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  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:04 PM

The Eduard Spitfire Mk-II kit has arrived and can hardly wait to get started. The last time I built a Supermarine Spitfire I was a Cub Scout, it was 1955.

  

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 8, 2021 8:24 AM

Harold & Frank: Looking good guys!!! 

Got my paint, hopefully will get some done this weekend. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 8, 2021 3:46 PM

Harold, I've been thinking about a Spitfire Mk I or Mk II for over a year now to pose with a BoB Bf 109E. Gotta get with the program and get one done. This group build might be the right time. The last Spitfire I built was when the Monogram Mk IX was a new kit. Too long ago to remember. Anyway, progress on the Mk VIII today. Attached the wing. Need to clean up the leading edge and attach the wing tips. This little Spitfire is building faster that I expected.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 8, 2021 4:35 PM

Thats going well Frank.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Friday, January 8, 2021 4:56 PM

fotofrank

Harold, I've been thinking about a Spitfire Mk I or Mk II for over a year now to pose with a BoB Bf 109E. Gotta get with the program and get one done. This group build might be the right time. The last Spitfire I built was when the Monogram Mk IX was a new kit. Too long ago to remember. Anyway, progress on the Mk VIII today. Attached the wing. Need to clean up the leading edge and attach the wing tips. This little Spitfire is building faster that I expected.

 

Frank, I have two models for the British Army Group Build on my work bench to finish before I can start my Spitfire, but I am watching how you build the Mk-VIII.

Bish, I know how you feel about Spitfire's but the Spitfire badge you found for the Supermarine Group Build is absolutely first class.

Harold

  

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 8, 2021 5:04 PM

Thanks Harold, i still wanted to make the effort and be impartial.I rather liked that image.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Friday, January 8, 2021 5:07 PM

Bish

Thanks Harold, i still wanted to make the effort and be impartial.I rather liked that image.

 

Bish since you are online, how is the lockdown in Britain effecting you? 

  

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 8, 2021 5:36 PM

Personally, not that much. I work at a prison, so i have not been furloughed. We don't go out that much, used to go for a meal or a movie maybe once a month, so not able to do that. Only used to pop into town every so often, usually to go to the LHS. Main thing is i can't do is go and see my mum. She lives about an hour away and is over 80. And with us working at a prison, i have not been to see her much even when we were not locked down. Not worth the risk. But she has had her 2 jab's now, so thats a relief.

Main impact has been at work. I work in the stores, we have not had as many deliveries as we used to. We also deal with the laundry so have had to take extra precautions when there have been cases.

We have been lucky really.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Friday, January 8, 2021 9:17 PM

Bish

Personally, not that much. I work at a prison, so i have not been furloughed. We don't go out that much, used to go for a meal or a movie maybe once a month, so not able to do that. Only used to pop into town every so often, usually to go to the LHS. Main thing is i can't do is go and see my mum. She lives about an hour away and is over 80. And with us working at a prison, i have not been to see her much even when we were not locked down. Not worth the risk. But she has had her 2 jab's now, so thats a relief.

Main impact has been at work. I work in the stores, we have not had as many deliveries as we used to. We also deal with the laundry so have had to take extra precautions when there have been cases.

We have been lucky really.

 

I can certainly relate to not seeing your Mum. Our kids will not even give us a hug or come in the house to visit for fear they will make us sick.

Harold 

  

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:03 PM

very good start fotofrank.

I started the VC-10 tail, wings, fuselage and one engine pod.

Removing seams and test fit.

 .Nick

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:14 AM

Looking good alreay Nick.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:26 AM

Thanks Bish. I'm now undecided, a tanker or airliner ? I have British airways and East African airlines decals on order, let's see what I get.

 .Nick

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:56 PM

Paints and masks are here:

I've got most of the cockpit done. Not Lawdog quality but good enough considering the tiny cockpit hole:

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:49 PM

Gamera

Paints and masks are here:

I've got most of the cockpit done. Not Lawdog quality but good enough considering the tiny cockpit hole:

 

Hi Cliff, it looks like you are doing a Spitfire too? Do I need spacial paint and masks for my Eduard Spitfire Mk-II? If so is it the same set you have in the picture above?

Harold

  

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:02 PM

Sergeant

 

Hi Cliff, it looks like you are doing a Spitfire too? Do I need spacial paint and masks for my Eduard Spitfire Mk-II? If so is it the same set you have in the picture above?

 

Harold

 

 

Harold,

Looks like you already have the masks from looking at the pic in your post. They're in the zip-loc bag. The Eduard Profipack kits usually come with masks and PE.

 

Jay

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:21 PM

Harold: I buy the pre-cut canopy masks because I friggin' hate cutting them myself. As Jay said the kit probably already has them. 

The paint's up to you. I haven't painted a RAF bird in years so I figured buying some new paint was probably a good idea. They were in the sets so I just went ahead and bought them that way instead of single bottles.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:21 PM

Nice job on the spitfire 

 .Nick

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:37 PM

crown r n7

Nice job on the spitfire 

 

Yes Cliff, nice work on the Spitfire cockpit. I will be watching to see how your Spitfire is built.

Harold

  

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:52 PM

  

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:16 AM

harold, i know the green and brown are correct. Its the underside colour i am not to sure of. I am pretty certain that Sky Type S and Duck Egg blue are the same colour.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:37 AM

The Vallejo RAF set is probably a bit more accurate than MiG - the latter have lightened their paints in order to achieve 'scale effect'. 

Even if you are a follower of this notion, the problem is decals are printed as 'pure' colours, that is 1:1 scale.  So the decals and MiG paints combination result in a higher contrast than normal.  This isn't a problem for some that like that sort of look.

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 15, 2021 9:32 AM

up dated pics of VC-10 after miss matched alinement pins LOL.. sanding,rescribing and putty in clean up stage oh and more test fit did more test fitting on this kit theen any other build still haven't done windsheild yet.

 .Nick

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 15, 2021 11:17 AM

Nick: That looks good, nice work!!! 

Jack: Well, I hope they're at least reasonably accurate. I'm going to try to pre-shade so it should throw off the light/dark ratio of the paints some. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 15, 2021 4:14 PM

Nick, that looks big even in that scale. Nice work.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:23 PM

Hey everyone!  Great work so far.  Loving the builds!  I just finished the Secret Santa GB and was deciding if I should start Bish's Supermarine or Mess. GB first.  LOL!  Decided to go with the Supermarine.  Here is my entry.  Progress pics coming soon.  Going to do the Royal Navy version.  I think I have the right paints for that scheme.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:57 AM

And here are the first progress pics.  So far a pretty nice kit.  Fit is not bad, a couple of places needed a little work but nothing major.  Cockpit is not overly detailed...but you can't see much when you get it together.  The panel lines look to be nice and crisp so a dark dirt wash from Flory's will really make the build pop.  Here ya go.  Enjoy!

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:08 AM

Thats going togfether nicely Bobby, i have never tried one of their kits.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:26 AM

Very cool Bobby. Built a Hobbycraft SF years and years ago. As I remember the fit was pretty good if the detail was a little sparse. Nice work!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:12 PM

Closer to paint. The Mk VIII is just about ready for primer. There's a few detail pieces that need to be prepared like the propeller and landing gear then it's off to the paint bench. Later the temp will be in the mid-70's, a good time to paint.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, January 18, 2021 3:29 PM

I've made a minor start on the Wellesley.  The wheel wells were opened up and boxed in, I plan a little more refinement in that area but this is where it is now.  The wings have been glued together and mounted to their respective fuselage halves, and the cockpit floor has been glued to one side and trapped between the fuselage sides so it will cure in the correct position.  As you may note there are some gap issues to deal with at the lower wing joins.

 

I have ordered a vacform canopy set to replace the kit parts, partly because they are rather thick and also because they made their way to the floor where I subsequently stepped on them and damaged both pilot and gunner positions.  As we say in R/C flying, gravity sucks.  Progress will be impeded while I wait for the canopy to get here from NZ, and I'm still waiting for the resin Pegasus engine.

 

 

John

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

 

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