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Spookytooth

Spitphoon 1/72 Airfix.

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13 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

The spitfire looks great. Pitty about the scribing after filler. That always happens to me too, I’ve found if you scribe really lightly, do you have a Tamiya scriber? If not I can highly recommend them. Any way really light passes using dymo tape is the best way I’ve found. Or as you say not as all for a really smooth finish. Great save by the way. Looking forward to paint kid. 

 

Johnny

Thank you Johnny, yes I do have and use a Tamiya scriber but the filler was slightly brittle and flaky , also I use Dymo tape as well.

23 hours ago, giemme said:

Alright, no scribing then :D Looking forward to proper paint :popcorn:  :wink: 

 

Ciao

Sorry Giemme, but enough was enough with those bays.

 

On with the paint.

 

BG 1

 

BG 2

 

BG 3

 

MR Hobby Aqueous H334 Barley Gray first coat.

A nice semi gloss finish I think.

 

I am busy for the rest of the day so will try over weekend to get some more done.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

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3 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

A nice semi gloss finish I think.

Agreed! :clap: Super smooth, I like it a lot! :thumbsup: 

 

Ciao

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Slump, looks like you did all the right stuff. 

Never mind it all worked out in the end.

nice finish on that paintwork. :penguin:

 

Jont

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22 hours ago, giemme said:

Agreed! :clap: Super smooth, I like it a lot! :thumbsup: 

 

Ciao

Thanks Giemme, it will be smoother now, see below.

 

18 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Slump, looks like you did all the right stuff. 

Never mind it all worked out in the end.

nice finish on that paintwork. :penguin:

 

Jont

As Giemme said , "talc and C/A is a good mix for scribing over.

The paintwork is getting there.

see below.

 

OK folks Barley Gray PT 2.

 

BG 4

 

Already for spraying.

 

BG 5

 

BG 6

 

The drop tanks and pylons rubbed down with 6000 M.M. the Typhoon got the same.

Drilled a 0.5 mm hole in each droptank/pylon and glued a bit of plastic rod in as a holding pin while spraying.

 

That`s if for now.

Hopefully will spray them all tomorrow (Sat).

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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1 hour ago, Spookytooth said:

Thanks Giemme, it will be smoother now, see below.

Indeed, she's looking very cool already :clap: Have a great WE :)

 

Ciao

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21 hours ago, giemme said:

Indeed, she's looking very cool already :clap: Have a great WE :)

 

Ciao

Thanks Giemme, we hope that you too have a great weekend.

 

OK, on with the Barley Gray.

 

BG 7

 

BG  8

 

BG 9

 

Leave those to dry.

 

Next up some Light Aircraft Gray H332.

 

LAG 1

 

LAG 2

 

I do like this MR Hobby Aqueous paint.

 

Anyhow, will leave those to dry and now chill out for a while.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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OK, so I did not chill out.

Instead I tackled the Spitfire.

 

Main U/C added.

 

FF 1

 

Tail wheel added, a p.i.t.a., really needed to sand down the locating peg.

 

FF 2

 

Exhausts added too.

 

FF 3

 

Leave to set, then a clean up before a satin varnish.

 

Now time to chill.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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I really, really love that Barley Grey tint on your Typhoon :clap: It looks smooth without looking like plastic, if you know what I mean.

 

Great job on the little Spitty too :thumbsup:

 

Ciao

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3 hours ago, giemme said:

I really, really love that Barley Grey tint on your Typhoon :clap: It looks smooth without looking like plastic, if you know what I mean.

 

Great job on the little Spitty too :thumbsup:

 

Ciao

Cheers Giemme, the Barley Gray looks good.

As for the Spitfire well...

 

FF 4

 

FF 5

 

FF 6

 

FF 7

 

As you can see some spray bloom but in real view it`s not that bad.

But the canopy ....

 

FF 9

 

Disaster, numb nuts here did not mask some holes on the underside and spray residue pooled in the canopy..

 

And here is the underside .

 

FF 8

 

Oh well, just the prop to finish off tonight some when.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

 

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Both are looking really smart Simon and you'll soon touch up those bits on the bottom (fnaar!) :)

I bet you could carefully prise that canopy off and clean it up, if you can be bothered... doesn't look that bad?

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Cheers Ced, the canopy is staying on before I go and launch it across the room LOL.

It was totally my fault, should of block the holes up on the underside. 

They are for the stand..

 

Anyhow, this morning I got on with the missiles.

 

M 1

 

White tips and dark grey fins so far.

Just a touch of black for the motor nozzles and the advanced aams a silver tip.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Yay! Looking great. The spit canopy looks fine. I wouldn’t worry about it.

 

Johnners.

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2 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Yay! Looking great. The spit canopy looks fine. I wouldn’t worry about it.

 

Johnners.

Thanks Johnny, I am not happy about it but WTF, it`s out the way now.

I will learn by my mistakes, I make too many.....

 

OK, on with the Typhoon.

 

The air inlet.

Fitted where it touched, a lot of filing and checking.

 

A I 2

 

A I 1

 

A dab of black at the back, then a splash of BG .

 

A I 4

 

A run of glue to fix.

 

A I 5

 

Filler needed here.

And a view from the front.

 

A I 6

 

i will leave that to set the attack it with some filler.

 

I knew that it was going to be a pita but it`s done for now.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon, contented after a plate of spag bol.

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Cheers Johnny and Giemme.

 

Final pic of the day.

 

Filler added.

 

A I 7

 

Lit that harden over night and sand tomorrow.

Still have 2 more seams/joins to do but will wait until I have these sorted

 

Goodnight everybody.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

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This kit is quite fighting you, but I like your approach :clap:

A bit more of patience and those intakes are going to be sorted :thumbsup:

 

So, is spag bol a slang for spaghetti bolognese? :D

 

Ciao

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Thanks Johnny and Giorgio for the comments.

 

The filler.

 

A I 11

 

 

The sides though.

 

A I 9

 

A I 8

 

More filler and sanding but getting there...slowly LOL.

So you can see what I am up to today hopefully.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Thanks Cookie, Benedikt and Giorgio.

 

After some more sanding and swearing, a coat of primer liberally brushed on.

 

A I 12

 

A I 13

 

AI 14

 

Well there are faults to rectify but getting there.

 

I will give it a sand tonight ( I have a friend visiting this afternoon,(Yes, I have a friend))

Then see what it looks like tomorrow.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Getting there, Simon - getting there :clap:

 

Ciao

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Rather than trying to scribe those pesky doors (I know you've given up on the idea) how about just drawing them on with a pencil?

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2 hours ago, Bigdave22014 said:

Rather than trying to scribe those pesky doors (I know you've given up on the idea) how about just drawing them on with a pencil?

That is not a bad idea sir.

 

Simon.

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Thanks Johnny, Benedikt, Giemme and Big Dave.

 

Yet more sanding left me with this.

 

A I 16

 

A I 17

 

A I 18

 

And now for something a bit ugly...

 

Ughhhh

 

The Port one OK the Starboard one.... one of Airfix`s best!!!!!

As for the fit?

So so, the Starboard one is poor, the Port one OK.

 

I may be able to sort the Starboard one out but worried about the "fine engraving on it" .LOL

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

PS Benedikt, I saw that clip before , made I laugh.

 

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Well that exhaust..

A quick file sand and attack with a razor saw, plus a quick file I got to this.

 

Uggggh 1

 

Not brilliant but better than it was . ( Sorry for the blurred pic).

Will give that a coat of primer soon and see hoe it looks then

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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