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ronnierex

1/48 Aussie Eight Dual Spitfires

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1/48 Eduard Aussie 8s are all finished up! HUGE thanks to Brewer for the amazing pictures. 
 
First up, the NMF:
Alclad and Tamiya chrome silver rattle can
Brassin wheels
Barracuda resin cowling topper.
 
 
38097850224_4f52f0de87_h.jpgSilver Spit 14 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
38813747621_89d1a707eb_h.jpgSilver Spit 15 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
24941552548_26401af9e6_h.jpgSilver Spit 1 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
27038036069_531bb3baaf_h.jpgSilver Spit 4 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
37927413605_fe6a249f9c_h.jpgSilver Spit 7 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
37927412285_7a7f5f61d3_h.jpgSilver Spit 8 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
38097848674_f298be3665_h.jpgSilver Spit 17 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
Teeth!
Eduard 8
 
Tamiya RAF colors and Gunze for the RAAF gray and green.
Brassin Wheels
Ultracast cowling top.
Ultracast cockpit door.
 
38783303912_f3beefb6f8_h.jpgGrey Nurse 1 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
37927617965_d3ab754b7a_h.jpgGrey Nurse 3 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
37927615615_4f9ab5a10e_h.jpgGrey Nurse 5 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
37927613705_588090598c_h.jpgGrey Nurse 7 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
37927594385_520a77874c_h.jpgGrey Nurse 10 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
38783296492_76106aa92f_h.jpgGrey Nurse 11 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
38783292312_e98f8e649d_h.jpgGrey Nurse 17 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
38783290892_e52c188199_h.jpgGrey Nurse 19 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
37927616785_474ccc68d3_z.jpgGrey Nurse 4 by Aaron Long, on Flickr
 
Thanks for looking! And BIG thanks to Jason Brewer (Brewer Models) for the pics.

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They are lovely, the shark mouth is very menacing, you’d have even more of a fright if he jumped your six!

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Fantastic twosome. Love the nmf one, don’t see that many. 

 

Pete

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Top work

 

I particularly like the nmf aircraft.

 

Well done

 

James

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Both are lovely models, but like some others above, I really like the NMF. Not a finish you often see for Spitfires. Thanks for sharing.

 

Regards,

David

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Really beautiful. I love the NMF one especially. I assume you put a satin / dull coat of varnish on after painting? I tried tamiya chrome once and found it if anything too shiny/brilliant... but yours here looks spot on. Perfect. 

 

Cheers! 

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17 minutes ago, bruce bay said:

Really beautiful. I love the NMF one especially. I assume you put a satin / dull coat of varnish on after painting? I tried tamiya chrome once and found it if anything too shiny/brilliant... but yours here looks spot on. Perfect. 

 

Cheers! 

Thanks you! 

I didn’t use a dull coat varnish on the metal. I did use a matte clear for the decals so they wouldn’t be shiny. I wanted the NMF to be clean looking because they real plane was kept relatively clean. The panel wash and weathering helped keep it from being too glossy. 

 

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Also, here are the paints I used for “Teeth.”

 

2_A6_C1_AA9-9093-4_B3_A-889_B-36_B970_C2

 

The NATO green was added to the RAF dark green to bring out some green. The rest of the Tamiya colors took care of the RAF scheme. The RAAF colors were approximations. Gunze for foliage green and the MRP shards for the sky blue and the gray. 

 

Thanks

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Anyone venturing to call the Spitfire a hackneyed subject should take a look at this pair and then forever hold his tongue.

 

Sterling modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Flawless builds and beautiful paint finishes. Thank you for sharing.

 

Edge

 

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What a great job you`ve done on these two,.......a pair of cracking Spit`s,

 

Cheers

           Tony

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Awesome builds. Even though I don't like the look of the Spitfire in natural metal, I can't stop looking at your model. Top job.

 

I noticed you painted the exhausts after the exterior paint was applied. What paint and colour did you use, and was it brush painted?

 

Thanks,
Wlad

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Thanks everyone for the kind words! Like I said, these kits are so fun to build. 

 

21 hours ago, neil5208 said:

Lovely work, just out of interest which of the replacement cowls worked better?

Good question. IF I remember correctly, the Ultracast was my favorite due to slightly better fit and details. But both are excellent!

 

18 hours ago, Wlad said:

Awesome builds. Even though I don't like the look of the Spitfire in natural metal, I can't stop looking at your model. Top job.

 

I noticed you painted the exhausts after the exterior paint was applied. What paint and colour did you use, and was it brush painted?

 

Thanks,
Wlad

I masked and sprayed Tamiya flat black as a base and then applied multiple coatings of Rustall until it looked ok. I spray the Tamiya black straight through the airbrush so I get a nice flat finish so the Rustall sticks well. :) 

 

Thanks!

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Really beatifull models! Really like the cammo one. May I ask how do you paint the camouflage with that "soft" borders? I mean...if you just put masking tapes you will see a clear difference between the base color and the green but in your model this line a "soft". How do you achieve that?

 

 

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