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gryphon28 last won the day on June 15 2019

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  1. Thanks jhutchi and sat69, I really appreciate both of your kind words
  2. Thanks for the info Troy, I’m keeping note of all the links. Hopefully if Eduard bring out a Mk1 the Tammy Spit will come down in price. I can’t justify £30 for a small 1/48 kit either, no matter how good. I don’t have an issue with their kit decals but I happened to have some spare Eduard Cartograph roundels that we’re just gorgeous, so I used those. The codes and serials are originals and I painted the walkways. I found that Tamiya decals are fine so long as you use the hottest water you can stand then they soften beautifully, just need to be careful though that you don’t melt the underlying paint! It’s a balancing act. Sorry no WIP on this one but it’s something that I will be looking at for the future. Cheers.
  3. That’s really useful and worth saving. Cheers Troy
  4. Thanks GRK. I used a gyro cutter tool to cut the pattern into the widest strips of masking tape I could get. I think the early Spits were painted using masking mats so a hard edge is acceptable. If only I could freehand that. I wish.
  5. Thanks Troy, I will have a good read tomorrow. I can certainly see from the comparison pic that the Tamiya aerial looks wrong. That said it would have been a pig to fix the aerial thread to without the horizontal spur they give you, so I’m going to forgive them that How does the newer Mk1 kit compare to your research?
  6. Thanks Bangor Lad, that’s how I feel too. There is no denying the skill involved in extreme weathering, it’s just further than I personally want to go.
  7. That’s really really nice. There’s not much in it to my eye. Maybe someone will post a pic of the medium then we can compare that too.
  8. Thanks Pete. I like Tamiya’s semi gloss clear just to reduce the shine of the x22 gloss clear from the decal stage. I like a semi sheen rather than dead flat as to me it looks more realistic.
  9. It’s funny because I was thinking of going up a size myself. The fine really is......fine.
  10. Had to go and check. its the fine thread. Jeez I didn’t know you could go even finer! cheers
  11. As much as I look forward to building Tamiyas newer 1/48 Mk1 Spitfire, I would contend there’s not a heck of a lot wrong with the legacy kit. Here’s mine painted with a combination of Mr Hobby and Tamiya paints. Chipping courtesy of a really old Berol Silver pencil. I used Uschi fine thread for the aerial wires and threaded the elevator wire through the fuselage courtesy of a cut down acupuncture needle with the thread superglued to it, to guide it through. The cloth machine gun port covers are Tamiya tape painted with Vallejo. The tyres were flatted and the exhausts drilled out. Eduards mask set EX052 made short work of the canopy. I really enjoyed building this and would recommend it to anyone. Rick
  12. Sorry mate, made a mess of my response, see a slightly earlier post for my reply to you.
  13. Thanks Artie, really appreciate your comments. I’m not exactly sure which Mark of Martlet is closest to the Tamiya boxing. I wanted an FAA Martlet but without having to do tons of research or hack the thing apart. As much as anything she was an exercise in painting which I really enjoyed. She’s close enough for me though respect to those who do go the extra mile for complete accuracy.
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