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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 25, 2021 3:00 PM

Looking good frank.

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, January 25, 2021 2:45 PM

Having nice weather this week so time to paint. Shot primer on the Spit Mk VIII this morning and all the various fiddley parts as well. Used Model Master gray enamel primer thinned 2/1. It'll sit for a day before I do some pre-shading then on to the BoB camouflage.

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:05 PM

Bobby: That's some fine lookin' work!!! Kudos sir!!!

John: I know the feeling there. The F-51D I did for John 3:16's Korean War GB I'd cemented the wings together and THEN noticed I needed to drill out the rocket mounting holes from the inside. So I carefully pried them back apart. Thankfully they only broke at one point.

Bish: Thanks! Will take that under consideration. Piers already corrected me on the date, I'm getting more and more horrible about remembering dates for stuff... (sigh).

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

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:47 AM

Good looking build Bobbie! The Spit has such great lines, Don't care for the cliped wing version though.

John, I've never done that before Confused That happened with my Swordfish build. I spent hours and lost much hair trying to get the IP set through the nose Tongue Tied

Steve

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:14 AM

Thats was lucky John, at least you only had to remove a small piece.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:12 AM

Nicely done Bobby, and first to finish. Thats a good looking build there, and nice to seeing you trying out a base. Cheers mate.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:58 PM

I'm in a holding pattern with the Wellesley until the resin engine and the vac canopy set arrive, but I was looking in the box and saw that the instrument panel was still in it.  Well, that's good because it's better than it being lost, but I had already glued the fuselage together.  So I had to do what you see in the picture below.  It's all back together now, but sheesh...Oops

 

John

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:34 PM

Thank you guys!  This was a fun kit to build.  It had a few fit issues but nothing bad and the sheme was fun to do.  Here it is all finished!  Bish....thank you so much for hosting yet another great GB!  I look forward to doing the Mess. GB next!  I leave the final pic for posting up to you sir.  Enjoy!

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:32 PM

Nice looking spitfire and the prop looks better then mine too

  .Nick

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:42 PM

Coming on nicely there Bobby, you have made quick work of that.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:41 PM

Gamera, i like Hava Go Jo.

The RAAF GB starts on the 31st March. But i am sure you can find plenty to do until then.

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  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:17 PM

Sorry for the delays in the pics.  Got busy at work.  Here are some pics from the past couple of days.  I should be done with it today!  Enjoy!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:33 PM

Both sets of my decals came in. Still not sure which one I'm going to use.

I didn't notice that LostAgain wasn't starting the RAAF GB until March 1st so I'm going to halt work here until then.

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:52 PM
Everybody's stuff is moving along nicely,still got a couple in queue before getting started Frank,I got the masks you recommended looking forward to seeing your painting

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:25 AM

Nick: Oh cool, she's starting to really look like a jet liner now! 

Frank: What parts are you missing? I can check my spare parts box, not sure I'd have what you need but you never know. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:22 PM

Looks like your getting to grips with the Wellesley John. Its looks like hard plastic just from the pictures.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:20 PM

Coming on nicely there Nick.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:20 PM

fotofrank

Well, since the Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII has moved out to the paint bench, I was going to start the ARII Mk VIII. The kit only cost me a dollar at a show. I shoulda looked in the box first. Some vital parts are missing. Oh well. On to the next kit.

 

I know that feeling frank. guess it could come in handy for spares.

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 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:11 PM

Eagle90. its a good kit, but with mine had some trouble with the prop.

John. looks good so far. You got the bull by the horns now !

Foto Frank.looks real good from here.

My latest pics closed up more seams and the fueling things? on the underside waiting on other RAF decals for this hold off on primering for  now.

  .Nick

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:26 PM

Well, since the Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VIII has moved out to the paint bench, I was going to start the ARII Mk VIII. The kit only cost me a dollar at a show. I shoulda looked in the box first. Some vital parts are missing. Oh well. On to the next kit.

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:24 PM

John: Nice work. The cut stabs came out really well. Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:07 PM

A few more steps on the Wellesley, some filling of wing seams with Aves Epoxyclay, and the elevators have been separated from the stabilizers, reset at a down angle, and installed on the fuselage.  Epoxyclay was used to smooth out and shape the stabilizer/elevator hinge line.  This kit is made out of very hard plastic, thread was not equal to cutting the tailplanes apart, had to use the JLC saw and an Exacto knife on these.

 

John

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 4:47 PM

Frank & John: Those are both coming along great!!!

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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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
    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
    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.

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  • 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
    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
    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

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