyl material that Montex uses, I think it's about the same as Oramask 810 which I used for awhile until it the adhesive reacted with the paint, and also because it tends to shrink over time.  I'm using sheets made by Tamiya now and it is a great masking material.  Never leaves residue and may be even thinner than the Tamiya tape we get in rolls.

I haven't used the paints you used here but they sure look good. 

 

Thanks John. Thanks for the heads up on the Tamiya sheet mask material. I was not happy with the Montex adhesive material affecting the paint. I'm also not happy with the Montex vinyl material for the canopy masks since it's too stiff. I'll check out the sheets. 

  • Member since
    March 2008
  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:47 PM

Unbeleivable !! Great job !!

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:51 PM

mic53mlb

Unbeleivable !! Great job !!

 



Thanks mic53mlb! Much appreciated.

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