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CplPunishment

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About CplPunishment

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    Swindon, UK.
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    1/48 Spitfires and Seafires, mostly.

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About Me

Started making kits at the age of 4 with the Airfix WWI tank and then the Leander Class Frigate. Back then Airfix series 1 kits came in plastic bags and cost 18p each!

Stopped modelling once I started drinking, driving and having other kinds of teenage fun. Then work, kids and the rest of life took over.
Back to modelling now that I am older and wiser (yeah, right!), as I knew I always would.

I focus on British WWII and post WWII aircraft although I have built the occasional AFV.
Spitfires and Seafires get most of my attention.
Typically it takes me about 3 months to complete a 1/48 Spitfire. I like to spend hours researching and collecting photos - thank goodness for the internet - and most of my build-focus is on final painting. I'm particularly obsessed with replicating (or trying to replicate) the apparent worn and faded condition of operational airframes - although I have a long way to go with this. The last couple of models I built I counted around 26 different paint layers!

Build reports:

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Posted 'Ready for Inspection' - for more photos, follow the links:

Supermarine Seafire Mk XV, FAA Pacific theatre colours (Special Hobby 1/48th)

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Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII, FAA Home based (Airfix 1/48th)

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Grumman Hellcat Mk II, FAA Pacific theatre colours (Eduard 1/48th)

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIX, early version (Airfix 1/48th)

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb - USAAF (Airfix 1/48th)

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Supermarine Spitfire F Mk 21 RAuxAF 1947 (Airfix 1/48th)

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USAF Martin B-57 (Airfix 1/72nd)

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Cheers, Paul.
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