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  1. 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX

    I have applied a wash over a gloss coat. I used Tamiya enamels. Mark
  2. 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX

    Thanks for the continued encouragement, everyone! I have completed the application of the stencils and decals in general. They were thin and reacted well to the Mr Mark Softer which I used. Next up will the panel line wash and weathering. Mark
  3. 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX

    Now that the painting is out of the way, I started on the decals. One of the reasons why I chose this particular scheme was because of the swastika kill markings. I'm hoping to display it on a turf surface after finishing. This is just a mock-up. Mark
  4. Update on the Tomcat via AMK's Facebook page. Mark
  5. 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX

    Small update. Masked and sprayed the code letters in RAF Sky. Masked and sprayed the exhausts with Mr Color Burnt Iron. And an overall shot of the build. It is ready for a gloss coat and then the decals. Mark
  6. 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.IX

    After yet another round of masking, I sprayed the invasion stripe areas in flat white and masked out the black parts after that. Then I sprayed flat black in the appropriate areas and removed the masking tape. As the AML decal sheet provided vinyl masks for the roundels, I sprayed them too. Some touching up to be done but they generally came out alright. Mark
  7. I've been working on this for the last month or so as part of a Spitfire group build with a couple of local modellers. Kit is Eduard and I'll be using decals for a 310 Sqn bird with invasion stripes from AML. So far the build has gone on without a hitch with perfectly fitting parts and excellent detail. Cockpit was painted with Mr Color lacquers and weathered with various enamels, oils and pigments. Then the fuselage was closed up and the transparencies were masked in preparation for paint. The model was then primed with Mr Color Surfacer 1200 from a rattle can and pre-shaded with Mr Color tyre black. For the camouflage colours, I used Mr Color's mid to late war RAF camouflage colour set. The bottom was sprayed in medium sea grey and the top in ocean grey and dark green. As the actual aircraft camouflage was done using rubber masks, I decided to use a masking tape to simulate the hard edged camouflage that resulted. I also masked and painted the yellow leading edges by firstly applying a white base followed by the yellow. The propeller was painted with a light green from Mr Color's Gundam range which closely matched the RAF sky colour and flat black with yellow tips. Decals were then applied over a gloss coat. This last photo shows the current state of play with the masking for the invasion stripes being applied. Mark
  8. As seen in a video taken at the All Japan Hobby & Model Show 2017. Mark
  9. Tamiya new release 109 picture leaked.....

    It is in 1/48. Mark
  10. F-16 canopy

    Do it the old fashioned way with masking tape, a modelling knife and a ruler? Mark
  11. Good progress here. Not sure if you can correct this but you have painted the hot areas on the upper fuselage one panel too far forward. Made the same mistake on my first F-15 build too. Mark
  12. I'm not sure that would work seeing as the new kit incorporates geometrical changes meaning that the revised parts may not fit the Kinetic kit properly. An example would be cockpit tub and its clearance with the nose gear bay. Mark
  13. Instead of adding the fictitious pull rings to the ACES seats, maybe you can raise the ESCAPAC ones with scrap plastic under the seat themselves? Also, from photos found on the web, it would seem that the ESCAPAC seats fitted to early F-15s did not feature these pull rings in the first place. Mark
  14. F-15 Sidewinder launch rails

    Early Eagles used the LAU-114 launcher on their wing pylons. Most if not all F-15 kits come with this launcher and associated adapter. Mark