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Howlindawg

1/72 SPAD XIII double build

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The interplane struts for the Revell have been drilled and fitted so that I could fill the upper surface of the lower wings prior to painting. I used Citadel liquid Green Stuff to tidy up the gaps.

 

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Revell-SPAD-Interplane-Struts by Martin Fay, on Flickr

 

And both models are now masked up for painting.

 

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SPAD-Masked by Martin Fay, on Flickr

 

The first, lightest, camo colour is now on; Mr Hobby "RLM79 Sandy Brown".

I even got to use my new badger paint mixing gizmo which worked very nicely indeed. :thumbsup:

 

Now for the cycle of waiting for paint to dry and carefully masking the different coats.

During drying I'll push on with painting the remaining small parts...

 

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Great start to the paint work kid.:thumbsup:

as for the Drill bits I bought one from alittle hardware store by work. (Not really a help unless you live in digbeth) but I don't have a drill so I found taping it to a cocktail stick and spinning it in your fingers gives just enough umph to work well. (I used it on my Kaydet and yes a long time to do for sure :S )

hope that helps and keep up the good work.

 

Johnny.

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I'm enjoying this thread very much - you're making a couple of beauties there. 

 

The revell Spad still sends shivers down my spine, my last one met with an unfortunate accident as i was photographing the damned thing...

 

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Thanks Andy, glad you're enjoying it.

I did see your unfortunate build & RFI thread - at least you managed to grab some shots before the damage was done.

 

I wasn't happy with the paint on the Revell so I cleaned back the wings and started again.

It's a bit behind as a result so I'll hopefully get the 5th colour on the camo tomorrow.

 

The Eduard Camo is now complete - I'll let it dry overnight before some final touchups.

I'm not entirely happy with the browns used here, they're a little close in colour for my tastes.

I'm not going to change at this point but will bear it in mind when I get to the 1/48th Eduard SPAD I have waiting in the stash.

 

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Eduard-SPAD-Camo5 by Martin Fay, on Flickr

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I had fully expected these two to be finished by now but since that's not likely I'll find solace in being able to wish everyone a Happy New Year in this thread instead!

 

Party time, see you all next year! :)

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I seem to be making  a proper meal of getting the paint onto these but almost there now.

 

The Revell still needs a pair of red bands masked and painted on the rear plus there's a touchup required on the turtledeck but the paint's not dry enough to be masked over yet.

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SPAD-camo5 by Martin Fay, on Flickr

 

The windshields have been masked (oh my poor eyes!) and the frames painted dark green.

There's two variants supplied with the Eduard so the Revell will get the spare.

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SPAD-screens by Martin Fay, on Flickr

 

I've come to the conclusion that I need more light at my workbench, especially during these dreary winter days,  so a little searching led me to >THIS< on a sewing site of all places. It may be overkill but should be a huge  improvement over the tiny IKEA desklamp I've been using.

 

 

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The PE engine grilles have been rolled to shape and fitted with Gator's Grip.

I prepainted the grilles to ensure that the tiny holes wouldn't be clogged with paint.

The glue allows plenty of time for positioning before turning tacky and then eventually dries clear.

 

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SPAD-Etch by Martin Fay, on Flickr

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Nice!  I'll have to look for some of that Gator's grip, sounds much better than CA....

 

Ian

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Missed this one recently - been away and forgot to look it up when I got back. If you consider that you are slow with these you ought to see my work rate!

 

Doing an excellent job on both - I too like that Gators grip - looks to be good material to use. Looking forward to seeing them completed.

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The stripes are on the Chavannes kite, some minor blemishes touched up  but I can't move on to lacquer and decals until I have some fine micromesh to feather the edges of the camo colours.

 

31515764333_c205d9df37_c.jpgSPAD-Revell-stripes by Martin Fay, on Flickr

 

Frustratingly, progress is being somewhat delayed due to waiting for deliveries of some basic supplies. I'm currently waiting 2 weeks for three separate deliveries from three separate suppliers and all shipped by Royal Mail.The must be coming via elderly pidgeon! :whip:

 

I haven't been totally idle though and my painting station in the shed has had a wee upgrade.

http://www.hobbyzone.pl/en/

 

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32170981372_53ab27c65a_c.jpg2017-01-15 10.55.48 by Martin Fay, on Flickr

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The Spad is coming on fine - your modelling shed is too by the look of it! As one who models on a shoestring I eny some of you luckier people!

 

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On ‎1‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 5:53 PM, pheonix said:

The Spad is coming on fine - your modelling shed is too by the look of it! As one who models on a shoestring I eny some of you luckier people!

 

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Thanks Pheonix.

 

It's not really a "modelling shed" - just a few feet of worktop on top of the washing machine and boiler in the garden shed.

I'd rather have half the skill that went into producing your Otto build than a few pretty shelves any day of the week. :)

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Yay - the micromesh has arrived at last so I can get back to the paintwork!

Sand, gloss, decals, satin... :hobbyhorse:

 

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