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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:28 PM

It makes a nice addition to the front page Nick.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:15 AM

Gamera. thank you the camo was a bit fussy with Tamiya sea gray and the Vallejo dark ghost gray I didn't have barley gray. For some reason the Vallejo gray was a bit thicker after I thinned it, I had to spilt hairs thinning and playing with psi .

Bish. thanks again I wanted something different than a spitfire but I do like spitfires alot.

Keavdog. the plastic is soft, some clean up on small parts, seam clean up was not trouble some over all a fun kit.

Steve. Thanks I wanted to glue it on a peice of wood .

John. thanks, after all that clear coats its pretty heavy.

  .Nick

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:31 PM

Well done, Nick, it looks great.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:36 PM

Totaly cool Nick. Love the tarmac.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:53 PM

Awesome looking Nick.  How did the kit together?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:44 PM

Now thats stunning Nick, love the look of that grey scheme. Thank you for shareing that here. Will get you on the front page.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:25 AM

Nick: Oh wow! Great job there!!! Love the look of that scheme! Heart

"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, April 13, 2021 9:54 AM

JBRaider,GAF, Deeve Those are Fantastic spitfires..

This one is done..

1/144 Roden VC-10K4 tanker.

Tamiya med sea gray, clear gloss and flat.

Vallejo dark ghost gray.

Masters touch oil paint wash.

many thanks for watching and your cmments.

Bish thank you for hosting another great GB.

  .Nick

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 2:54 AM

Sergeant

 

 
Bish

Will do gomeral. never herad of the Seagull, just looked it up. I've used plenty of resin AM and built some large scale resin aircraft engines as well as a 35th resin vehicle. But i have not yet tackele one of my resin aircraft. Main advice is to take your time and dry fit twice before commiting to glue.

 

 

 

Gomeral, I had never heard anyone say to 'dry-fit twice before commiting to glue', but I 100% agree with Bish. I even do it with styrene parts because I have made so many mistakes in assembly.

 

I retired from bulding construction 7-years ago and taught capentry skills to hundreds of men and women on the job. The first rule is to 'measure twice and cut once' just like Bish said.

Harold

 

I learnt that lesson when building the HPH 1/18th scale DB605 engine. Made a right hash of putting the main engine block together and by the time i realised there was no getting it apart. Fortunatly HPH has superb customer service and sent me new parts at no cost. I have been much more careful with resin ever since.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:20 AM

Thanks guys, but yea some subjects that really interest me I tend to devout more time researching than actualy building. 1940 BoB is certainly one of those areas.

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:02 PM

Bish

Will do gomeral. never herad of the Seagull, just looked it up. I've used plenty of resin AM and built some large scale resin aircraft engines as well as a 35th resin vehicle. But i have not yet tackele one of my resin aircraft. Main advice is to take your time and dry fit twice before commiting to glue.

 

Gomeral, I had never heard anyone say to 'dry-fit twice before commiting to glue', but 100% agree with Bish. I even do it with styrene parts because I have made so many mistakes in assembly.

In the carpentry trade they teach to 'measure twice and cut once' so it's the same idea that Bish recommended.

Harold

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 5, 2021 2:06 PM

Everything looks awesome guys!!!

 

Steve: Those 'spinning' props I used on my Zero last year I liked. I did have some issues masking off the yellow warning areas but I think that was my fault. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 5, 2021 11:11 AM

Will do gomeral. never herad of the Seagull, just looked it up. I've used plenty of resin AM and built some large scale resin aircraft engines as well as a 35th resin vehicle. But i have not yet tackele one of my resin aircraft. Main advice is to take your time and dry fit twice before commiting to glue.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Monday, April 5, 2021 10:10 AM

Hey, there, Bish.  I've been out a while, so although I showed my interest in the feeler, I haven't officially signed up here.  Please put me down for a Pro Resin 1/72 Supermarine Seagull ASR-1.  I've never built resin before, so this will be (one way or another!) a learning experience for me...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 5, 2021 9:25 AM

Good to see you up and running Steve. Not seen that spining prop before, or even heard of that brand. I do like the no blades option for a flying aircraft. I have a Ju 88 i will be doing on the ground with engines shutting down. I opted for prop blurs as i felt they would beter suit the props not at full power. Be keen to see how yours turn out.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 5, 2021 9:19 AM

Yep, Jack is da bomb. Knows his s^^t.

Bish, I'm starting this year's massive GB obligation with the little guy I subed for the Kongo (still sad about that).

I got this fella from HobbyLobby when all kits were 40% off and I since I didn't have any other Spits in the stash, I figured what the heck.

So to offset by at least 3X the money I saved from the sale, I of course bought some after market decals and other AM. I did buy a resin seat for it but don't know why exactly. I guess I was still deciding if I wanted it flying or on the ground. Since the kit included a pilot, I went with flying. Also since I really don't care for the half black half white underside marking....

I went with new decals. Plus now I have spare British markings for future Spits Whistling

A flying propeller aircraft, the prop!!! I've tried a few diffrent methods from thin clear sheet (meh) to no prop at all (actually that doesn't look too bad) but this time I'm trying one from AM Model Works. The package states it's for the Mk.III, the PE sheet says Mk.II and the kits Mk.I propeller fits within it's radius so I'll use it.

So that's a long winded way of saying I started my Spit build.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 4, 2021 4:38 AM

Jack certainly knows his stuff Harold.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:03 PM

jgeratic

This should come in handy:

 

 

regards,

Jack

 

Jack, I don't know how you find the time, but your military history research and knowledge of colours and methods is excellent.

Harold

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, April 2, 2021 8:30 PM
Thanks for the input John. I was also think it would have depended on where and when the merlins where built also. Couldn't really think that a merlin built by Packard would be exactly the same color as one built by Rolls on the other side of the ocean in the 40s.,

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 2, 2021 6:55 PM

That seems weird.  I thought they were all basic semi-gloss black.  I looked at the instructions in the Tamiya 1/32 kit and it calls for X-18 Semigloss black for the major parts and most of the detail parts.  The handbook in the kit with photos shows a Mark VIII with colors about like the ICM kit but it's a museum airplane and I wouldn't think it reflects what was correct in WW II.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, April 2, 2021 8:32 AM
So after looking for engine photos I see anything from all black to all gray. What would the proper engine colors be for a Mk. VIII in 1945? Kit instructions are showing Ocean Gray with Sea Gray parts and aluminum valve cover.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:47 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. I appreciate it. Im just glad I did the kit justice. Ive sat on it for so long because I wanted to make sure I did a decent job on it.  Now onto another one thats the same situation, the Hasegawa RAAF Mitchell. Big Smile

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

Deeve_

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:41 PM

I started the ICM Mk. VIII.  Not much to look at but its started.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:40 AM

Deeve: That's beautiful!!! I too honestly wouldn't have noticed any of the issues if you hadn't pointed them out! 

You should be proud of her, fantastic!!! 

 

Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:54 PM

jgeratic

Deeve, I like it, and a Canadian Squadron to boot. Yes

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

Doing a little research, Lorne Cameron is laid to rest not far from where I live. 

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

Deeve_

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:37 PM

Deeve, I like it, and a Canadian Squadron to boot. Yes

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:45 PM

fotofrank

Deeve, that's one fine looking Spitfire. Really well done.

Don't be telling us what's wrong with it 'cause we'll never notice...lol.

The build just looks too good overall.

 

I wouldn't have noticed without....

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:48 PM

Your Spitfire looks great, Deeve, nice finish.  Don't Worry, Be HappyParadise

John

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:47 AM

Deeve, that's one fine looking Spitfire. Really well done.

Don't be telling us what's wrong with it 'cause we'll never notice...lol.

The build just looks too good overall.

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

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