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bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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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
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
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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
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 01:59 PM UTC
some updates on my hurricane
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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
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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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
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC
One step at a time.

Michael
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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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
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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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
FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
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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
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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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
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC
Hi all,


Quoted Text

Nico, I agree the new tooled Airfix kits are great.

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


Bob



yes, the build job is very easy and i like the mould

Here is my last prgress with it



As the gun barrel sticks out the fuselage, i had to paint it (i used "Mr Color, Metal color" alumine with brush (without any dilution but it will have to be polished ...... soon)







Cheers
nico
Torpon
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Spain / España
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:48 PM UTC
Hi everyone,

great models so far!

I will go for a Airfix 1:72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3.

Unfortunately I have to go on holidays in a week but I will start with the cockpit tonight...



Carlos.

nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 01:48 AM UTC
Hi,

time to close the fuselage :







Nico
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:25 AM UTC
Hi,
Here's my entry.


Cheers,
K.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:51 AM UTC
Hi all,

some progress :









cheers
nico
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 06:13 AM UTC
Some cool buids going on.
Hopefully will get my Jet Provost started this weekend.
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 02:46 PM UTC
Very slow progress on my Spit but the camo is coming along:

Torpon
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Spain / España
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 09:36 PM UTC
K, another GR.3! I love them.

Nico, good progress on the Gladiator, I love the model but I am too scared of rigging.

Mike, the spit camo is looking good.

Some progress with my Harrier, I have finished the cockpit and done main assembly. Airfix model fits well and I am really enjoying the build. I would say that panels are overdone but we will see...

So far I have made a couple of mistakes: I glued the wrong tail and the colour of the cockpit is wrong. I googled for so long that I got confused... Next time I will choose the right one!



Carlos.
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 06:01 PM UTC
I'm also enjoying an Airfix build:



Some small fit issues with intake ring, but otherwise builds fine. I think this is 1997 kit with new decals.
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC

Airfix has always made good Spitfires, and their most recent 1/72 Mk.I/Mk.IIa release is no exception.


This build will be mostly out of the box; here’s the cockpit as provided in the kit – excellent!


The only alterations I made were to replace the kit’s rectangular gunsight with a simple Barr and Stroud GM2 made from plastic discs and to add masking tape seatbelts.

Go Airfix!
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 03:07 AM UTC

Quoted Text

K, another GR.3! I love them.

Nico, good progress on the Gladiator, I love the model but I am too scared of rigging.

Mike, the spit camo is looking good.

Some progress with my Harrier, I have finished the cockpit and done main assembly. Airfix model fits well and I am really enjoying the build. I would say that panels are overdone but we will see...

So far I have made a couple of mistakes: I glued the wrong tail and the colour of the cockpit is wrong. I googled for so long that I got confused... Next time I will choose the right one!



Carlos.


Thank you Carlos.
Follow your build.
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
The Airfix kit-provided markings for their Spit Mk.IIa were the much modeled machine P8088, “The Borough of Lambeth.”

This was the aircraft so beautifully depicted in the old Profile Publications monograph on the Spitfire I & II from 1965.

After painting a base coat of Model Master R.A.F. Dark Earth enamel, I used that rendering as the pattern to make camouflage masks.

The green parts of the scheme were then shot with Humbrol HB1 Green enamel.


Gotta love that sand and spinach!


Torpon
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Spain / España
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
Tim, That is a great looking Spitfire.

I have done lots of painting this weekend. Most of it fixing previous mistakes, I should have done better the first time.

I had my first go with Mig acrylics. They didn't work for me. I normally use Vallejo and I found them too opaque even heavily thinned and too tricky. Colours look spot on for me, though.




Carlos
TimReynaga
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hi Carlos,

That Harrier scheme looks great - I think you got those acrylic colors looking just right!

On my Spitfire, the undersides have received a coat of Model Master Sky Type S enamel.

The fuselage band was painted Model Master Duck Egg Blue.


After that, the whole airframe was prepped for decals with a coat of Future acrylic.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:52 AM UTC
Decaling began with the underside.


Unlike those not-so-great decals I was used to from my childhood Airfix builds, the decals in their newer releases are fantastic! I especially appreciate the extensive stenciling and clear instructions on where to place each of them.
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