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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, April 18, 2011 11:55 AM

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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. 

http://mfpilot.com/images/ITL2685Spitfire.jpg

 

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.

I have that very same kit. I still cant decide which one to do.

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Monday, April 18, 2011 6:28 PM

Reasoned, great little Spitfire your young one has doneYesvery coolToast

Rob, nice start, the interior looks sweetYes I was hopeing to build mine the same time as you but i'm still a couple of months awayTongue Tiedunless........

ww2pyscho, how do you feel about Seafires? i'm starting the Airfix Mk47 in a week or so...It would be a crossover and of course i'll still be doing the Hasegawa 1/48 MkVIII. later on...

 

 

 

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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, April 18, 2011 9:38 PM

hey, a box with Spitfire parts just arrived up north: http://www.vintagewings.ca/

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:22 AM

Julez72

ww2pyscho, how do you feel about Seafires? i'm starting the Airfix Mk47 in a week or so...It would be a crossover and of course i'll still be doing the Hasegawa 1/48 MkVIII. later on...

As far as Im concerned a seafire is pretty much the same as a spitfire except with a tail hook and folding wings, so its fine. Its in the magazine I have so it checks out.

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:43 AM

VanceCrozier

hey, a box with Spitfire parts just arrived up north: http://www.vintagewings.ca/

Great to see another spitfire on it's way to restorationYes

ww2psycho, thanks mateToastI share the same opinion, it's a navalised spitfire...although this one does hace the counter rotating prop...

 

 

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by oddmanrush on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:17 AM

Hi, I'd like to join if you don't mind, with Revell's 1/48 Mk II. Picked it up from AC Moore the other day with a 40% off coupon, then I saw this group build and considered it a sign....

I started the 'pit last night but I haven't got any photos yet so I'll be sure to post them when I can.

Thanks,

Jon

My Blog: The Combat Workshop 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:05 PM

oddmanrush

Hi, I'd like to join if you don't mind, with Revell's 1/48 Mk II. Picked it up from AC Moore the other day with a 40% off coupon, then I saw this group build and considered it a sign....

I started the 'pit last night but I haven't got any photos yet so I'll be sure to post them when I can.

Thanks,

Perfect!

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  • From: Brisbane
Posted by Julez72 on Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:21 AM

Another Spitfire is on it's way home, this one was found in the Orne estuary near Caen...The remains of it's pilot Flt Ltn Henry "lacy" Smith of 453 Sqd RAAF were found in the wreckage and were buried with full honors today at Ranville war cemetary...

The Spitfire was shot down by AAA on the 11th of June 1944.... it  will be shipped to the RAAF museum at Point Cook for preservation...

 

 

 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Friday, April 22, 2011 6:37 AM

Sweet! Ive seen a spitfire in person, breifely seen one fly. I hope I can actually see one in an airshow sometime.

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  • From: Guam
Posted by sub revolution on Friday, April 22, 2011 7:45 AM

Hi all,

This looks like a fun group! If I ever get back to the bench, I would like in on this one. I want to build one of the recon spits done up in pink to hang in my daughter's room. I will take a look around for a kit and some more info.

Thanks

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:31 AM

I'd like to join up.  Airfix Spit Mk.1 in 1/72.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:44 AM

Added

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Posted by ww2psycho on Saturday, April 23, 2011 6:08 PM

I almost bought another spitfire while at the hobby sture yesterday. Decided against it in the end. Crying

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  • From: Guam
Posted by sub revolution on Saturday, April 23, 2011 7:52 PM

Hey guys, since I haven't seen anything yet, here are the proposals my wife and I made up for the GB badge:

Supermarine_Spitfire_F_Mk_XIIs_of_41_SqnGB 3s

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I have to admit, that last one is growing on me....Stick out tongue

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Posted by ww2psycho on Saturday, April 23, 2011 8:31 PM

sub revolution

Hey guys, since I haven't seen anything yet, here are the proposals my wife and I made up for the GB badge:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/5647492393_1dd22a9433.jpg

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

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5648056222_0f71cbe9ba.jpg

I have to admit, that last one is growing on me....Stick out tongue

Those are some interesting badges I will say. We'll have to vote on one to be it, or we can do what the P-38 GB did, take one that you like.

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  • From: Quincy, MA
Posted by dante821 on Monday, April 25, 2011 9:22 AM

If we are voting, my vote is for badge # 2.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by oddmanrush on Monday, April 25, 2011 10:19 AM

I too like the 2nd badge.

I have some pics of some progress.

Pics aren't that stunning I know. But I hope you can see that I added the lever for the radiator flaps which protrudes next to the left side of the pilot's seat. On the right side of the seat I added another lever, though its function I'm not aware of. My thoughts are perhaps its to adjust the position of the seat but I"m not sure. I also added the lever for the undercarriage controls as well as some other minor details. Scratch built the O2 bottle but that won't even be visible once she is closed...oh well. Lastly, I opened the cockpit door which adds a nice touch in my opinion.

Thanks for lookin'!

Jon

My Blog: The Combat Workshop 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, April 25, 2011 7:28 PM

Very nice work! I cant wait to start mine. I also agree the 2nd badge is the best.

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  • From: Bent River, IA
Posted by Reasoned on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 AM

dante821

If we are voting, my vote is for badge # 2.

Ditto

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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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by oddmanrush on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:15 PM

This may be the fastest construction of a model I've ever done...new personal record.

The build is complete, and proof thereof:

Now then, on to the complicated stuff. You'll see in this picture that there is much filling and sanding to do...as much as can be expected from one of these Revell kits.

I'd built this kit before and I forgot about that nasty little gap by the windscreen. The wing roots aren't really going to be much of a problem.

Any way, I'll get to this when I can. There is sort of a line in front of her now as I have several other GB entries waiting for a coat of paint before the deadline.

Thanks,

Jon

My Blog: The Combat Workshop 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by oddmanrush on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:19 PM

OH NO!!!! Just realized I didn't paint the bit of fuselage BEHIND the retracted canopy! Boooooo me! I may be able to remove it, hopefully. Idiot.

Jon

My Blog: The Combat Workshop 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:40 PM

oddmanrush

OH NO!!!! Just realized I didn't paint the bit of fuselage BEHIND the retracted canopy! Boooooo me! I may be able to remove it, hopefully. Idiot.

I sure hope everything works out.

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Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:28 PM

Just so everyone knows, I'll be turkey hunting this week starting today and going till saturday or sunday depending on when/if I get one, so responses will be slow.

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  • From: Ancaster, Ontario
Posted by maxfax on Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:03 AM

Oddman- that was a bugger- I hope you get the canopy off without cracking it.

Psycho- I vote for badge #2, although perhaps any one should be fine- the heart shaped one does have my interest!

Rob

On the bench:  Revell 1/72 HCMS Snowberry

 

 

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  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Thursday, April 28, 2011 11:33 AM

I also like the second badge design.  Will have to get started here in the next few weeks.

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:03 PM

Alright sounds like the 2nd one it is!

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  • From: Leonardtown, Maryland
Posted by Greenshirt on Friday, April 29, 2011 12:05 PM

I got started on my Airfix Mk IX this week.  Just minor stuff like dipping the canopy in Future, interior paint, exhausts, prop, spinner and wheels.  I'm not sure of the protocol as this is my first GB, but here's a picture:

I was painting an Airfix Spitfire Mk IIa (using the 3DKits conversion) in the early DFS this week so painted the spinner sky on this one while the airbrush was going.  I'm not sure yet I want another DFS Spitfire right now, but most of my AM decals are for DFS.  The alternatives are Desert Scheme or High Altitude Scheme.  I thought I had markings for a FR Mk IX, which would be PRU Pink, but don't.  I don't have to commit until I start applying the exterior color...

Regards,

Tim

On the bench (all 72nd):

  • 7 Spitfires & Seafires
  • Wellington III
  • N-9H Navy Jenny

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by oddmanrush on Friday, April 29, 2011 11:12 PM

No real progress beyond what I've already shown, except that I was able to remove the canopy with no problem! [sigh of relief]

Jon

My Blog: The Combat Workshop 

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    November 2005
  • From: Leonardtown, Maryland
Posted by Greenshirt on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:36 AM

I decided to improve the cockpit a bit.  The basic seat in the kit doesn't even look like a fighter seat!  More like an easy chair.  I used the seat and control column from the 3D-Kits upgrade set for the Airfix Mk I.  I also put a bit of rod on the armor to represent the head rest.  Once closed up and the canopy on it, the details aren't visible, but you can sort of see the seat/head rest.  The first IX I did looked odd which is why I'm doing this.  Nothing on the sides or dash are visible so I didn't do anything there.

I also sanded off the wheel well bumps on the upper wings.  Those represent post-war mods (mid-1945 anyway) and I know I want this to be either Fall 1944 or Spring 1945.

Regards,

Tim

On the bench (all 72nd):

  • 7 Spitfires & Seafires
  • Wellington III
  • N-9H Navy Jenny

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:24 AM

oddmanrush

No real progress beyond what I've already shown, except that I was able to remove the canopy with no problem! [sigh of relief]

Yes

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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