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Posted by gunner_chris on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:36 PM

Is it too late to jump in with a crossover build I'm doing for the 1942 GB?

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Posted by ww2psycho on Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:44 AM

gunner_chris

Is it too late to jump in with a crossover build I'm doing for the 1942 GB?

Sure I'll let you join.

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Posted by gunner_chris on Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:02 PM

ww2psycho

 

 gunner_chris:

 

Is it too late to jump in with a crossover build I'm doing for the 1942 GB?

 

 

Sure I'll let you join.

Sweet, put me down for an Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Supermarine VB

I didn't know if the end date was Jan 4 2012 or April 1 2012, so I'm pleading ignorance :)

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Posted by ww2psycho on Friday, March 16, 2012 6:22 AM

gunner_chris

I didn't know if the end date was Jan 4 2012 or April 1 2012, so I'm pleading ignorance :)

The last date to join is April 1st, once joined, take as long as you need to complete. 

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Posted by gunner_chris on Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:21 AM

I have my seams filled, just need to sand an then is primer time.

I haven't decided f it will be an open or closed canopy, but I need to mask the cockpit carefully.  

Would the general practice be cotton balls and green tape?

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:35 PM

I'd be hesitant to use cotton balls - some fibers might stick to the paintwork.

If you have some soft foam, cut it oversize to the pit opening and then squeeze it in.  Makes for a good seal and no tape required.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:31 PM

gunner_chris

I have my seams filled, just need to sand an then is primer time.

I haven't decided f it will be an open or closed canopy, but I need to mask the cockpit carefully.  

Would the general practice be cotton balls and green tape?

If you're going to do a closed canopy, why not just prep the canopy, mask, and glue it on?  Don't have to worry about masking an open cockpit that way. 

 

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

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Posted by gunner_chris on Monday, March 19, 2012 10:46 PM

I've decided to go with closed canopy, with the help of airfix.  Now since I look closely the canopy is all one piece and I'm not messing with it.

I started this under the 1942 build, building it based on a aircraft that flew in support of Dieppe (Operation Jubilee).

To date I've completed most of the assembly.  While my kit is an Airfix Spitfire VB, I used the Eduard PE kit for the Tamiya kit for the cockpit.  That in itself was a challenge, being my first go with PE.

I've puttied the seams and just finished most of the underside gluing.  Hopefully by the weekend I will be able to prime it.

 

I have the paint for the camo pattern, just need to pick up the paint for the underbody.

I also got the email that the decals from Canmilair are about to be shipped.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:41 PM

Chris, is that one of the 1970s vintage Airfix Vb's or is it a new tooled release? In either case it is looking good so far.

Well here is my Spit VII so far, with the lower wing attached and upper seams filled.I still need to fill the lower fuselage seams and sand them smooth.

Plus a couple close ups of the seam and repair work

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:28 PM

The fit on this little 1/72 Airfix Mk1/2a was not as great as on their newtool Mk9, strange.

The wingrootfarings and fuse halves were a little warped.

Airkix 1/72 Spit mk2a

Theuns

ps. the tail looks strange because I cut off and re-glued the elevators in the down position. The rudder is given seperately

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Posted by gunner_chris on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:31 PM

My spit has been assembled and primed.  This week I plan to paint the yellow leading edges on the wings and maybe the underside.  Just picked up the rest of the paint to make it happen!

Also just finished coating the cockpit glass in future.

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:40 PM

Looking good. Work seems to be picking up and paintball starts soon so If I dont reply often thats why.

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Posted by Stumpjumper70 on Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:33 PM

Hi - can you put me down for a 1/32 Tamiya Mk IXc?

Next up:

Trumpeter 1/32 Me109E-3

Dragon 1/32 Bf110C-7

Wingnutwings 1/32 Bristol F2B 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, April 1, 2012 3:51 PM

Stumpjumper70

Hi - can you put me down for a 1/32 Tamiya Mk IXc?

Sure can! I'll add you to the roster before work tonight or tomorrow.

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Posted by BSouthwell on Sunday, April 1, 2012 4:28 PM

I would like to sign up with a Revel 1/32 Mk I if possible.

 

Thanks,

Bill

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Posted by Stumpjumper70 on Monday, April 2, 2012 2:54 PM

Evenin' all.

Looking forward to being back in a GB again and seeing all the great work everyone is doing.  My Tamiya Spit is now about a month under way so here is my first post. 

My first task was to add some additional wiring to the cockpit walls. Looking at the pic below you can see what I ended up with:

This time both wires look much more to scale and follow the proper routing of the cable in my references.

Next up, a coat of primer.

Next up:

Trumpeter 1/32 Me109E-3

Dragon 1/32 Bf110C-7

Wingnutwings 1/32 Bristol F2B 

 

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q40/daywalker750/GB%20badges/FW-190GBsmall.jpg 

 

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Posted by Stumpjumper70 on Monday, April 2, 2012 2:59 PM

Dammit, am out of practice with insert pics. Here you go...

First aborted cabling:

Second, more successful effort:

Sorry about that!

Next up:

Trumpeter 1/32 Me109E-3

Dragon 1/32 Bf110C-7

Wingnutwings 1/32 Bristol F2B 

 

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q40/daywalker750/GB%20badges/FW-190GBsmall.jpg 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Monday, April 2, 2012 3:10 PM

Sure can! You just made the dead line for sign up!

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8:43 PM

Ok, so I'm on the last stages of the Sea Harrier and I can start to think about my Tamiya Spit Mk.VIII

I'm getting pretty excited about this one. Big Smile It's been sitting in my stash for the best part of a year.

I've got everything I'm gonna need to do this kit. I'm adding the Scale Model Conversions metal landing gear, Master gun barrels, and Barracuda cast side door, rocker covers, wheels, cushioned seat and sidewall.

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Thursday, April 5, 2012 9:39 PM

Ok, I've officially started my Spit with my ceremonial washing of the sprues.

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Friday, April 6, 2012 1:55 AM

First thing on the Spit is to replace the starboard sidewall.

Comparing the Tamiya kit part lot the resin Barracuda part, there is quite a lot of detail added. Also there are a couple of extra instruments and some wiring to attach.

Bit of hacking and scraping it fits nicely next to the back half of the kit part.

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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Posted by ww2psycho on Friday, April 6, 2012 8:10 AM

Alright, roster should be all updated.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, April 6, 2012 10:46 AM

Latest on my Airfix 1/72 Mk2a.

Did some (way to heavy!) pre-shading.

 Airfix 1/72 Spit Mk2a

Amazing how quick one can loose the fine touch if not airbrushing for a month or two!

Airfix 1/72 Spit Mk2a

Actually the pannellines in this model are to deep and wide to need any shading or washes, but I wanted to sharpen my skills for another project I will start soon.

"Sky tipe -S" underside.

Hoping to get the earth and green on over the weekend. The only thing is to decide to go with the Humbrol #30 dark green and hope it is not to "blue" like the last tin I got ,or to stick with the HU 116 I used on the Huricaine.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Stumpjumper70 on Friday, April 6, 2012 11:51 AM

Casper - welcome to the build. You're about a month behind me on the Tamiya Spit so will be following your progress with much interest.

I have got some colour onto the cockpit walls now. I used Alclad white primer initially and made a real hash of it. As best I can tell I used the right pressure but was a bit too timid in regard to opening up the airbrush nozzle or getting in close. Result is that it looks like I sprayed it with sand. Worse still, I only noticed when I added the cockpit green. See for yourselves:

I have since sanded it down as much as I could and added the dreaded (for me, anyway) Future wash and will have to live with it. Lesson learned for next time anyway. Happily, airbrushing some of the black cockpit parts has been more successful. This is Tamiya SM02 satin black with a dry brush of Model Master dark gull grey which for me always gives a nice contrast for WWII aircraft interiors.

Build continues to progress, and now three whole days off work to move it on some more!

Steve

Next up:

Trumpeter 1/32 Me109E-3

Dragon 1/32 Bf110C-7

Wingnutwings 1/32 Bristol F2B 

 

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q40/daywalker750/GB%20badges/FW-190GBsmall.jpg 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, April 8, 2012 10:03 AM

No success with my top pre-shading, will have to post shade with pastels after sanding and cleaning up the cammo lines.

Airfix 1/72 Spit Mk2a

 

Theuns

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, April 8, 2012 1:33 PM

Nice camo, hand brushed or airbrushed? Im using a TV as a computer screen so some things are distorted a little.

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Sunday, April 8, 2012 9:06 PM

Ok, making some nice progress o the Spit.

The resin sidewall fits really well;

Prime in gloss black;

Alclad aluminum;

Cockpit green, I really like the depth in the shading thanks to the aluminum surface underneath;

With the details painted in and greeblies attached it's starting to look like a cockpit now. Completed the IP, gear and pedal assembly. Also a light oil black wash, I want the Spit to look at least newish or restored so didn't want to grime it up too much. Just enough for the details to stand out;

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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    February 2011
  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by gunner_chris on Monday, April 9, 2012 7:07 AM

I don't know their significance but I got the yellow leading edges painted and the masks cut so I can start camo this week.  Underside should be sprayed tonight.

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Posted by Stumpjumper70 on Monday, April 9, 2012 8:28 AM

Casper - very nice indeed. The oil wash really boosts the detail. Am in agreement with you re keeping the grime down. I prefer a fairly clean cockpit so that all the detail stands out as much as possible.

What does IP mean, by the way? Keep seeing it on various forums.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers

Steve

Next up:

Trumpeter 1/32 Me109E-3

Dragon 1/32 Bf110C-7

Wingnutwings 1/32 Bristol F2B 

 

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q40/daywalker750/GB%20badges/FW-190GBsmall.jpg 

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, April 9, 2012 9:23 AM

Great looking work in this late round of Spitfire builds.

The yellow wing edge was discussed earlier in the thread.  It was for quick friendly identification if a pilot spotted an aircraft approaching from his stern.

I believe IP stand for interior pit.


regards,
Jack

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