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  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: East Peoria, IL
Posted by stoutfella on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:13 PM

Thanks, guys! I didn't do any preshading on this one, but I'll use a pinwash and weathering powder later to bring out the panel lines and beat it up a bit.

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: Bent River, IA
Posted by Reasoned on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:40 PM

She is looking great stoutYes, only thing missing is a few holes from 20mm rounds. Smile

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

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: East Peoria, IL
Posted by stoutfella on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:07 AM

Greetings,

Here are a few shots of my completed Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire, with Ultracast prop and spinner, exhausts and seat.

The camo painting I described previously constituted the heavy lifting, so it went pretty smoothly after that. Put down a coat of MM acrylic gloss before decaling. I used an Xtradecal sheet with the markings for the Mk. I flown in Sept. 1940 out of Kenley/Gravesend by No. 66 Squadron Leader Rupert "Lucky" Leigh. Picked out panel lines with a pinwash of raw umber artist oil and hit a few areas lightly with some Bragdon weathering powder, though I decided not to beat it up too much.

The Xtradecals went down beautifully for the most part, but the sheet didn't include any stencils, so I used some of those from the Tamiya kit decals. I'm once again stunned at how awful Tamiya's decals are. Thick as cardboard and I got some silvering even on these small stencils with VERY liberal doses of Solvaset.

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:49 AM

That is a sweet build you have there.  Yes

 Looks to be a Spit from the Battle of Britain time frame.  Just a side note, might be considered a rivet counter thing, but the gun flash suppressors were removed from all aircraft shortly after war broke out.  Also the walkway line on the starboard wing should extend all the way to the fuselage.  

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: East Peoria, IL
Posted by stoutfella on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:56 AM

Jack: Yes, it's a BOB bird. Thanks for the info. I just followed the kit diagram on the walkway line. Had to piece 'em together anyway after they fell apart in a couple of spots. Tamiya decals, ugh!

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:58 AM

Wonderful looking Spitifre, Stoutfella.  Great paintwork and weathering.  

I have Tamiya's 1/72 version of this, and they left the flash suppressors on that one, too.  Haven't opened the box yet, but hope to build it this summer.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:10 PM

Stoutfella, that is an exquisite piece of work! I have been longing to do a classic BoB Mk 1 and have the Tamiya kit, so have closely marked your warnings about the decals. I'll get Xtradedcals for the main markings, and the excellent stencil data sets produced by TechMod. Your work is an inspiration!

Yesterday I discovered Airfix's new Mk XII kit, read several reviews and ordered it at once -- earlier the same day I had been considering molding and casting the front end of a Mk XIV and the tail of a Mk VIII, and grafting them to a buitchered Mk V airframe, but there's no need. Airfix seem to have done a pretty decent job on this kit.

I'm hoping to get back to my beast before long, I have all the materials in hand, it's just a question of time.

Cheers, Mike/TB379

http://worldinminiature.blogspot.com/

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: East Peoria, IL
Posted by stoutfella on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:49 PM

Checkmate and Thunderbolt: Thanks much. Kind words always appreciated. Good luck on your kits!

Cheers,

Stoutfella

On the bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya P51-B

  • Member since
    April 2005
Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Friday, July 27, 2012 11:15 PM

Hi all,

After many months I'm getting ready to tackle the Academy Spit XIVc again. I just read a history of the Griffon Spits and it has me inspired to get my Spitfire collection into gear! My airbrush is in for service at the moment and I'm thinking this should be one of the first batch of models I do with it when it's back.

Here's the (finally completed) collection of aftermarket items:

  • Roundels (EagleStrike 48136)
  • Stencils (TechMod 48093)
  • RAF 18" codes/Sky (Fantasy Printshop FP884)
  • RAF 12" serials/Black (Fantasy Printshop FP880)
  • Masks (Eduard EX128)
  • Replacement prop (Quickboost 48 194)

With that lot I can completed avoid the Academy decals, accurise its beak and get a clean line job on the canopy. The model as I left it is waiting for the entry door and canopy to be added, and a few licks of filler, then its onto the masking and she's ready for preshading when the AB comes back.

Cheers, Mike/TB379 

http://worldinminiature.blogspot.com/

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, September 25, 2023 5:37 PM

According to the GB rules, technically this one is still running, and I have pulled my entry off the Shelf of Doom from the past decade and resumed work...

as it looked upon being dusted off and returned to my work bench

and where its at now...

Rise from the dead!!!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 25, 2023 6:05 PM
Perseverance and a long memory Smile
 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, September 25, 2023 6:12 PM

stikpusher
According to the GB rules, technically this one is still running, and I have pulled my entry off the Shelf of Doom from the past decade and resumed work...

Well hopefully the ww2psycho has not gone to the great group build in the sky Stik!  Good luck on your Mk VIII!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, September 25, 2023 7:08 PM

John, I thought that I'd posted this build somewhere on the forum, and lo and behold the forum search function worked to find it. Imagine my suprise to see that the GB rules said take as long as you like... LOL. 11 years! Wink

CB, yeah, hopefully WW2 is still among the living, even if not active on here... So close to the finish line now...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 3:31 PM

Maybe we should keep it running!  Looks like I beat your finish by 11 1/4 years, Carlos.

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/spitfire/1tamiyamk1/0121tamiyamk1.jpg

John

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 7:46 PM

Very nice Spit John. Well, it is somewhat running... I wonder if anybody else here still hasn't finished what they signed up to build for this GB, and is still active here?

I got the topside color airbrushed on today. Humbrol Acrylic Medium Sea Grey

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 30, 2023 8:56 PM

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 12:35 PM

That's a nice looking Spit, Carlos!  Remind me what make of Spitfire it is?

I'll have to note, there's very few still around who signed up for this GB.  Looking at the sign-up makes me wish for the good old days.

Gary 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 8:29 PM

Gary, this is the Mk.VII, a specialized high altitude variant. 
Yeah, I miss the old days on here as well. Lots of fun folks.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 8, 2024 9:47 PM

Still chugging along on this one between other builds...

Recently I applied a wash, cleaned it off and sealed it in with a flat coat

 

and not I have been doing all the last little bits before getting this one finished... I am aiming to have it completed tomorrow

 

Stay tuned...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 9, 2024 3:39 PM

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, February 9, 2024 9:31 PM

She looks good, Carlos!  Maybe I should take a 12 year break from my models so I can finish them up to this standard!  Wink

Gary

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, February 9, 2024 9:32 PM

Double post.

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 9, 2024 11:23 PM

GAF

She looks good, Carlos!  Maybe I should take a 12 year break from my models so I can finish them up to this standard!  Wink

Gary

 

Ya know, thats not a bad concept... but how many 12 year break do we have left? Wink

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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