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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Monday, March 8, 2021 5:53 PM

Wrapped up the cockpit in my Hasegawa mk IXc. I added some Eduard superfabric belts. First time using these. Seems to have gone in pretty easily. Looks pretty decent.  I also touched up thebguages with a white coloured pencil then filled them with canopy glue to try and make them looks like glass. This might be my best cockpit yet. Not sure I got the colour right, but everything I looked at gave me mixed results. Sad

 

 

 

 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
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, March 8, 2021 2:48 PM

Add this one to the roster, Bish. It took a while but I found another Spit that piqued my interest. I was looking for an F-6D Mustang and came across this FR Mk XIV. I like that big 5-blade Rotol propeller.

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 8, 2021 11:19 AM

Gary: Looks good! And I know what you mean- it's a joy to build a great fitting kit! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, March 7, 2021 7:37 AM
Great job on the Spitfire Frank. I'll bet you got a shock when spraying the middlestone. I did when I did my P-39. Thought it was way yellow but dries nice

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:11 AM

Roster and completed pics have been updated, if i have missed anyone, please give me a nudge.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:06 AM

Gary, thats coming together nicely.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:05 AM

Time for me to catch up and what been going on here. frank, thats a lovely job on that Spit. I do like that scheme and i think the colours are spot on. I like the markings. Nice job and thanks for shareing. Front page updated.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:23 AM

Frank - Very well done! That camouflage is super sharp. 

Gary - Looks like you're ready to slap some paint on that bird Bird.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, March 5, 2021 7:08 PM

Frank,

I concur with the opinion that it's a beautiful "Airplane That Shall Not Be Named".  Big Smile

Well done!

As for me, the progress proceed along.  The kit almost fall together.  I did have some trouble with the cockpit fit, but with a little sanding and some brute force I managed to get it in.

As for the rest, piece of cake. Wink

Even the Hurricane is taking shape.

So I guess I need to paint it?

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 5, 2021 10:19 AM

Frank: Looks perfect to me! The camo came out great!!! Beautiful job! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 5, 2021 12:25 AM

Your Spitfire looks very nice, Frank, Well Done!

John

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:53 PM

Frank, That looks spectacular. I love the idea of dusting it with a light coat of thinned Tamiya buff. I may have to try that some time.

 

On a side note, Today I placed an order with Ultracast for some 5 spoke Spitfire wheels and resin flared exhausts for the Hasegawa Mk IXc. I have already gotten started on the cockpit. She is full time on the bench now that the Komet is done.

 

 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 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:50 PM

Awesome job Frank! 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:02 PM

fotofrank

 

 
Tojo72
Great job Frank
 

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing how your camouflage comes out, Tojo.

 

It's next in queue

Trying to finish up a Meng Merkava 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:33 PM

Tojo72
Great job Frank
 

 

Looking forward to seeing how your camouflage comes out, Tojo.

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

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:04 PM
Great job Frank

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:31 PM

Beautiful camo on the spitfire it came together very well.

  .Nick

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:25 PM

The "reverse Lend/Lease" Spitfire Mk VIII is on the shelf. The build depicts an aircraft of the 308th FS, 31st FG, 15th AF, Italy, early 1944. I used Gunze paints for the topside camouflage, Dark Earth and Middle Stone over my own mix MM enamel for Azure Blue on the underside. The theater stripes are Tamiya Flat Yellow and the spinner is Tamiya Insignia Red. The decals are BarracudaCals. The decals were a little stiff(?). It took a lot of Solvaset to get the decals to conform to the surface detail. The tail got the RAF fin flash since there was nothing to fill the space on the tail, like no serial number. After the decals were on, I dusted the whole plane with Tamiya Buff thinned 10/1 to give it a dusty look and kind of tie all the colors together. The exhaust and gun smoke stains are pastel stick scrapings applied with a small brush. The whole build is sealed with Testors Dullcote. As always, comments and critique are welcome.

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:16 AM

Gary: Looks cool!

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:54 AM

Tojo, you won't be disappointed. Just be sure you have a good gloss coat applied and it has has time to cure before you apply the stencils. I usually apply the gloss coat, wait 24 hours at least, apply the stencils, and then paint the second color. Good luck. I'm sure you'll be pleased.

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 Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:42 AM

I'll get you on the roster gary.

JB, still have 10 months to go, so plenty of jump to jump in with anotehr build.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:14 AM

fotofrank

 

 
JBRaider

That's coming along nicely Frank. I have never used precut stencils before but that sure looks like the way to go

 

 

 

Those stencils are vinyl and easy to apply. The adhesive is a little aggressive so you have to be sure the paint is well cured so it doesn't come up when the stencils are removed.

The first times I used the stencils, on a Flying Tigers P-40B and a Bell P-400 Airacobra, I let the paint cure for a week and applied Tamiya Clear Gloss before applying the stencils. Some of the enamel paint still came up. On the Spitfire, it is painted with Mr. Color acrylic paint and after curing for 24 hours, it took the stencils very nicely. No paint came up.

 

Frank,looks like the stencils look great,I got mine from your source, looking to trying them out

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:50 PM

JB, true, it seems pretty straight-forward.  The only complaint I have is the painting instructions for the interior seem to be missing, or I'm missing them completely.

Oh, well!  Now where did I put that bottle of hot-pink that all Supermarine cockpits were supposedly painted in?  Wink

Gary

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:32 PM

John, Gamera thanks for the comments.

Thanks Bish, I might come back again after I get a few more builds done. I have an Eduard Mk IX in my stash that i want to do in an Israeli scheme.

 

Gary that is a good little kit, mine went together well with no issues. 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:43 PM

Bish,

While I'm waiting on fair weather so I can finish up the restoration of a Monogram Mk.IIc Hurricane, I thought I would tackle something a bit more relaxed.  Smile

It's a Mk.Ia "Airplane That Shall Not Be Named".  It's Airfix and 1/72nd scale.

It's so... small!

Gary

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:17 PM

Glad to have you on board deeve, will get you added.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:51 AM

Deeve: Ohhhhhh, sounds very cool. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:25 AM

Bish.

 

Since I am almost done the Komet for the MBB gb, I need a new allied project. (I alternate Axis and Allies in my builds Smile ) I would love to get in on this one. I have an Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.IXc "Kenley Wing" in 1/48 I need to build. I picked this one up back in 2005 and it is due to be built. This was one of the first kits I bought when I got back into building in 2005. I also have a prop and spinner from "the Dept of Correction" and I have a set of Eaglecal decals, but I am not sure I want to use them for this one.

 

 

 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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 1, 2021 5:38 AM

Don't know how i miss this over the weekend. Really nice finish on the Spit JB, i like the weathering and the 2 tone underside.

Thank you for taking part, i will get a pic added to the roster.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:34 PM

Those look great JB, a collection to be proud of! Heart

 

Love how the bi-coloured underside came out!!!

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

 

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