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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:04 AM

Well done, JB.  But be careful, 3 Spits in one spot might cause Martin an upset!

John

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

 

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  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Friday, February 26, 2021 9:39 PM

Great Job Nick! I also like your runway background

Frank that spit is coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing the finished product.

 

I finished up my Mk1 this evening. I think I had more trouble running the antenna cable, the super glue just didn't want to hold.

Posing with some friends

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:03 AM

Frank: That looks fantastic to me! I mean considering the amount of sun bleaching I wouldn't worry too much about the colour. 

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

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:28 PM

The clear gloss deepens the color . When you use clear flat it will lighten up a bit more .

  .Nick

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:10 PM

Bish

 

 
fotofrank

Thanks, guys. I sprayed the theater bands on the wing tips the other day and later today I'll give a coat of Tamiya gloss before doing decals.

I had three group builds going, and thanks again to Bish, now four group builds. I'm having a tough time keeping up with myself.

 

 

 

Don't i know that feeling. I have trouble trying to remember what GB i am building for, and thats just for the ones i am hosting.

 

Yeah, it's not like I'm not accustomed to having two, three, or even four builds going on my bench at one time. Sometimes it's like herding cats though.

And Crown, sure enough, I shot the Tamiya gloss and the camo changed color again. Still not used to that happening. Oh well.

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:49 PM

fotofrank

Thanks, guys. I sprayed the theater bands on the wing tips the other day and later today I'll give a coat of Tamiya gloss before doing decals.

I had three group builds going, and thanks again to Bish, now four group builds. I'm having a tough time keeping up with myself.

 

Don't i know that feeling. I have trouble trying to remember what GB i am building for, and thats just for the ones i am hosting.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:48 PM

Nick, that is looking lovely, i'd like to get one of those in 72nd.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:21 PM

Thanks, guys. I sprayed the theater bands on the wing tips the other day and later today I'll give a coat of Tamiya gloss before doing decals.

I had three group builds going, and thanks again to Bish, now four group builds. I'm having a tough time keeping up with myself.

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:11 AM

Nick: Oh wow, great job on her! That's beautiful work! Heart

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

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:43 AM

Gamera. Thank you its just about done need to do finished pics .

Fotofrank. the spits camo looks fine. If your clear coat (gloss for decals) it will change again.

latest pics..

  .Nick

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:13 PM

Nick: Nice!!! 

Frank: Dunno if it's accurate or not but it's some dang fine work! 

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

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:45 PM

The camo looks very nice, Frank.

John

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

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:29 AM

Frank, the colours on your tropical Spitfire look fine.  You will find once you add your yellow strip the adjacent colours will look a bit different.  As it is, Middle Stone when newly painted has a yellow ochre appearance, but over time it would fade to a lighter sandy shade.

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, February 19, 2021 2:50 PM

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.

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Posted by JBRaider on Friday, February 19, 2021 2:18 PM

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 19, 2021 1:58 PM

Frank, not sure if its the light, but it does look qute yellow in the first 2 pics but the 3rd one looks spot on.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, February 19, 2021 12:09 PM

Really raining outside! Fortunately I was able to do a little painting before the rains came. I put the camouflage stencils on the Spitfire and shot the second color. The stencils are vinyl and if you're careful, they are re-usable. I was able to peel them off without tearing any of them. Now, all that is left to paint are the yellow theater stripes on the wings and then it's time for decals. The Middle Stone still looks kinda yellow but the Dark Earth looks just right.

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

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:58 PM

VC-10 K4 update landing gear in place, gave an over all pigment wash and some oil streaking. The clear flat comes next

 

  .Nick

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  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:33 AM

Nick, Bish, Gamera thanks

Frank- the camo was all done with Tamiya tape. The wings and tail were done with large pieces. I would put the tape down lightly, mark the patern, remove the tape and cut the patern out then reapply the tape.

On the fuselage I uses thin strips to get the general shape and then made it a little more uneven with masking fluid along the edges.

It was the first time I used micromask and that stuff actually pulled paint off in a couple of small places. I've had no issue with the tape pulling off the paint, only the liquid mask.

It has been really cold the last couple of days, we even got to 0 or a little below and have had 5-6 inches of snow but saturday the forcast is showing the lower 60's! Hoping to get back to work on it then

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:47 AM

JB: Beautiful job on the camo! Yes

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

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:25 AM

Good looking camo, JB. Did you use a stencil for the color break?

JBRaider

Nick- thtat is coming along nicely, that wash really makes the detail stand out.

I braved the cold to get the camo down on my Mk 1. Ready for a clear coat and decals...

 

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:10 AM

JB, nice job on the camo, looking good.

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 Monday, February 15, 2021 4:54 PM

JBRaider. Many thanks yes that camo looks real good did you use masks or free hand ? here in so fla it's 85 but two weeks ago it was in the low 40's  boo woo it's still cold for me

Gamera I'm just about done and ready for clear flat.

  .Nick

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    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Monday, February 15, 2021 4:12 PM

Nick- thtat is coming along nicely, that wash really makes the detail stand out.

I braved the cold to get the camo down on my Mk 1. Ready for a clear coat and decals...

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:17 PM

Frank: I don't know how accurate it is but I like the looks of it. 

Nick: Looks cool, looking forward to seeing how it comes out. 

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

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:15 PM

JBRaider. nice under side paint !

Gamera. many thanks gave it two coats of clear and three days to dry hope they dont come off with weathering.

FotoFrank. That middle stone went on well with earth and azure blue it will all come together.

I started the weathering but this time I'm using Gamblin ivory black pigment mixed with water.

let dry and brush off lets see how it goes.

  .Nick

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 12, 2021 4:55 PM

Frank, i'm no expert on WW2 British colours, but that looks pretty good to me. But ye, i know what you mean.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Friday, February 12, 2021 2:53 PM

Your panel lines show through the stone color very nicely Frank.

Harold

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Posted by JBRaider on Friday, February 12, 2021 7:09 AM

Well Frank it does sorta have that baby poop tone now but i'm sure it will look good when the next layer goes down. Preshading came through really nice.

I am at the same stage as you on mine but it looks like I will have to wait a while as we are experiencing unusually cold temps and my airbrush is set up in an uninsualated garage.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:49 PM

This nice weather we've been having is great. I was able to spray the first color of the Spitfire camouflage today. The label on the Hobby Color bottle says Middle Stone but the color kinda looks like, well, baby poop. Hopefully the color will look better when the Dark Earth goes down over the Middle Stone. Anyway, for your edification...

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