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Spitfire madman

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  1. Hi Paul The canopy was a bit of a pain using the jig. I had fit issues with it at the end of the build it wouldn’t sit snuggly on to the fuselage so I had to carefully bend the canopy sides out slightly to get a better fit. I think Airfix over thought the jig idea it would of been better to have one piece rear canopy but I suppose they did it that way due to mould restraints and got two styles of side canopy for different versions.
  2. First time I’ve used 3D printed decals and I didn’t know how to apply them as there was no instructions on how to use them so anyway I went through the usual process like normal decals and when applying them to the cockpit they wouldn’t stick I ended up using PVA to stick them down.
  3. Hi all I present to you my rendition of the Airfix 1:48 Chipmunk T.10 I chose to do the camouflaged markings of WP964 serving with the Army Air Corps at AAC Middle Wallop in June 1968 I used kits-world 3-D printed decals for the instrument panels and seatbelts (KW3D1481020) not overly impressed with these would of preferred photo-etch but hay-ho Tamyia XF-52 and XF-81 acrylic paints used for the camo also added the break lines from nylon thread i throughly enjoyed this build thanks for looking and happy modelling
  4. Cracking build there Steve finished to your usual high standard job well done
  5. Thank you for bringing to my attention about the Matt area around the cockpit I hadn’t noticed on photos of the real thing. I will make the necessary adjustments and yes it’s my lighting that is giving the colour that off colour. Cheers
  6. Hi all Here is my 1:200 model of the RAF’s newest acquisitions the Poseidon MRA.1 I used the Hasegawa P-8A Poseidon kit (10830) and Draw Decal RAF Poseidon MRA.1 set (20s-737-176) I finished it in markings of the first Poseidon received by the RAF ZP801 based at RAF Lossiemouth with 120 SQD i used Xtracolor X301 Boeing Grey for the main colour and Tamiya paints for all other parts Thanks for looking and Happy Modelling
  7. Hi the roundels were a pain to go down, there are holes in the decal for the vortex generators to fit through which isn’t to much of a problem but there is another prominent feature that the decal needs to conform to and here is where I had trouble which need loads of decal setting solution but both roundels still split on me so just had to touch up with paint
  8. Hi all I present to you my Airfix 1:48 Javelin FAW.9/9R I finished it back in October but only just got round to posting here It’s in the markings of no 64 Squadron Royal Air Force based at Tengah in Singapore during the 1960’s Aftermarket sets include Eduard cockpit interior and Master replacement pitot tubes Tamiya and Mr Hobby paints used throughout the build A throughly enjoyable build Thanks for looking and happy modelling
  9. Thank you Antti Very much appreciated that has helped me to decide on how to finish the Javelin many thanks spitfire madman
  10. Hi all I’m building the Airfix 1:48 Javelin in the colours of 64 Squadron based out in Singapore and could anyone tell me what paint finish they had ie a Gloss, Satin or Matt finish and were there well kept clean or were they well weathered many thanks
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