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3rd ever model please critique
Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:22 AM

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:24 AM

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:25 AM

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:28 AM

Sorry haven’t figured out the multiple pictures thing yet.  So this is my 3rd build.  The 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 from Tamiya.  I used it as a weathering canvas.  Please respond with tips and critique on areas that need improving.  

Thanks for looking and sorry for multiple post and poor picture quality.  

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:50 AM

   Crituque: the seam in fromt of the windscreen could use some more attention.

    Comment: for your 3rd model....very well done, practice is the only way to improve so. Your on the right trackYes

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:03 AM

I really like the weathering and exhaust marking, but it almost too clean. Brit warbirds did not get a lot of prettying up, as they were extremely busy, especially during the early years / Battle of Britain. They landed, got fueled and reloaded, and then back to it.

All in all, a very nice job.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:52 AM

wpwar11

 

Overall, very nicely done! Especially for this being your third build. Looks like you have a good solid base of building skills. 

The only things that I see (and small ones at that) to critique are both here in this close up:

one- the excess glue or whatever it is on the vertical panel line near the windscreen, that could have easily been cleaned up before painting with a bit of sanding.

two- your canopy framing paint work is a bit translucent, that is easily remedied in three layer painting. Inner color, a black middle layer, then lastly the external color.

You have definitely got this.

 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:29 PM

Hey! 

      You're not gonna to try to fly that worn out looking thing are you? Nice job for a third build ! The only critique I have is this. You need to build more!

 No Kidding! the things are few that I would call you on. The poor fit of the bottom front canopy,The translucency of the frame, as Stik said of it and a heavy lump in the seam on the forward panel edge. Minor stuff! 

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:32 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hey! 

      You're not gonna to try to fly that worn out looking thing are you? Nice job for a third build ! The only critique I have is this. You need to build more!

 No Kidding! the things are few that I would call you on. The poor fit of the bottom front canopy,The translucency of the frame, as Stik said of it and a heavy lump in the seam on the forward panel edge. Minor stuff! 

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It's all about patience and looking ahead before you do it.

You should fill in the seam on the fuselage behind the cockpit and, (not being able to see the bottom) probably in the same location on the bottom also.

For a third model I'd say you're doing just fine.

It's just like target practice, you have to keep at it.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 2:16 PM

Thank you very much.  I appreciate the advice and #4 will hopefully be better.  It’s been so much fun building and learning as I go.  Again, thanks to all of you.  

Someone mentioned the seam behind the canopy.  I think thats the antennae wire shadow.  I can be a little sloppy but not that bad.

Stay safe everyone.  

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:08 PM

Zoomed in on it the first time.... but I REALLY zoomed it again big time and the antenna base gives it up as a shadow. 

It sure looked like the seam.
That's a very close coincidence.

Click on it to zoom in.

Sorry 'bout that......

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:41 PM

Hey Disastermaster I appreciate you taking the time to give it a look.  I actually went back and looked at the model again.  I asked myself “Did I miss an enormous seam on this thing?”

 

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Posted by Bobstamp on Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:11 PM

Another newbie here, still working on my third model, as well as a fourth and a fifth, and not very secure in my skills. But I like your Spitfire a great deal.

Bob

On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre; Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:38 PM

Thanks Bob.  Someday we will both build models equal to the masters who post here.  Sometime ago you posted pictures of the crash you survived.  Just amazing you lived to tell that story.  

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:30 PM

Congrats on your third. Yes

I hope you keep building and posting. And having fun.

-Greg

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:19 PM

Your 3rd build?  It's exceptional!  Although I've been a FSM Forum Member here since approximatly 2012, I'm still trying my best and continue to move forward.  I now build with my 4 year old grandson Ezra.  We started together when he was 2.  Little by little with baby steps, pun intended, Ezra has been the ubiquitous modeler.  Always asking;"Why"?  

 

We've had several of our builds, displayed in the FSM Forums Readers Gallery, thanks to the wonderful members of this fantastic forum.  Everyone here has helped me progress with each build.  The members have helped Ezra and I mature.  Continue in your treasures as your direction is optimal!

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:26 PM

Here is one example of Ezra and I builds,

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:07 PM

Spitfire camo is more difficult than it looks and you really nailed yours.  My only comment has been noted before, which is the glue and gap around the windscreen.

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:22 AM

Thanks for all the additional comments.  Time to take what I learned from all you brilliant modelers and apply it to the next one.  The F4F Wildcat.  

Toshi-What a thrill to share the hobby with your grandson

Ezra-Never stop asking “why?”

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:22 AM

wpwar11

Thanks for all the additional comments.  Time to take what I learned from all you brilliant modelers and apply it to the next one.  The F4F Wildcat.  

Toshi-What a thrill to share the hobby with your grandson

Ezra-Never stop asking “why?”

 

No; "Why" is a constant in his and our lives now.  LOL!

It is a huge game changing experience showing Ezra directions on how to read instructions, pre-assemble, cutting, sanding, glueing, AB, and decal assessment.  I do my best to occupy his mind so we will do a few steps here and move to The Paw Patrol on TV. When that ends we get back to the assembly/painting of more steps in our builds.  

I now have him introduced into collecting a long ago hobby that most if not all kids his age no nothing about is Philatelics, the stamp collecting hobby.  He seems to really enjoy that and he has his own album under my ever watchful eye/supervision as some stamps are used and some are in mint condition.

Once again, your third build of the Tamiya kit (They have exceptional qualities of product) looks a hundred times better than my build when I first started out.  You sir did a fantastic job!

Your friend's, Toshi and Ezra

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:58 PM
Very nice work indeed,yes dome pointed out a couple of things to remember for next time.You remember my F-16,you thought it was great,but it had a couple of problems,but overall I was happy I'm sure you feel the same way.i like to keep my planes cleaner then armor,just preference.Yours is weathered nicely.

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, September 6, 2020 5:45 PM

LMAO!!! THIRD MODEL??????????
Very nicely done. It took me YEARS to make models that well.
Pay attention to seams....panel lines....mold separation lines, and canopy attachment points. The cleaner the better.
Overall...I have to say....very....very well done.
Thanks for sharing!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:58 PM

Tojo-I think the builder always has a more critical eye.  when I look at your F16 I see flawless construction and stunning paint.  Youre a truly gifted modeler.

leemitch-Thanks for the kind words.  I’m embarrassed to post the first two.  I’m happy with the progress I’ve made.  People on here have really helped me.  It’s been a lot of fun.

Cheers from Maryland.  Good night.

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:27 AM

Hi I agree with the comments already made about the windscreen and panel seams, but I was also wondering about the black weathering around the gun bay panels. It looked a bit strong to me, but I have not seen your references, so I could be out of line. Besides these minor items I think you have done a fantastic job. Only your 3rd? Wow.! keep building, by the time you get to your 5th you will be teaching others!

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Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:37 AM

Thanks Dodgy.  Oil paints were used for gun bay doors.  I’m learning a little goes a long way.  I rather like it.  I wanted to simulate build up of dirt/grim in those areas.  I used another modelers Spitfire, Will Pattison, who I really admire as a reference.   I thought that was one of the areas I got most like his so go figure.  I really like the versatility of oils.  I didnt post a picture of the bottom of the plane with engine oil streaks.  That was the hardest thing to get right.  

I appreciate your input.  Words like yours really help me grow and get better as a modeler.  

One of these days I’ll make it over to your lovely island.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:48 AM

You realy coming along War. Yeah, some work here and there but experance and time are great teachers. I have been building for 54 years with a few taken off here and there and still can't get everything perfect.

BTW, to post mutiple images in one post, just click the mountain icon again and upload another pic like you're doing. You can do that in one post until you finger falls off.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:51 PM

Modelcrazy-from what I’m learning and reading about other builds I think very rarely does a build go 100% perfect.  There’s just to many variables.  One of the great things about this hobby is how it evolves.  Even after 54 years there’s probably new techniques that you try and master.  I’m only on number 4 and have about a year under my belt but I try something different on every one.  I hope many years from now that part of modeling stays with me.

Thanks for the multiple post help.

 

 

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