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Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,537 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 03:02 PM UTC
Nico, I agree the new tooled Airfix kits are great.

Firstsargeant, your skeeter is looking good. I like the aircrew.


Bob
FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
Joined: January 02, 2012
KitMaker: 115 posts
AeroScale: 56 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:39 PM UTC
Greetings,
I've finally had a chance to get started on the Mosquito.


I'm building the MkXVIII version so the nose had to be cut from the fuselage and the correct nose for the MkXVIII attached. I used a very fine saw blade and smoothed the ends with a sanding stick and very fine sand paper. The gaps were filled with Squadron Green Putty and it came out smooth with no offset. The fuselage went together well, small amount of putty was used on the bottom in front just aft of the cannon.
Enjoying watching your great builds and learning.
Cheers,
Firstsergeant
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 622 posts
AeroScale: 152 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 09:27 AM UTC
Hi all,

so here it is , a very very nice kit, i really like these "new tools" Airfix kits





Frenche date, Mar, 3 juil (Mardi 3 juillet) for Tuesday july the 3rd


Even a good plan for the riggings



For now it's drying after being cleaned



Cheers, good night and well done english football team goalkeeper

nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 622 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 08:11 PM UTC
Hi everybody ,

i was away from my stash and models during the 2017-2018 school year because i went back to studies (in addition to my job so no more free time...) but now i'm in "holydays" (but to my current job ! ) so i want so much to glue and paint some plastic !
Then i just enlisted here and ordered this to my usual models dealer on the net:



I'm eager to open the box ! It'll arrive on next saturday or monday

Cheers
nico
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,982 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC
One step at a time.

Michael
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,608 posts
AeroScale: 180 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:21 PM UTC
Modelling MoJo has been gone for quite some time. I managed to get the dark green on this here Spit.



Mike
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 213 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 01:59 PM UTC
some updates on my hurricane
the interior before i closed it up in the fuselage.
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where i'm at now. i opened the port gun bay, and made a representation of a sutton harness from scratch. i forgot to photo it before i enclosed it in the fuselage so i did the best i could taking a photo.
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i had some trouble with the fit of the wings to the fuselage but i figured it out. almost time for paint.

joe
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 07, 2017
KitMaker: 41 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 04:30 AM UTC
After what I thought was going to be a detour "quick, little build" of a Tamiya A6M2 "Rufe" floatplane, I'm back to work on my 1/72 Spitfire. Should be done soon.

bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 213 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 - 01:27 AM UTC
I need help from anyone who built the current airfix hurricane kit.
To anyone who has built or is building this kit i ask did you have any problem mating the wings to the fuselage? i cant get the leading edge of the wings to fit flush with the lower cowl. the trailing edge seems to fit fine to the rear insert but the front is hitting something. the wing root fits up to the fuselsge but it looks like to me there needs to be some plastic removed to allow the wing assembly to settle in flush to the cowl insert. what did i do wrong.

thanks- joe
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 140 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 04:53 AM UTC
Hi All,

Lots of good progress here! Joe, I do hope you get your photo stuff worked out, I like seeing your work!

A quick update! I got the interior colors painted, and am working on the cockpit. So far, this seems to be a nice little kit. Granted I know very little of Spitfire's, except I do like the elegant shape.




I punched out, and used Airscale decals for the instruments. I really think they add a bit to the kit. I also hit the interior with a wash of diluted oils (black and brown). I will be installing the "Sutton harness", which will be a challenge for me!

Have fun and enjoy!
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 213 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 03:55 AM UTC
been trying to post through facebook and didn't work. can't remember how i did it so i went through flickr.

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joe
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bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 03:18 AM UTC

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here is my entry: Decided i wanted to do a BOB hurricane ace so i found a techmond sheet at a show/contest last week and will do Witold Urbanowicz's hurricane (middle aircraft on the decal sheet shown below) i believe the leading polish hurricane ace.
looking forward to getting started but have to first remodel/upgrade my work area to make it more user friendly and organized





I built exactly the same one for Airfix IV campaign I will follow your build with interest.



thanks shrimpman. i found a camo masking templet online and am looking forward to using it. in the mean time got a little work done as seen below. been slow going for me as life gets in the way and i still have not finished redoing my bench area.
decided to give the gun bay a try but i want to be able to close it up when i want to so i added some support lips around the opening.the kit supplied panels are too thick though to lay flat and even with the rest of the wing so i may have to thin them. currently working on the seat harness. i am using medical tape for the belts, just have to figure out how to make the buckles and adjusters. anyone out there have any suggestions?

MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 05:05 PM UTC

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Thanks Michael. Did you post your build on Aeroscale. I went back in the Early Aviation pages to find a build but unless I missed it there doesn't seem to be in the last few years.

cheers
Michael



Michael,

I may have posted it in a Knights of the Sky campaign years ago, but if I did you won't be able to see it as I was using Photobucket at the time (and we all know what happened there). Sorry about that! It was my first WWI subject in many many years, so I suspect you'll do a better job anyway.

Michael
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: June 01, 2014
KitMaker: 186 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 12:13 PM UTC

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Here is my entry for the campaign.
I have gone back to the beginning for this one.

Bought this when it came out. It will be my first rigged bi-plane. I did build an E III for the first Canvas Falcons.

Found this little tome the other day for some background. I didn't realise how anti the Admiralty and Army were to a new service. Plenty of politics and pettiness before it got off the ground!

Since the SE.5a had been around awhile, to make sure this qualifies I will build this version from the first months of the RAF.

Some aftermarket that was released for this kit. I have read mixed reviews about the metal flying wires but I will try them before resorting more likely to EZE line.


And the starting gun picture. Hopefully make a start soon.


cheers
Michael



Michael, I hope you post lots of progress photos, I've got this in my stash and I'm looking forward to getting onto it at some point. Keen to see how you get on.

Regards.
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 12:06 PM UTC

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Here is my entry for the campaign.
I have gone back to the beginning for this one.
Bought this when it came out. It will be my first rigged bi-plane. I did build an E III for the first Canvas Falcons.

Found this little tome the other day for some background. I didn't realise how anti the Admiralty and Army were to a new service. Plenty of politics and pettiness before it got off the ground!
Since the SE.5a had been around awhile, to make sure this qualifies I will build this version from the first months of the RAF.
Some aftermarket that was released for this kit. I have read mixed reviews about the metal flying wires but I will try them before resorting more likely to EZE line.
And the starting gun picture. Hopefully make a start soon.
cheers
Michael



Michael,

Excellent choice! Even these first WNW kits were a revelation in the modeling community. I immediately ordered two of these and two of the Bristol fighters. I've actually built one of the SE5s. Loved it. It was my first model rigged with EZ line and I still use that.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

Michael



Thanks Michael. Did you post your build on Aeroscale. I went back in the Early Aviation pages to find a build but unless I missed it there doesn't seem to be in the last few years.

cheers
Michael
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,982 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 06:24 PM UTC

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Here is my entry for the campaign.
I have gone back to the beginning for this one.
Bought this when it came out. It will be my first rigged bi-plane. I did build an E III for the first Canvas Falcons.

Found this little tome the other day for some background. I didn't realise how anti the Admiralty and Army were to a new service. Plenty of politics and pettiness before it got off the ground!
Since the SE.5a had been around awhile, to make sure this qualifies I will build this version from the first months of the RAF.
Some aftermarket that was released for this kit. I have read mixed reviews about the metal flying wires but I will try them before resorting more likely to EZE line.
And the starting gun picture. Hopefully make a start soon.
cheers
Michael



Michael,

Excellent choice! Even these first WNW kits were a revelation in the modeling community. I immediately ordered two of these and two of the Bristol fighters. I've actually built one of the SE5s. Loved it. It was my first model rigged with EZ line and I still use that.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

Michael
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 03:03 PM UTC
Here is my entry for the campaign.
I have gone back to the beginning for this one.

Bought this when it came out. It will be my first rigged bi-plane. I did build an E III for the first Canvas Falcons.

Found this little tome the other day for some background. I didn't realise how anti the Admiralty and Army were to a new service. Plenty of politics and pettiness before it got off the ground!


Since the SE.5a had been around awhile, to make sure this qualifies I will build this version from the first months of the RAF.

Some aftermarket that was released for this kit. I have read mixed reviews about the metal flying wires but I will try them before resorting more likely to EZE line.


And the starting gun picture. Hopefully make a start soon.


cheers
Michael
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: April 23, 2006
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 12:13 PM UTC
I’ll be building Tamiya’s Spitfire Vb


bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 213 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 05:29 PM 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


don't know what happened to my start photo. i guess facebook is not a reliable media to use. i am building a BOB hurricane. i will try to post another photo soon.
anyway due to a combination of life and an electrical issue that knocked out the power to my bench area, i was delayed but managed to start last night by flashlight power. i still have no power to use my compressor/ AB and spray booth so i am limited right now.
joe

update: i stand corrected. my start up photo is on the third page. i missed it.
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 03:07 AM UTC
Underside has main color on it. Top surface is now primed. I'm really debating about putting invasion stripes on it.

Looking forward to doing the camo on the upper/side surfaces.

Lots of Honey-Doo work lately, along with my real job at HD. Bench has been beckoning to me but I've not been able to answer. Yet.

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 02:28 AM UTC
Bob,

I bought the stand from Hobby.dn.ua. The direct link is here.

I can't recall the total cost, but it was quite reasonable.

Mike
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 07:30 AM UTC
Mike, I am liking your Spitfire progress. Where did you get the stand/cradle? I may want to obtain one.

Bob