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Modelraynz

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  1. hiya had a break from kitbashing seafires (pending re release by Sword), and been working on a kit from the boneyard: an Academy F-47D in cuban AF markings :-) just got the main painting done, canopy, wheel-wells etc will need. some work. i had a spare engine and cowl from a hasegawa kit that I used: Hollowing out the gun barrels was well worth it! the montex masks worked well though i will probably repaint with bush to get nice sharp edges from the aztec latin jugs sheet:
  2. Hoarders TV show.....

    Its only a problem when you start finding two dimensional cats in your stash! I remember hearing on ARC about a modeler in the states whose estate included 200! Hasegawa f-111s in his stash! Every kit has an assigned project ill get to....eventually!
  3. Hoarders TV show.....

    ....am I the only one that finds myself saying before an episode: "please don't be a scale modeler - my wife will never let me hear the end of it!"
  4. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    Hiya, yea im thinking te ventura/jays kit will be the way to go; quite a bit of reshaping from a lowback spit xvi to a seafire!! Got the fuselauge together on the 45, though gotta use some dullcoat on the wing beneath the cockpit as 8s shining through!
  5. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    Cheers guys! Yea i went with the trailing edge, was very very noticeably short if aligned to the leading edge! Two sword xvis turned up today! Looking forward to planning how to convert to Xvìi! :-)
  6. Vol 2 All the Spitfire questions here

    Playing round a bit with filters to try and bring out detail, im fairy convinced this is just something propping up the airframe
  7. Vol 2 All the Spitfire questions here

    Trying to figure out the thai spitfire RM873/747 - from the earliest photos on vintage wings canada it seems to be a C? wing, though I can't tell if they are clipped or jsut colapsed the 50.cal ports are intriguing - i heard kiwi spits had c wing with 50s...is also possible they just put em on for show
  8. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    Hiya! Cheers ! Yea I've used some plastic card to close the gap and align
  9. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    thoughts on wing alignment? :-)
  10. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    HI folks! small update: after a lot of puttying/sanding decided It would save a lot of time and swearing to use a sword XVIe and reshape the nose (as the short griffon is just slightly shorter than the merlin and easier to get the shape) sword/hase fuselage: sword seafire XV/ spitfire IX for the seafire 45, i'm glad i decided to go with the Airfix xix fuselage - looks quite different, and very sleek! - managed to use the instrument panel and cockpit floor from the build:
  11. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    Cheers ☺ yea i decided to go with the airfix fuselauge!
  12. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    Hiya Thanks for info on the academy offering! Yea, its a bit of a toss up: Was really after a seafire 17, the 45 came as a bit of an afterthought, while I do like the look of the 45, I guess Ive to choose between: - Admiral kit $35-40nzd - airfix xix intended for thai markings (or$25nzd w pp) - making the academy kit look as least offensive $free I could either continue with the 45 as is, use the airfix xiz fuselaug, and build a thai xiv with all ofthe academy kit....mmm decisions!!
  13. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    begun working on correcting the profile of the tailsection:
  14. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    ... and doesn't like being photographed; camo for a seafire I or II with tamiya rattle cans
  15. 1/72 seafire XVII conversion

    canopies arrived today :-) so looking at improving the look of the academy fuselauge - if aligning with a sword XV the curvature of the top part can be made to work if the underside is reduced in depth.... did the seafire have a wider tale than the XV? if not I can cut away the academy tail and shape to get rid of the plump look im thinking...
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