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Spitfire GB
Posted by ww2psycho on Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:40 PM

This is the official Spitfire GB to celebrate its 75th birthday. Start building when you wish, its always open to anyone who wants to join.

UPDATE: Last day to sign up is 4/1/2012. Once signed up take as long as you need to finish.

Ok rules are as follows:

1. Any type of Spitfire ever made.

2. Any scale, any era, dont care as long as its a Spitfire.

3. Cross overs are fine, partially built is fine, after market or OOB is fine.

4. HAVE FUN!

Heres the badge but if you prefer one of the other badges on the 3rd page you can use it.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5648056204_9a52bddd15.jpg

Roster is as follows (May not be totally correct yet):

ww2psycho: TBA

Bomber Boy: Revell 1:48 Spitfire Mk I

DoogsATX: Tamiya 1:32 Spitfire Mk VIII
http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/doogsatx/Tamiya%20Spitfire%20Mk%20VIII/file-47.jpg

Checkmateking02: Airfix 1:72 Spitfire Mk I
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c244/wishbone99/100_0417.jpg

Greenshirt: Airfix 1:72 Spitfire Mk IXc
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YoaXznxsF-8/Tj7-uUhLPyI/AAAAAAAAK7Y/UoF8eeRrIJU/s400/100_3025.JPG

Dogzilla17: Hasegawa 1:48 Spitfire Mk Vb

Khalee2: Revell 1:48 Spitfire Mk I

Buckeye: Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Mk Vb
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/Xondi/001.jpg

Satch ip:  Italeri 1:48 Spitfire Mk IX
http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab171/satch_ip/IMG_0339.jpg
http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab171/satch_ip/IMG_0365.jpg

max fax: Revell 1:48 Spitfire  Mk IXc
http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss302/maxfax_photos/P1050895.jpg

Longbranch: 1:48 Mk V 

KFS-miniatures: TBA

Reasoned: Testors 1:72 Spitfire Mk I

Tonka: PM Models 1:72 Spitfire VB Seaplane

Antipodean Andy: Airfix 1:72 Spitfire Mk IX

Julez72: Hasegawa 1:48 Spitfire Mk VIII

Dante821: Revell 1:48 Spitfire Mk II

eatthis: Revell 1:32 Spitfire Mk I 

M1 A1 A2 Tanker:  Tamiya 1:48  Spitfire MK I

The Mike: Airfix 1:48 Spitfire MK XII

oddmanrush: Revell 1:48 Spitfire Mk II

lewbud: Airfix 1:72 Spitfire Mk I
http://images44.fotki.com/v220/photos/2/1355092/10368460/FSMAirfixGB2011005-vi.jpg 

JOE RIX: Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire MkVb
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab48/joerix62/Spitfire/100_0594.jpg 

dupes: TBA

jdice1980: Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire Mk. IXc

Jeaton01: Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Mk I
http://yolo.net/~jeaton/mymodels/spitfire/1tamiyamk1/0121tamiyamk1.jpg

darson: Special Hobby Spit Mk.VC

MilitaryAircraft101: 1:72 Spitfire IXc

Theuns: Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk IX
http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy315/lmc001/models036.jpg?t=1314696078
1/72 Airfix Spit Mk2a
http://i803.photobucket.com/albums/yy315/lmc001/models001-8.jpg?t=1334231946 

Noah T: Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk1a
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h327/Hellcat171/IMAG0448.jpg

JailCop: 1:48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk. IXc
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/EMT322636/100_0740.jpg

jgeratic1: Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Mk I
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL165/1109940/23908188/400550033.jpg

sub revolution: Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Mk I
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6658211191_a769f9b108.jpg

jbrady: Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Mk I
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee442/jbrady29/Spitfire%20MK%20I/IMG_0816.jpg
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee442/jbrady29/Spitfire%20Mk%20V/IMG_0848.jpg

Texas Tbone: Tamiya Spitfire Mk I 1:48

Handsome Rob: ICM 1/48 Spitfire Mk. IX

Stumpjumper70:  1/32 Tamiya Mk IXc

BSouthwell: Revel 1/32 Mk I

 

Casper the Chihuahua: Tamiya Spitfire Mk.VIII 1/32

 

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Posted by tonka on Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:47 PM

Thanks for posting the thread. I'm still in. Will ID kit tomorrow.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:09 AM

Thanks for checking in. Work has been hectic, and Im on 3rd next week so expect slow replies from me for a week. Im still deciding which kit im doing. I have a Tamiya Vb and an Italeri IX both 1:48.

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Posted by Antipodean Andy on Sunday, April 10, 2011 3:12 AM

Hi guys

I have a 1/72 Airfix Mk IX in 'Johnnie' Johnson's colours (the "Aircraft of the Aces" special edition) in the stash so I'll lump in with that if I could please.

Greatest aircraft ever.  Have seen some nice Ventura decals for the Mk VIII so will have to keep my eyes open for a kit.  I've chatted a few times over email with New Zealand ace Alan Peart so seeing his aircraft in that decal set will do nicely!

Don't hold your breath though.  LOL.  I'm very slow with building at the moment but, man it's fun!

Cheers

Andy

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Sunday, April 10, 2011 6:51 PM

Yeah you just had to do it didn't you......Another GB i can't resistTongue TiedDepending on the finish date i'll jump in with a Hasegawa 1/48 Mk VIII in RAAF markings....

 

 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, April 11, 2011 1:47 PM

I'll put you down for it and if you build it you do, if not then you dont. Im guessing it will run over a year, with my work schedual, some weeks I dont even work on anything for a week.

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  • From: Spring Branch, TX
Posted by satch_ip on Monday, April 11, 2011 5:45 PM

Not sure what kit I'll be doing.  I think I have 10 or so.  It definitely will be in 31st FG markings though. 

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Posted by dante821 on Monday, April 11, 2011 6:04 PM

I would like to join this group build.  I will be building Revell's Spitfire MK II.

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Posted by uctrekker on Monday, April 11, 2011 6:06 PM

I'm currently building a Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Mk Vb with decals from PYN-UP for another GB..

I'll use the decals for YO*A.

Thank you.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, April 11, 2011 7:17 PM

uctrekker

I'm currently building a Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Mk Vb with decals from PYN-UP for another GB.https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_CEAW6MngjXQ/TYN5v6K9omI/AAAAAAAAAMU/cOgEQSYZMHM/s1024/0317112130-00.jpg.

I'll use the decals for YO*A.

Thank you.

Does that mean you're in?

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Posted by Julez72 on Monday, April 11, 2011 7:26 PM

I'll be a definate finisher with a year long build, besides you can't have a Spit Gb without a "grey nurse" from 80th RAAF.....Yes

 

 

 

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Posted by eatthis on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:44 AM

im in iv got a part built 1/32 scale mk1

 

snow + 4wd + escessive hp = :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7egUIS70YM

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:31 PM

eatthis

im in iv got a part built 1/32 scale mk1

From who?

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Posted by eatthis on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:41 PM

cant remember lol i think its an old revell kit

 

snow + 4wd + escessive hp = :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7egUIS70YM

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Posted by tonka on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:07 PM

My entry will be the PM Models Spitvire VB Seaplane kit in 1/72. Wow talk about a simple kit! Makes an Airfix look detailed! 

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Posted by M1 A1 A2 Tanker on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:03 PM

Could I throw my hat in the ring with Tamiya's Spitfire MK I in 1/48?

Scott

 

 

 

“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”  ~ Joseph Campbell

 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:23 AM

I've just been on the phone with creativemodels.com , One Aires full detail set is on it's way so i'll be opening up the engine and gunbays of this spit8Stick out tongue

 

 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:21 AM

M1 A1 A2 Tanker

Could I throw my hat in the ring with Tamiya's Spitfire MK I in 1/48?

Scott

Sure can! Welcome aboard, start building when you'd like!

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Posted by The Mike on Saturday, April 16, 2011 1:42 AM

Hello from the midwest!  I'd like to join in.  I have a Airfix 1/48 MK XII, and am kit bashing a Spitfire MK 21 in 1/48, either using an Academy MK XIV and Airfixe MK 22/24 or by using an Aeroclub conversion if I get hold of it.

 

 

Anyone know of where to get a Black Magic comoflage mask set??

I don't much care about being politically correct.  That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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Posted by eatthis on Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:05 AM

mines an old revell kit

 

snow + 4wd + escessive hp = :)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7egUIS70YM

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Posted by ww2psycho on Saturday, April 16, 2011 11:22 AM

The Mike

Hello from the midwest!  I'd like to join in.  I have a Airfix 1/48 MK XII, and am kit bashing a Spitfire MK 21 in 1/48, either using an Academy MK XIV and Airfixe MK 22/24 or by using an Aeroclub conversion if I get hold of it.

 

 

Anyone know of where to get a Black Magic comoflage mask set??

So are you building two then?

Roster updated, anyone start work on theirs?

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Posted by The Mike on Sunday, April 17, 2011 12:37 AM

Have started my MK XII.  Except for an after market seat, it will straight out of the box.  My Mk 21 is started as well.  Doing the kit bash one first in standard camoflage.  If I get the conversion set, I will make it into an all silver version.  Just need to find a contra prop, either from an Airfix Mk46/47 Seafire kit, or after market if it exist.

I don't much care about being politically correct.  That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

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Posted by maxfax on Sunday, April 17, 2011 6:02 AM

Psycho- I am off to a start- but I am making a Revell 1/48 Mk IXc, not the Mk II that I originally stated. I made the seat belts out of foil from a suture package- it is nice and thin and easy to cut. May not be accurate but I think it looks good. There is some damage on the bulkhead behind the seat- my 9 year old started this about a year ago and gave up after an hour or two-he damaged the part cutting it from the sprue. Luckily it is not really visible when the fuselage is together.

Rob

On the bench:  Revell 1/72 HCMS Snowberry

 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:42 AM

maxfax

Psycho- I am off to a start- but I am making a Revell 1/48 Mk IXc, not the Mk II that I originally stated. I made the seat belts out of foil from a suture package- it is nice and thin and easy to cut. May not be accurate but I think it looks good. There is some damage on the bulkhead behind the seat- my 9 year old started this about a year ago and gave up after an hour or two-he damaged the part cutting it from the sprue. Luckily it is not really visible when the fuselage is together.

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss302/maxfax_photos/P1050727.jpg

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss302/maxfax_photos/P1050726.jpg

http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss302/maxfax_photos/P1050725.jpg

Rob

Nice! How is the kit?

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Posted by maxfax on Sunday, April 17, 2011 3:59 PM

Actually, it is quite nice. The fit is reasonable and detailed. I got the wings, fuselage, tail and horizontal stabs on in no time today. Probably could be painting in a few days.

Rob

On the bench:  Revell 1/72 HCMS Snowberry

 

 

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Posted by Reasoned on Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:44 PM

Well, with a little help from dad, 6 yr old Jr. finished his Testors 1/72 Spitfire Mk ? (the box says "I" but it sure doesn't look like it, according to the marking below it was a MK Vb).  Never having built a 1/72 I have new respect for those with better near sight (as mine ain't what it used to be!) He assembled it, painted most of it (I drew lines for the camo) and I had the delightful Ick! task of taping the TINY canopy, I also moved the decals into final rest after he put them on the plane.  We built OTB with the three color paint scheme provided in the box (did use a little black for prop and silver for wheels) and did a quick q-tip wash for the panel lines (which I might add were easier to work with than any kit I've yet done) .  The markings are for Plt Off Donald Morrison Canadian Sqd May 1942.  He (weSmile) enjoyed the build so much, we picked up a 1/72 Hurricane and have my eye on a 1/72 SBD, when dad lays into his SBD. Some wip and finals,

 

 

 

 

 

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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Posted by Longbranch on Monday, April 18, 2011 4:06 AM

hey all. this is my first group-build. I see my name on the list and the TBA next to it. my spitfire is gonna be a mk.V 1/48 with some AM goodies from ultracast. i try to buy any AM resin stuff from them, as is my patriotic dooty. haha

Andrew

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, April 18, 2011 6:47 AM

Very nice Reasoned! He'll be a master modeler in no time at all. I dont build in 1:72 due to how small it is. 1:48 is perfect for me. I'll get a badge up soon for you, Im sure we wont say anything about you adding a badge in your sig for your son.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, April 18, 2011 6:48 AM

Longbranch

hey all. this is my first group-build. I see my name on the list and the TBA next to it. my spitfire is gonna be a mk.V 1/48 with some AM goodies from ultracast. i try to buy any AM resin stuff from them, as is my patriotic dooty. haha

Andrew

Made by who?

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  • From: Spring Branch, TX
Posted by satch_ip on Monday, April 18, 2011 6:58 AM

I just picked up the Italeri 1/48 Spitfire IX American Aces edition for $25 at my LHS.  The decal sheet in this kit makes it a bargain.  I think I'll be doing WZ-JJ of Lt John Fawcett, 309th FS/31st FG. 

 

I found a book called Woodbine Red Leader by George Loving in a used book store.  He was a member of the 309th and flew Spits and Mustangs in the Med.  Ended up with 5 kills in the Stang.  Great stories of WWII air combat.

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