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The model I packed away ≈ 15 years ago. A quick image history to catch up to the present state of construction.

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My first use of MR. PAINT

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The test color came out much lighter. I guess due to the lack of primer.

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Camera color looks off between photos, I will investigate.

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My own masks...

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Not too shabby, although I'm always tense while taking off the masking tape.

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Looking very nice!

 

What did you use for the masks out of interest?

 

James

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Great job with the masks!

 

I used Mr Paint colours on the my last model...

In my little opinion, these colours are very good 

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On 5/17/2017 at 2:34 PM, franky boy said:

Looking very nice!

 

What did you use for the masks out of interest?

 

James

 

Most of it is Tamiya masking sheet (grid) and on the wings is Con-tact transparent self-adhesive.

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A minor update. Hope I got the no walk lines correct. They're a little more subtle than the picture shows and the color is not a solid black. Thanks to everyone again here adding useful info. (found a thread about no walk lines here) I'm draggin' my butt on the markings, but the upcoming show on Oct. 16 has me motivated. I may enter it in the contest, but I think I have to become a member first.

 

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Hi,

Really great looking Spitfire.Please could you let me know what it is you are using to mask out your camo on the wings and fuse.

Thanks

Dave

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On 5/17/2017 at 2:34 PM, franky boy said:

Looking very nice!

 

What did you use for the masks out of interest?

 

James

 

For the 'no walk' lines I used Tamiya tape for the lines and parafilm for the rest of the aircraft. For the camo I used Con-tact transparent self-adhesive (I got a giant roll that is about 20 years old), Tamiya tape and Blu-Tack.

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SUPERB Spit (mind, you can never go wrong with or have too many of them!). On reflection, do you think it would have been better to have painted the 'no walk' lines before the roundels?

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3 minutes ago, Newbie(kinda) said:

SUPERB Spit (mind, you can never go wrong with or have too many of them!). On reflection, do you think it would have been better to have painted the 'no walk' lines before the roundels?

Thank you.

No, because I don't believe there should be any 'no walk' lines through the roundel. And I simply re-used the roundel masks when painting the 'no walk ' lines.

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A major update for me. I started another thread here to learn about markings. I wanted 2 things: 1. a code that would be credible 2. an aircraft letter with no photographic documentation so I can have 'artistic license'

It took me a long time to decide, but I chose KL because I saw many MK I's with that code and I chose V because I could not find a picture of a plane with that letter.

Once again, I made my own masks...

 

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