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corsaircorp

1/48 Spitfires, I know that I'm a serial starter...

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Hello Dears,

I reorganize my little Castle Bromwich !

This is no longer an Eduard Royal Class, but an Imperial one :penguin:

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2 Mk IX and a PR XI

The curse of the nearly finished kit strike again, look !

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how the hell did I miss it ???

Should I have noticed it earlier :angry::angry::angry:

Tried to cure it gently, try that way...

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will see tomorrow if it has worked !!! :emo:

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So my next RFI will surely be .... A Spitfire

What a surprise !!! Is 'nt it ??

Have a nice modelling time ...

The PR XIX will entering the paint booth  where she will meet the Americano-British Mustang !

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp 

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Hello Dears,

Nearing her comùpletion ! I must say that I really like these Bren Gun intake guards mesh !

Look good, is'nt it ??

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Tail is repaired, tailwheel from Eduard overtrees added !

Not too bad for a second hand Spirfire !

Wheels are from Eduard too, as are the bomb rack. :coolio::coolio:

Will be in RFI soon I think, before SMW may be !

Sincerely.

CC.

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Oh Dears !!

Look like the Allison Mustang can be relegated by this one ;;;

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Ready for painting, the Mustang is not... Yet !

Have a nice week end !

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello Dears,

Tally Oh, Swmbo is on his brother's house, She will be back tomorrow.

So I manage to do this....

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Something is tellin'to me that the 2 next RFI will be Spitfires....:coolio::coolio:

This one will change a bit from the 4 bladed ones !!

And so, this evening it is modelling without restrictions :penguin::penguin::violin:

See you later ....

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

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Hello Dears,

First let the paint dry thoroughly after gettin' the masking out

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And then, Med sea grey Und Foilà !

Have a nice modelling time.

sincerely.

CC

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Hello dears,

That was started very nicely !

I cooked these Chicken breast with Tarragon and cream with some Tagliatelles !!

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Then modelling,

I did congratulate our dear @The Spadgent for his tape method aaaaand

 

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Raaaaah

Well it was supposed to do so on the wing of a corsair....

No émoticons, despair and ...

Let's have this one as a morale booster

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Will fix it tomorrow, or next week !

Have a good modelling time !

Sincerely.

CC

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I hope the morale booster worked. I usually manage to remove some paint with the masking but that's a huge area to loose.

 

John

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2 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

I hope the morale booster worked. I usually manage to remove some paint with the masking but that's a huge area to loose.

 

John

Hello john,

Sure it has worked, an irish coffee will not miss the point !

I was about to try it for weathering but not on this one.

PS 888 has to be pristine for her last flight !  So rectifications are to be done :huh:

This evening is modelling for me !! Eager to be 6 days older ...

Sincerely.

CC

10 hours ago, Gav G said:

An amazing thread, please keep going with the Spits! :D

Thank you Gav !

Spits and Seas are still going strong but the Corsairs are jealous sssssoooooo !!!

That are danger of a double or triple or more life !!!! :coolio::coolio:

Sincerely

CC

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Ouch!

That paint lifting was anything but nice :worry:

Maby try to de-tack the tape first by sticking it to the top of you hand first before sticking it onto the kit?

(I must resist the allure to start another Spitfire...)

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On ‎07‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 1:11 PM, Christer A said:

Ouch!

That paint lifting was anything but nice :worry:

Maby try to de-tack the tape first by sticking it to the top of you hand first before sticking it onto the kit?

(I must resist the allure to start another Spitfire...)

Hello Christer,

The way I always did, but this time it did'nt work !!:tumble::tumble:

Wich one are you going to start ??

I think that I will came back from Telford with an Airfix Mk V and start one or 2 of them !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Well, I'm not going to start a Seafire, or a nice relaxing small Airfix Mk22...or that simple but straightforward Tamiya Vb ;)

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2 hours ago, Christer A said:

Well, I'm not going to start a Seafire, or a nice relaxing small Airfix Mk22...or that simple but straightforward Tamiya Vb ;)

My Seafire twins are on idle for that while, must make some moulds of my modified cowling.

And then 2 Seafire XVII, my poor Seafire IIc felt alone surrounded by all her RAF cousins !

Okay, see you in a week, tomorrow night I left for UK and Telford !!

But Yeovilton is my first step for Friday !

Byyyye !

Sincerely !

CC

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On ‎21‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 8:39 AM, Biggles87 said:

Those propeller blades really make a difference, whose are they please? I think I will need some replacements.

 

John

Hello John,

Hey, look there is now a new reference especially for the PR XIX.

Barracuda Cast BR 48093, look right !

I buy it in SMW and used it directly !

A little bit tinier for the 10'4" prop.

Hope that it's still time for you.

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello dears,

Another one for the collection soon !!

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Will try the flory wash on her, hope that I will do as good as our dear @The Spadgent

A five blades prop will change from the 5 others !

Then may be a jet !!

Have a good modelling time !

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello Dears,

12 little holes.. 12 little holes...

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I elected to use the airfix parts with an improvement !

I did an Airfix modelling evening today !!

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More to come soon  !!

Have a good modelling time !

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello Dears,

Here's the prop !, look good to me !

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I also correct some paint chips and Tomorrrrrrrow tovaritch Flory.

I'm a bit anxious however !

Sincerely.

CC

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3 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Looks good to me too, I don't think you have anything to be anxious about.

 

Cheers

 

John

Hello John,

I'll try the flory wash on her, it will be a first...

This is for this evening, fingers crossed !

@The Spadgent use it on a regular basis and it look really good !!

Thanks for the kind words.

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello Dears,

Here co on flory !

I'm really pleased !!

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So I brush it every places !

 

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I let it on the kit for a good 20 minutes, then I clean it with a smoothly damped towel and here's the result !

Really subtle and tidy !!

lookin' closer

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So as I was reassured, I finished the whole thing !!

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Ok dears !! So go on Flory !!

This is a good base for weathering !

Now I will use some oïl paint for specific stains or weathering !!

But it is really easy to use with a great result !

So I must here thank our Dear @The Spadgent for the flory tip !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Looking good so far. I haven't tried any Flory washes, I use water colours,  gouache/tempera, and pastels, or a combination of all of them for weathering. I don't have the courage to try an oil spot wash as it usually takes me several weeks/months to get to that stage in a build and I would hate to mess it up.

 

Cheers

 

John

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31 minutes ago, Biggles87 said:

Looking good so far. I haven't tried any Flory washes, I use water colours,  gouache/tempera, and pastels, or a combination of all of them for weathering. I don't have the courage to try an oil spot wash as it usually takes me several weeks/months to get to that stage in a build and I would hate to mess it up.

 

Cheers

 

John

I know that feeling so well - you make a lovely job of all the seams and joins.  You get all the paint in all the right places.  You manage not to fog the canopy.  The decals are wrinkle free and straight as die.

 

There comes a point in every build when I think - 'don't mess up now - please'.  Putting in as much effort as we do the 'fear of failure' can be massive.

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1 hour ago, BIG X said:

I know that feeling so well - you make a lovely job of all the seams and joins.  You get all the paint in all the right places.  You manage not to fog the canopy.  The decals are wrinkle free and straight as die.

 

There comes a point in every build when I think - 'don't mess up now - please'.  Putting in as much effort as we do the 'fear of failure' can be massive.

Oh sure Big X,

But whatever you do... Some of us including me are glued to the "Nearly finished model curse" :evil_laugh::evil_laugh:

I hope that it will not struck again with the PR XIX :hobbyhorse:

6 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

Glad it worked out for you dear boy. I’ll head back to page one for a nice catch up.:thumbsup:

 

John.

hello john !

This thread is a multiple Spitfires one !

There is 5 more Spithires in the making here !

I bet that this is not really surprising for you :frantic::frantic:

Now, you know me and my insanity  !!

Thanks again !

sincerely.

CC

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