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  1. Hi everyone This is my most recent build, which I finished Sunday afternoon. I love Spitfires, and I think this might be one the only spitfire I have kept for myself. The Eduard spitfire is possibly my favourite model to build, its one of those where you can choose to speed through it and still get a nice result or to detail it till your hearts content. I decided to settle for a middle ground, and finally decided to build a model methodically rather than jumping into it and fixing mistakes I could have avoided. Although its worth mentioning, I thought I could get away with my
  2. Hi everyone Its been a while since I last posted a finished model, even though I finished this one about a month ago now, I hadn't got around to posting any photos. I picked this model up for a really good price and decided that due to price I paid for it, it would become a bit of an experiment with dirtying up my aircraft a bit; seeing that this warbird server in Papa New Guinea I thought it only fair I turned it into a 'jungle weathered machine' which is where I dedicated most my time to throughout this build through pre and post shading panels, mixing paints to get
  3. I've just come across this thread after noticing this on my 1/48th Spitfire. I wish I knew this sooner, I looked at the Eduard instructions and there is no mention of this but I managed to find the edge of the transfer and off it peeled. The results are really something else, its given the model a look as though I've painted them on. Hopefully the other Eduard kits I've got are like this aswell, its a pretty nice addition.
  4. My girlfriends great uncle 'Charlie' was part of the Long range desert group, sadly I never had the chance to meet him but from what I've heard he had a crazy time of it. The exact reason is unclear but he was the only survivor in his group after an explosion losing a leg during the ordeal
  5. Your representation really captures the look of these jets, and the colour scheme looks great
  6. I've been lucky enough to see one of these up close, and this is really reminiscent of the real thing. Great work
  7. Beautiful work, I totally agree they do look really sleek without the fuel tanks
  8. The level of detail is amazing, especially how you detailed the underside colours and the topside colours. This would probably have been something I would have forgot to add.
  9. Great metal finish, especially with the contasts in the panels
  10. Your work is amazing, I'd love to do a scheme like this in the future. Cricut machines are a proper handy piece of kit!
  11. Incredible work, cant wait to see the final result!
  12. Thanks mate, perhaps when I decide to come back to it I'll use the kit stencils too, as these were what I had an issue with. I've actually just been looking at mine though and there are a number of rough patches so im guessing I was being a bit lazy before applying decals
  13. Beautiful build, nice to see something a bit different to the usual finished models
  14. Your model is stunning, I've found this scheme fascinating since I saw it on the 1:72 Revell box. Did you have any issues with your decals? I started this kit early last year and had some major silvering on the decals which, alongside the fit issues of this kit, saw me abandoning it for another time. Cheers
  15. The intakes are a hassle, mine is now sat half built on a shelf because of this. Your finsihed model is faultless though and really impressive!
  16. Hi mate I've been using a lot of Vallejo product as of late, they're a lot cheaper than some stuff out there but I found that they have to be thinned down with their own brand thinner, I think maybe this comes down to a lot of their products not being polyurethane- acrylic mixes; im sure someone will correct me if im wrong! In any case, once I started to use their own thinners, I started to get some pretty nice results with them. So for the chipping, I slapped on a bit of Ak extreme metal paint, some of the Vallejo chipping medium and then the normal painting process. They reccomend
  17. Thanks for all the comments guys, really appreciate it. I've just gone and bought five Eduard spitfires. Turns out Eduard's website for weekend editions and overtrees are cheaper than what i can get them for anywhere else. Even with the postage cost!
  18. Hi everyone Here are a few photos of my latest model I built, its another Tamiya Spitfire, they're the kind of model I decided to build when another project has lost my interest. I've been trying a few different things here and there, specfically pre- shading through marbling and chipping effects; sadly my phone camera hasn't really picked the marbling effect, even whilst I look across at it now its pretty faint. So perhaps next time ill go a bit heavier on it. Not really much to say about the build, we all know how nicely these Tamiya kits go together, however im
  19. Thank you mate, ill make sure to keep an eye out once I get to the roundels then!
  20. Really great work mate, its beautiful! I have this in my stash that i'd like to get on to soon; how did you go about the roundels on the top section of the wing? To me the first thing I noticed was how to go about getting the roundel decal to fit over the vortex generators?
  21. Good morning everyone, hope you are all doing well! Rather than waffling on too much about what went well and what didn't with this model I will just post a few photos and a rundown of the build. So, this is another one of those kits that i've had for a few years now. Im pretty sure alongside Eduard's 1/48th Spitfire Mk.IX this was one of the first kits I build and used an airbrush on when I was around 16; I actually had this model built somewhat broken in a box so dug it out to compare as im 21 now so its been 5 years. I have to say, even though this kit can be a bit tricky
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