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Joss

Eduard 1:48 Spitfire mkviii Aussie marking

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Joss    520
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Hi guys, as said in the chat thread picked this up at tank fest for a pretty penny. Not sure which one I'm going to make so many choices!! 

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Only planning on making the one but time will tell...

While my other build, Zulu, is in dry dock at the moment and the 109 nearly done I'm going to turn my hand to this and see how well I can butcher it ;)

Joss

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Joss    520

Interior is coming together

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And the wings have been glued.

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Going together smoothly, it's a nice little kit this one. 

Joss

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AndrewE    1,607

Very nice start. Have you made up your mind which scheme it will be in yet?

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Joss    520

Thanks Andrew, not sure, yet I've got the profipak as well, so I would like to do three different markings in the end.

I definitely want to do a large shark mouth one.

The brown and green one intrigues me so I might do Clive Caldwell's machine. And I would like to do a plain green and grey one (:

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These three stand out to me but looking through the book and I want to do all of them...

There's 31 options in this box and I normal struggle with choosing between 2 :doh:

Regards 

Joss

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Joss    520

Good day all, making progress on this, forgot how lovely these little kits are.

Right here's the interior

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Can't really see much now that she is sealed up. 

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Then a big jump. I've got the wings on and the lower cowling. Now a quick question what parts of the cowling do I fill?? Does the part where it meets the wing need filling or not??

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Any help would be much appreciated!

Regards

Joss

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nimrod54    4,383

Nice work Joss. In answer to your question regarding the cowling - because they are removable there would be a panel line where it meets the wing root. I would use a smear of filler and re-scribe or you could try some Perfect Plastic Putty to fill this and wipe away any excess with a damp cotton bud to leave a panel line, but this could look over size compared to the kit panel lines.

 

In the end it is your kit and it depends on what level of detail you are willing to accept. Keep up the good work and enjoy your build.

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Joss    520

Cheers nimrod! I'll give that a try and see how it comes out! :)

Regards

Joss

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Joss    520

Bit more progress almost ready for paint. They are lovely kits to build these Eduard spitfires fits very well. 

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Thanks for looking

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Joss    520

Been tied up with work lately. Got a black primer on though I do this add a nice depth of colour.

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Joss    520

The fun part has begun!

I've got the blue down I went with Vallejo Azure blue over aks one. I then mixed up a lighter shade of blue with I lightened the panels up with very randomly. Then a coat of the original colour over top just to pull it back and tie it all together.

This is based coat plus highlights

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And then with after second original colour.

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The picture gives you an idea but there's abit more variation in person.

 

I then masked off to get the dark earth down.

Same process again just in brown, I used ak dark earth for the base,  however it kept clogging my airbrush and even after thinning <_< so I went back to Vallejo for the mixed colours and final coat.

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And then..

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I would have got the green down but couldn't find the blue tac so that all from yesterday.

Apparently these Australian based spits paint faded very fast and looking a photos some are in quite a state.

Anyway let me know what you think suggestions always welcome! 

Regards

Joss

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Joss    520

Right so finally got the green down. I decided to go for Vallejo gunship green.

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Im not to sure on it tbh 

Thanks for looking!

 

 

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Joss    520

Hello again I've got the paint job done and I'm starting to do the decals.

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The darker patches around the roundels are sprayed using a mask made from tamiya masking tape. I would have done the roundels this way but unfortunately my circular cutter would not go small enough. Now for the many many little stencils.

One question though should I put the stencils on? As some of this aircraft was over painted, the mainly the green, would they have been reapplied? 

Regards

Joss

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Joss    520

Hi guys more progress now. All decals on gloss coated again then general weathering.

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Probably won't finish this before the deadline but we will see regards :)

 

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