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165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
No more progress on the Revell Spitfire cockpit but started building, painting and weathering on the undersides of the wings:
- M. Koenig



I cut the tail piece off the underside molding because when the wings lined up with the fuselage the tail piece was slightly out of line. Will glue the tail piece on separately and then fill this new seam - problem solved. (Did not do such a good jb on the cut however.)
bomber14
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC

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My starting photo:




why would they mold that in black??? i seen one of these kits at mosquitocon this weekend for $8. i was going to go back and buy it later but couldn't remember which vendor it was at.

joe
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 10:12 PM UTC
Bob,

Wow! I never knew they had displayed them in the States. That's a long way for a little jet to fly!

I wouldn't rule out that one. I have three of these starter kits and a couple of the regular issues. One will be done in the Red Pelicans team colours on the box art and the others from this sheet.
My long term plan is to build a collection of RAF post war trainers and we're seeing a lot of very good kits of most types issued recently.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 09:40 PM UTC
Stephen, will you use the all red/orange scheme? It looks really good. I saw a Provost up close back in the 1980'S at an airshow on this side of the pond. I did not have a camera with me so no photos (bummer)..

Bob
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
Mike, keen to see how the ICM Spitfire turns out. Have their MK.VIII and XVIe kits in my stash.

For my build I'll be doing the recent Airfix Jet Provost. I bought a few of these fairly cheap recently, so a great excuse to do something form the Xtradecal sheet.





Thinking of finishing it as the camouflaged JP4 from 79 Sqn based at RAF Brawdy.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 06:10 PM UTC

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please let me know how that ICM kit fairs in assembly


Will do Bob. I had been wanting a Spitfire for some time (1/48) and it seemed to me that a great majority of reviews and articles pointed, oddly enough, to the ICM Mk. IX.

There is flash on some of the parts (no big deal), but so far the seams are equal (the mold halves were aligned, just a small seam). The only negative I've found looking at the parts is a deep sink mark between the tire and hub on one wheel. I've ordered a set of Ultracast 4-spoke wheels as replacements.

Mike
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 06:32 AM UTC
Mike, please let me know how that ICM kit fairs in assembly. I was thinking of buying the same kit.

Michael, I love your builds but cannot see how you find the space for those monsters. I my self give my builds away for the same reasons.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC
Got the parts of my 1/32 Special Hobby Tempest washed, I'm ready to get started!



Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2018 - 02:53 AM UTC
Goodness me. Another airplane!

I'm in with this kit:



Box contents as of 20 minutes ago:



And some assembly of the engine:



Mike
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Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 03:44 AM UTC
Chris, thanks for the link. I saw some interesting stuff.

the fuse is together now, this kit is really simple.I reposting my photos since they disappeared.




c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Michael Yahu make some fantastic I.P.'s that are ready assembled for a modest price I've been eyeing them for some of my upcoming builds. The range is small at present but it is growing.

Check out this link for a great pic of a 1/32 scale Hurricane I.P. it's about 1/2 way down the page I'm pretty sold on them from what I've seen. Follow the link below the pic to check out Quang's work building the Fly 1/32 Hurricane it's an amazing build.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 09:32 PM UTC
Did not think of drilling out the panel. Too late for this one but I will do that next time! Thanks

I have seen brass etch IPs where they did that and I was jealous wanting to have something like that for the particular aircraft I was working on.
WIggus
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC

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Thanks - the IP is a beautiful molding but am not sure how they expect one to lay a broad, flat decal over that very high relief surface. How do you guys do this? Do you cut each dial face out of the main decal and apply it separately?



If you have a pin vice, and if you can get the IP unstuck from where it is, you can drill out all the dial faces and place the decal BEHIND the IP. Back it with thin styrene if you need to. Then fill all the dial faces with clear lacquer, Micro Crystal Clear, or UV glue to simulate the lenses. Might be with the time for a 1/32 kit.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
Been looking for some pilot officer figures to populate my Spitfire.

Any suggestions?

It took me a bit to swallow the idea that the figure might end up costing me more than the plane!
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC
Thanks - the IP is a beautiful molding but am not sure how they expect one to lay a broad, flat decal over that very high relief surface.

I am new to this. How do you guys do this? Do you cut each dial face out of the main decal and apply it separately?

That is the only way I can see to do this???

On my Arado I tried laying the broad, uncut decal over the IP with lots of Solv-Set but that offered only limited success. (See photo)

My abilities definitely need to grow in this regard . . . . . HELP!


1/32nd Arado 196 Instrument Panel


p.s. I imagineered some piping and panel detail on that forward cockpit firewall. Did not think it should appear totally flat as on the stock model but doubt it will be visible when everything is buttoned up.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:02 PM UTC
Michael K, nice office I like the instrument panel especially.

Bob
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 10:03 AM UTC
Some small progress beginning this Spitfire:

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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 05:22 PM UTC
I'm in with the new(ish) Airfix Spitfire Mk. IIa


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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 04:02 PM UTC

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I'm considering doing something completely left field for me and building the Trumpeter 1/32 EF2000B Typhoon. I got it cheap cause it was missing the canopy and engine sprues but I have sourced a replacement for the Canopy (ex Revell we'll see how that goes) And I've got resin exhausts I'll just need to mock up the intakes. Could be a whole lotta fun. Thoughts gentlemen?



Go for it, Chris! It'll be good to see a modern Typhoon here.

Michael
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
The Revel Spitfire comes with both an open and a "pinched" set of exhausts. I am using the open set but the pinched set is yours if you think they would work.
c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
I'm considering doing something completely left field for me and building the Trumpeter 1/32 EF2000B Typhoon. I got it cheap cause it was missing the canopy and engine sprues but I have sourced a replacement for the Canopy (ex Revell we'll see how that goes) And I've got resin exhausts I'll just need to mock up the intakes. Could be a whole lotta fun. Thoughts gentlemen?
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