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  1. Has anyone had a go at this model and is it recommended for a good interesting build?
  2. Looked at the GB calender today and remember I said I’d provide a Spitfire here. Hope it’s not too late to join. The raw material: Eduard’s Aussie Eight, probably the nicest kit I have laid my hands on. Here are some of the 32 options: Plenty of teeth on the decal sheet! With so many choices I might have to make the decision simple and use the one with the biggest mouth. Started with painting and the cockpit. More to come later - will have to post separetely, since three times the miserable Iphone has erased my attempts to add more pictures and text. Below the resin parts. The exhaust is from Quickboost - I figured the nice tyres and general level of detail warranted nicer exhaust pipes (drilling out non-circular pipes I am too lazy to do).
  3. Revell 1/32 spitfire mk2, build is complete it just needs weathering and some paint cleaning up on edges etc.
  4. An Spitfire Mk. IXe in Israeli markings. Kit from Eduard... Cheers / André
  5. HI Hopefully a simple question but i could not find answers by searching site, so apologies if it is answered elsewhere. There are lots of period photos of BoB Spitfires being rearmed with access panels hanging down and ammunition boxes on ground or being handled by armourers, etc but how were the boxes actually secured in place? Price "Spitfire at War" p43 says that 'the boxes clicked into place.' What does this mean? Later edit: gingerbob's second video in Spitfire Mk1A gun bay thread illustrates this quite well Thanks
  6. I have lurked here for years and finally decided to take a plunge and post. So, I have been on this straight OOB quick build binge recently as I experiment with new paints and techniques. I have been working on older kits in my stash and for this I chose the Frog 1/72 Spitfire Mk VIII that came out in 1974. There is not much in terms of details OOB. The cockpit is as bare as can be but the lines are close to accurate. It is only after I committed myself to the build that I realized I was dealing with raised panel lines - ugh. The build was fast enough but I was not happy with the decals and standard camo scheme. I browsed through the book, "Spitfires in the Sun" by Vikram Singh that chronicles the Spitfire in Indian Air Force and Royal Indian Air Force service. It has some excellent profiles and I chose NH 631 which is still alive and kicking at the Air Force Museum in New Delhi and is part of the Museum's historic flight, though it sports a dubious camo scheme now. I used a rattle-can for the NMF using Model Master's semi-gloss metallic silver. The cockpit and wheel wells were painted using Model Master's Zinc Chromate. The exhaust was painted using Tamiya dark iron and the exhaust stains were sprayed on using Tamiya Smoke using my Grex. For the rest of the stains and in an attempt to highlight the raised panel lines I used a coffee/mud color acrylic wash. For the decals I rummaged through the spares box and the roundels are from old Matchbox Sea Harrier kits and the fin flash is from Bright Spark. The lettering is Berna Decals. You can also see a recently finished Matchbox Tempest II is the background. The Jeep is Airfix and the Pilot figure is Hasegawa. Hope you enjoy!
  7. I haven't seen any mention of the Silver Spitfire project on Britmodeller. It has involved the rebuilding of a 1943 Spitfire into a demilitarised version, and the planning and (eventual) execution of a round-the-world flight. The flight will take in many of the world's most famous landmarks and cover 27,000 miles over 4 months. In the words of the website: "The expedition will reunite the Spitfire with the many countries that owe their freedom, at least in part, to this iconic aircraft. The unmistakable sight and sound of this aircraft once again gracing the skies aims to inspire future generations more than eighty years after R.J. Mitchell’s timeless design first graced the skies." The Boultbee Academy seem to be behind the enterprise. It sounds like a great adventure - and a worthy subject for a model replica. Brian
  8. Airfix Scale: 1/72 Type: Spitfire F Mk.22 Extras used: None Paints and colours used: Alclad II High Speed Silver, various Tamiya paints, Flory Grime Wash, please see build thread for the clears Hi All, I finished this sometime ago, but it's taken me a while to get around to photographing here. This is the Airfix kit. It's pretty decent. Nicely recessed details which are a little soft in places. Fit is generally good, but not very positive in places. Minimal filler needed (just Mr surfacer really). Over all a good fun build if you take your time with the fit. I actually made this for a group build on another forum, but missed the deadline in typical Val fashion! On with the pics. The canopy is quite thick, but the cockpit details aren't brilliant either so not really worth worrying about. It's only 1/72 after all. The decals were brilliant, btw. Thanks for looking! Val
  9. 318 (Gdanski) Squadron was one of the last Polish squadrons to be formed & was named after the city of Gdansk, after the custom of naming fighter squadrons after cities & bomber squadrons after regions. It performed the vital, dangerous but unglamorous work of army cooperation in support of the 2nd Polish Army Corps in the middle east & Italy. It saw intense action at Monte Cassino. Image from Polish Squadrons Remembered. This is my fourth Eduard Spit IX, detail is great but the engineering is over complicated in some ares. I can't understand why the exhaust comprises several parts & the cowling top is split in 2. I used Eduard's resin replacement on this which didn't fit as well as the Barracuda part I used on my other ones! Decals are from Topcolors Polish Spitfires booklet. It represents the aircraft flown by P/O Chudzinski from Tissano in Italy, July 1945. Any comments, criticisms & observations welcome. Pete Thanks for looking.
  10. Hello; Latest piece is ready for its inspection. I am prepared for a thorough review, please don't hold back if I've done something that could be improved, especially in terms of accuracy. Almost all the markings are painted, Tamiya and Vallejo for the paints. Airbrush and silver pencil for the weathering. A full description of the build, lots more pics and why I chose this subject (and its context) can be found on my site, Making-History.ca Cheers; Mark.
  11. Spitfire Mk.II Interior and Seatbelts (for Revell) 1:32 Eduard The new Revell Spitfire II was a welcome kit when it hit us in 2014, despite a few short comings it can still be built into a nice kit. These sets from Eduard will enhance the base kit. Interior (32936) Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass. A complete set of new layered instrument panels are provide. also for the cockpit a new pilots seat and the armour plate behind it. Rudder pedals, a new gunsight housing and control column parts. There are parts for the aircraft frames directly behind the cockpit. Inside the cockpit there are a myriad of parts for the sides, and cockpit controls. There are parts for the canopy frames and a new cockpit door complete with its framing and the canopy breaker bar (just don't paint it red!). Zoom! Set (33206) This set contains a reduced subset of the interior, namely the pre-painted parts that are used to improve on the main aspects of the cockpit, as seen above. Whatever your motivations for wanting this set, it provides a welcome boost to detail, without being concerned with the structural elements. Seatbelts STEEL (33207) These belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting. Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE. Review samples courtesy of
  12. After completing my first model, The Revell 1/400 Titanic back in 2017, everything went downhill a bit. I goofed a model I was working on and lost my mojo. As ever, life got in the way before I could get it back. Finally decided I need to use all this equipment I bought and crack on with the ever increasing number of kits in my stash! This is the Revell 1/72 Spitfire Mk Vb. Got it super cheap as part of a set with the paints and brushes. Can't remember where from but I do remember thinking I need at least one Spitfire in my collection! Choice of two builds, the clipped wing spitfire as shown on the box artwork or with the elliptical wings. This is Spitfire AZ-G BL924 'Valdemar Atterdag' as flown by P/O Axel Svendsen. Svendsen was shot down and killed by a Focke Wulf 190 over Berck-sur-Mer on the Channel Coast. He had logged 30 operational sorties and 26 hours on the Spitfire before his death. The Spitfire and the pilot where gone forever but a full size replica does exist. The kit itself is a mixed bag as many of you will know. This is the 90's (I think?)version with no gullwing and a number of other errors. Fit is poor in some places, not least where the gullwing should be but it does have a nice amount of detail. Decals where fine and behaved for the most part. And the canopy seemed to fit just fine. It's an OOB build using Revell's recommended colours. All airbrushed except the yellow strips on the wings and the stripe on the rear of the fuselage. That decal was a nightmare! So, a number of firsts for this model. First time with an airbrush. First time trying to do cammo with blu tack. First attempt at weathering.... Not the best looking of Spitfire's on display as I made many a schoolboy error, but i'm happy with how many of the things have turned out and I have developed some new skills to bring to my next models. Hope you enjoy! 20190624_111651 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019 Spitfire Build June 2019
  13. Hi Folks! Here is my GB entry, Revell's 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXC which i will be doing with AM decals for Pierre Closterman's aircraft, while he was in 602 (City of Glasgow) squadron in June/July 1944. I have got some masks for the canopy, Etch belts for the seat, but apart from that it will be OOTB. I've been looking for a good reason to build this kit for a while, and this GB looks to be the prefect excuse. I chose the markings as Closterman is French, and it seems apt that there is a French connection with the D-Day Landings, also 602 Squadron as they were based at Drem in East Lothian close to where i used to live. At the moment i am reading a book about the Squadron "Lions Rampant - the story of 602 Squadron" which inspired the title for my thread. TFL CHEERS, Greg
  14. Hi all My entry will be a Eduard Spitfire MK.XIe in 1:48 (84138) with a few after market items ie cockpit Wheels cannons engine ? decals I will be using Xtradecal set X48172 Using markings for MK304 Y2K Flown by Flight Lieutenant Arnold “Rosy” Roseland of 442 (RCAF) Squadron based at St. Croix Sur Mer France July 1944
  15. Spitfire Mk.IX Radiator Grilles 1:72 Eduard More than any other aircraft - at least on this side of the Atlantic - the Supermarine Spitfire has attained legendary status. The type's role in the Battle of Britain, combined with its enduring presense at air shows, have combined to ensure the Spitfire is the one combat aircraft pretty much everyone can identify. This set from Eduard is designed to fit their own superlative kit. The radiator faces fit onto the front and rear of the protruding parts on the underside of the wing, while the radiator cowlings fit over the top. The set contains enough parts for three aircraft, which seems pretty good value assuming you want to built that many spits. Review sample courtesy of
  16. Hey all, Here's my latest build, the Eduard Spitfire IXe, and what a beautiful kit it is too! I've finished this one to represent a Norwegian Air-frame from September 1945 using the very nice Vingtor Decals. The kit itself is the weekend edition boxing and came with markings for a single Czech aircraft, however I didn't fancy the scheme much and thus went with Vingtor, who supplied this rather nice scheme with Norwegian-style tail flashes and spinner. What is of note is that the Weekend edition kit in this instance lacked any sort of stencilling which to be perfectly honest wasn't a problem for me as I found it quite nice just to get the major bits on then go from there! Overall this was a fun, quick and easy build with some stunning detail coming right out of the box, to finish it off I just added some of Eduard's STEEL seatbelts. Thanks for Looking! (and sorry about the quality of the pics!! ) Sam
  17. With the Typhoon finally done its time to pick the next build. I recently listed my entire stash (who's size is a well kept secret) to ScaleMates. One of the nice things about that is I now have some statistics. It turns out the most popular kit in my stash is ..... Spitfire - 9 kits of different models. I looked up my work room stash and noticed a pair of Spitfires - a Fujimi one and an ICM. A double-build came to mind but when I open the kits and cleaned them up it became very clear that these are way too different to allow that. The Fujimi is a 80' era, ~20 so parts, very crude and simple and rumor has it it's not even 1/48. The ICM on the other parts has probably the most detailed 1/48 spitfire out there with lots of parts and options. So, it won't be a double-build but I will try to start them together and see how it goes. You can follow up on the Fujimi build here. The ICM kit is quite detailed: It's also heavily covered with mold grease. I soaked it for a while but think I need to re-do that.
  18. With the Typhoon finally done its time to pick the next build. I recently listed my entire stash (who's size is a well kept secret) to ScaleMates .One of the nice things about that is I now have some statistics. It turns out the most popular kit in my stash is ..... Spitfire - 9 kits of different models. I looked up my work room stash and noticed a pair of Spitfires - a Fujimi one and an ICM. A double-build came to mind but when I open the kits and cleaned them up it became very clear that these are way too different to allow that. The Fujimi is a 80' era, ~20 so parts, very crude and simple and rumor has it it's not even 1/48. The ICM on the other parts has probably the most detailed 1/48 spitfire out there with lots of parts and options. So, it won't be a double-build but I will try to start them together and see how it goes. You can follow up on the ICM build here.  The Fujumi is VERY simple:
  19. Finally I got around to take photos of my most recent compeleted model. I decided to build the model from the 19th Fighter Squadron mainly because I wanted to keep the yellow outlined roundels in my spares box.
  20. This is the original Airfix Spitfire Vb boxing with aftermarket decals, covered wheels, Vokes tropical filter and masking tape seatbelts. EP401 was regularly flown by FLT LT John Waddy DFC (RAAF). FLT LT Waddy scored 15 1/2 kills during the war in the western desert campaign in Nth Africa. All paints are from the Gunze range and sprayed using masking tape masks. Spitfire Vb Trop LH Front Finished_Crop by Draggie748, on Flickr Spitfire Vb Trop RH Front Finished_Crop by Draggie748, on Flickr Spitfire Vb Trop Finished Planview_Crop by Draggie748, on Flickr Spitfire Vb Trop LH Rear Finished_Crop by Draggie748, on Flickr Spitfire Vb TropUnderneath Finished_Crop by Draggie748, on Flickr
  21. Longtime reader but first time posting here, this is my first finished model in about 20 years, Airfix's Spitfire Mk.1a A01071B from 92 Squadron, France 1940 . This is also my first attempt at airbrushing, masking or varnishing anything so it was quite the learning experience for me but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out in the end, certainly better than my attempts with enamel paints and brushes all those years ago. Kit went together mostly OK but had a little trouble getting the fuselage to fit into the assembled wings, the canopy was also a poor fit, I did trim the back of the cockpit a little but still couldn't get it to fit perfectly. As I mentioned, first time airbrushing and masking, the green went on a little thick in places so you see some ridges, particularly where the line passes under decals. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to smooth this out somehow without having to respray everything so decided to leave it and just try to improve on it next time. The decals, particularly the lettering and red squares on the leading edge of the wings were a bit of a nightmare at times but I think they came out OK. In the end I decided not to attempt weathering or panel line washes on this as I just wanted to get something finished but perhaps I'll try that on my next model. Enjoyed the process a lot, nice to do something that doesn't involve a computer screen for once, now I just need to find somewhere suitably safe to put it...
  22. These two will pose a problem. Airfix engineered them in such way that they buttjoin to other two pieces. This doesn't help with alignment. I'll be building this version, solely because I want to keep the fuselage roundels with the yellow outline. I wasn't doing any WiPs because my workbench is where my notebook is usually placed, but being able to import my photos easily into Imgur and share them through their app to here solves many things. I hope I can start building it soon.
  23. 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
  24. Tamiya Mk I moded with Brigade resin Spinner, prop, exhausts and skid with Falcon canopy. the paint was Gold with a daube of green.
  25. My plan is to make a what if scenerio, where the Battle of Britain was fought in 1946, and wanted to build Airfix's Spitfire Mk.22 in 1:48 and code it DW N, as was the case with the Spitfire Mk.I from 610th Squadron at Biggin Hill. I need your help with the decals, which ones should I buy from Hannants? 1) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X48147 2) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X48032 3) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X48044 4) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X48022 Were the letters of 610th 24" or 30" in size? This sheet has both. 5) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X48028 Thanks in advance!
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