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Rémi

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  1. Nobody present this finest WWII fighter. It exist in several version starting with the MkI and ending with the Mk24. At 1/72 scale, Special has a large line of Spitfire and his naval counterpart the Seafire with the Griffon engine. If I already the Mk47 naval version, this time I choose the Mk22 "high tech" box. Because I find the artbox beautifull, I choose the artbox version but the modeller has the choice of 5 more decoration. One in the ocean grey/dark green and 4 in aluminium scheme The kit contain exhaust resin pipe, resine wheels and a photoetched. But the instruction give no indication of how and when you use the photoetched parts. You have only indication for the dashbord. You find your salvage in the instruction of the photoetched for the Mk21 that it is the same https://www.cmkkits.com/en/aircraft/spitfire-mk-21-seafire-mk-45-pe/ I start with the interior I use the photoetched seat. It is not difficult to built. I try to add the harness but during the gluing process I loose my patient and throw away the parts. Finally I rebuild these with tamya tape I didn't use the photoetched instrument panels and prefere to paint the plastic part. This part is very fine and need only a dry brush for reveal these details Next step I paint the interior fuselage. I use the classical interior green. I paint some instrument in black and applic a dry brush on it I can assemble the fuselage and "attack" wings Nothing to talk for the wing but don't forget to paint the place of the cockpit in green Now this is the time to add the fuselage at wings The fuselage is little thick and you must sand the karman junction until you can insert the fuselage in the wing But after session of "sand and try" the spitfire come to take form
  2. Fine build tomthounaojam Congratulation
  3. Thanks for all your comment I used tje Gunze H42 paint for the topside. For the weathering I spray some spot on the panel center with a mix of H42 (6 parts) an H11 (4 parts) with a great dillution
  4. Some other pics extract from the galery
  5. Hi This is my build of the Mirage F-1C with the Tiger Meet scheme It is the Special Hobby kit. A pleasant kit with no major problem Some other photos at this adress Mirage F-1C "Tiger Meet"
  6. Gears in place and paint for some little details Next step, the ejection seat and add some probe and antenna
  7. Next step : the decals set There are so many decals that I that I thought of having made a mistake kit and it is not a Mirage F1 but a F4 kit But no it is well a Mirage F1 kit I start with decals tails and find a terrible mistake. I forgot to paint the round for the insignia in blue. I was thinking that the center is in blue on the decals but not. It is clear. Too late ... the decals is in the water. I save it by letting it in water until I painted the round ! I spent one afternoo setting them I spent a Tamiya brown panel line in the structural line. Now it look like a tiger meet F1 Next step: the gears
  8. I repainted the tail because the shape was not good. The border between the black and the yellow must be blurred In paint the red of air intake and mask it The canopy is in place but and receive his mask too. Now I can start to paint the fuselage with the same way that the wing. I start with the blue because alcad paint didn't appricaite the masking process. Sometime the paint gones with the mask I created a piece in cardboard to insert in the airintake to do the delimitation between the blue and alu paint.
  9. The fuselage is now close I encounter no problem during this operation. The adjustment are very well. I placed a weight in the noise and behind the seat wall for around 10 gramme. I painted the last piece of the cockipt : the sight. Special give a piece in clear plastic. I painted the under side in green. I masked the sight and paint the piece in black. Now I can start the paint. I used the H42 for extrado and alcad semi matt alu for intrado. For the extrado, I used the pre shade technique and for intrado post shade. For the extrado I picked up the shade with sparaying lighter paint alternately. I used a mix of H42 (6 parts) and H11 (4 parts) with a strong dillution And finaly, I paint the tail. My dealer didn't have the Gunze paint. I used Tamiya yellow with little orange yellow. I made a mask with the decals for model To be continued
  10. Hi I think it not necessary to present the Mirage F1 Special Hobby kit They are plenty build of this kit on the net. I have in my stach the F-1C "armée de l'air" box with a Tiger Meet scheme. Now it is the time to start this kit. I start with the cockpit. The cockpit is well detailled for the scale. I use the decals for the instrument but I had cut it in 3 parts (right,center,left) for a better fit. I dry brush the bath and paint some button for having a little color in this black univers. After I paint the exhaust nosle May be this part could be more thin but for plastic injection, it is in the norm. Some manufacturer have this part at the same level than resin part like the Kfir C2/C7 by AMK. I use the Alcad paint. I didn't see some pics of a real plane and I inspired him from the artbox. http://lacitroenbx19gt.com/maquette/Mirage%20F1/_DSC1381.jpg[/img} I star also the fuselage. The air intake need some fillers espcially for one side. I glued the nose part too and I didn't follow the advice. The wing need a little filler too And now a global view of the plane. At this moment, I haven't any major probleme. I think this is a good kit even for the begginer.
  11. Hi I use a "Patafix" sausage that I carve with a matches head
  12. Hi This my first finish model for 2019 It is the Casa 212-100 at 1/72 Scale by Special Hobby Special Hobby propose several boxe of this plane, but for me the portugase version with his "Tail Art" is very attractive. The decals of the tail is maybe the main challenge of this kit. But with the help of Microsol, everything went fine Other pics in my album Casa 212-100
  13. Sorry for not giving some news during all this time I advance my model and has a little chance to be my last build for the 2018 year and if not, it would be my first build for the 2019 year. I close the fuselage without major problem. I uses the Gunze paint given by Special Hobby I fan of pre-shading style. This first step give this http://lacitroenbx19gt.com/maquette/Casa%20212/_DSC1247.jpg{/img] Now I can paint the three tones scheme. The next step is the decals set And the most difficult : the tail art decals Decals maded by cartograph The tail art is in three part for each side. Decals are little bigger. I start with the end part. I align with the rear. I use the Microset for helping the decals to set I continue with the second decals. This one, I align with the panel line in the middle of the tail The third part is also align on this panel line that mask the separation. Again I use Microset to soften the decals The final result is an impressive tail art. Special Hobby made a great job !
  14. Little progress The cockpit details level is fine for the scale. I add only the seatbelt. I think that is not necessary add more details for a thing you can't see The panel instrument consist of 3 decals. I failed adjust the center decals. I use Microsol to help the decals to marry with the panels The cockpit adjust very well in the fuselage. And you avoid sanding/adjustinf seance for putting in the fuselage No problem fo closing the fuselage. You need a little putty. For that time, it is a pleasure to build this showing the progress of Special Hobby kit
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