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  1. Inspiration: jumps on you out of the blue from attic recoveries and lucky junk shop finds! I know I've recently spoilt myself rotten with a multitude of Eduard early war Spitfires, but I do have a weakspot for the odd nostalgia build - revisiting those kits built as a youngster when you find them up for grabs. I got the (boxed) 1/24th Spitfire MkIa at an auction a few years back before Airfix re-released them as part of their vintage classics range. I hadn't returned to model building at the time, but it was a silly cheap price as the decals are shot, but all the parts still sealed in t
  2. In August 2020, Eduard is to release in August 2020 - just in time for the 80th Anniversary of the BoB - a new tool 1/48th Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I limited kit - ref. Source: https://www.eduard.com/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2020/info-eduard-2020-01.pdf V.P.
  3. Model 6 - Eduard ProfiPACK Kit No. 82153 - Spitfire Mk.IIa - my last build - treat this as a bit of an experiment - i added the Eduard Bressin Mk2 engine - the kit came with the etched metal detailing kits and canopy masks. this is the first time ive had a go at masking and stencilling in the invasion stripes and RAF squadron markings rather than use the decals - i'm not a purist and i'm aware that that the markings make no sense historically but hat wasnt really the point. kept the detailing kit to a minimum as well and concentrated more on the engine and paintwork. my old watercolour pencils
  4. I believe the thread hit its maximum size so was automatically locked. I have had a few PM's. If you don't like the thread don't subscribe. For those who enjoyed the melting pot...knock yourself out HERE IS THE LINK TO THE 1ST THREAD WITH LOTS OF QUESTIONS, ANSWERS and PHOTOS - START here TIP: search from Google, enter the search parameters followed by site:www.britmodeller.com
  5. This girl is ready for inspection. Pix from the process dan be found here: In the photos it looks a tad bit grainy, but it's partly a trick of the light, partly that I finished it with Mission Models gloss varnish. I won't do that again on NMF. Till next time! Keep safe and healthyy! /Torbjörn
  6. Quite a quick built, a GCII/7 "Nice" French Spitfire. What I liked: overal shape of the parts, dimensions, decals (well just the stencils were used). What I replaced: the prop (Quickboost), cannon barrels (Master), wheels (Eduard resin), the canopy - the windshield is Airfix, the rest is Eduard from their Mk.IX What I added: the rearview mirror (Tamiya Mk.Vb), seatbelts (Eduard). Paints and varnishes by Gunze, different decals I had at home.
  7. On the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, I decided to make a model of the Spitfire Mk.I. The model is an Airfix, I enjoyed doing it. Here's the picture.
  8. Eduard Spitfire Mk.XVI Weekend Edition in 1:48 scale. Markings are for an aircraft from the No. 601 Squadron, RAuxAF in 1949. The Spitfire took part in the Cooper Air Races. It was build out of the box. The build went well until i started to fight myself, featuring a bad wash which nearly ruined it and a crushed propeller by my chair during the final assembly. The prop on the kit is a resin replacement.The silver color is a metal shade from Humbrol. Despite the lack of position lights at the wing tips i am calling it done. Hope you like it. Cheers ! Bernd
  9. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc 1:72 Airfix A02108 The Spitfire hardly needs an introduction, an iconic war machine and graceful lines satisfying the technical theory that ‘If it looks right, it flies right’! With around 6000 aircraft produced across the various sites, the Mk.V was the most produced version of the 20,000+ built. Coming in to service in 1941, it incorporated many of the improvements developed in the Mk.III, however instead of using the planned Mk.XX Merlin which was in short supply, the Mk.45 with a single stage single supercharger was used as it
  10. There have been a lot of these lately so I am not going to bother with box & sprue shots, just pitch straight in...I had been thinking about this one for a while, so had a Plan. This meant starting by jumping ahead and assembling the wings and tailplanes so I could do some serious dry-fitting against the fuselage halves - it all seemed pretty good, excellent tbh with a cautionary note that a gap was possible at the wing root but very easily cured with a spreader, which in the event was not required. I decided early on that I wasn't going to fully prime this one - somehow the prim
  11. Hi all, here is my Spitfire TR9 G-CTIX (PT462) which I converted from the 1:48 ICM Mark IX kit. Critiques are obviously welcome, but don't be too harsh . This kit was just a distraction from all my school work the past few weeks so it's not perfect! Overall the kit went together well, brilliant abundance of parts from ICM. For £13 you get not only a full 1:48 Spitfire (that you can make several versions of!) with an engine, but also the ground crew with benches, ladders etc. A brilliant base kit for conversions. Here is a link to the build progress post
  12. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Eduard Spitfire IXe, built from the "Royal Class Boxing". This aircraft was flown by Maj. Vasiliy Antonovich Matsievich of 29. GIAP, in 1945. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Major Matsievich was the commander of 29. GIAP in May 1945. He started his flying career during the Russo-Finish war in 1939/1940, scoring his first two (shared) victories on an I-16. Later in the war, he flew Hurricanes, Yak-9s and the Spitfire. He scored 5 more kills: one Ju-88, one He-111
  13. Another Spitfire Mk lX in Desert Colours 145 Sqdn North Africa 1943. Had quite a few problems with this one, mainly trying to adapt the undercarriage to flight mode, the canopy not fitting well (big gap between the fuselage) and the decals breaking I think I should have taken a bit more time and care with it. I made my own stand from 3mm brass rod and a wooden plinth.
  14. Good afternoon, My first completion of 2021 is here! Talk about being a slow builder.. First of all a special mention to @Ray_W who sorted me out with replacement roundels after I buggered the originals up + all those who popped in to my WIP to help. Cheers gents! WIP here I started this late last year and thought it would be a fun idea to display with the flaps down. Duly I bought the Eduard PE flaps set and thought ‘how hard can this be eh?’. At least a month of misery ensued trying to fit the blasted things. I may use them again as they definitely a
  15. Hello fellow modellers, Here you are my Spitfile Vb trop, reproducing one of those given to Italian Co-belligerant air force in 1943-44. The kit is the excellent Airfix Spitifre mkV b recently re-issued. I just used the parts for the tropical version that are still on sprues instead of the standard ones. I've also used Tauro Model decal sheet that includes options to make Spifires, Macchi 205 and Airacobras all in italian colours. To paint the model this time I used Lifecolors Acrylics instead of my usual Tamiya and I have to say that they are not bad at all.
  16. Another one finished....... Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire Mark IIA, P7665 YT-L, of No. 65 Squadron RAF . It was shot down by Messerschmitt Bf 109s on 5 February 1941. Yes I know the rear view mirror is missing, I dropped it on the floor and I think the dog ate it!!
  17. One early morning shortly before Christmas, 1944, Flight Lieutenant John Sims Archer. an instructor at the Royal Australian Air Force Central Gunnery School at Cressy in Victoria, went aloft from the school field for a gun camera exercise flying a 'tropicalized' Mk.Vc Spitfire. A hoary veteran at twenty-four, 'Jack' Archer was distinguished as the one pilot of a Wirraway emergency fighter to have ever engaged with good result a Japanese 'Zero'. That had been a little more than two years before, over Buna. In the interim F/Lt J. S. Archer had survived one mid-air collision, and flown a P-40N
  18. Spitfire Mk.Vc Upgrade Set, Exhausts & Wheels (for Airfix kit) 1:72 Eduard The new Spitfire Vc is a great one in this scale, now Eduard are along with a few update sets for the kit Update Set (73728) This set comprises two sheets of PE, one of which is nickel-plated and painted, the other bare brass. The first item is a revamp of the kits instrument panel , this is three part affair with the front of the bulkhead below the panel all in one, and an additional part to fit on top. Still in the cockpit there are new parts for the sides, a new re
  19. Have given up on version 4 as wired internals incorrectly so started v5. I'm using airfix spitfire 1/72 mk1a as the base. First job is the wings and cutting wiring channels for the lights. Using 0.1mm flat LEDs. The ultra thin wires only need a small groove.
  20. It's been a while since I posted anything on here but as @tonyot and @bigbadbadge have given me some encouragement here goes. I've made a lot of Spitfires in the last couple of years, there are about 50 finished in my loft, three in progress, and an unknown number to be built. Anyway, this thread is about the new Spitfire Vc. I bought seven on release and have done two already. A 185 squadron one: A 91 squadron one: This one may not be an RAF one. I'm tempted by the Italian and Greek ones on the Xtradecal Vc sheet. We'
  21. Don't know if I imagined this, but I seem to recollect seeing photo etch for the tail fin aerial connection and gun-heating air vents for early mark Spits. Of course I can't find anything online now! Was I dreaming?
  22. I started these two when they were re-released last year during the first lockdown and have now completed them. They are both really nice kits to build and look just right when completed - in particular, the Spit is the most Spitfirey Spitfire I've made. They are from the box except for tape harnesses and stretched sprue aerials and are brushed with Humbrol enamel. The only issue was with the decals. At least these stuck down (unlike the Spit XIV and Hunter) but they needed very varying amounts of soaking to release them and silvered even on a Kleer base. I'm going to finally give in and
  23. Finally finished the second of my starter set Spitfires which the kids got free at an airshow some years ago. It had suffered a fair bit over the years - one of the wings had warped and the canopy and decals were long gone. The former necessitated getting hold of the Pavla resin set which has the canopy and some resin bits and bobs. Once again I've discovered that vacform canopies are not my thing - I think I did slightly better on this one than last time but still way too fiddly and time consuming for my liking. I've also been trying to get some exhaust staining using humbrol weathering p
  24. Hello guys, it's been a while since I posted anything on the forum. This is my latest Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc. It's the 1:48 Revell rebox of the Hasegawa kit. The build was uneventful, but the decals took a long time to move from the backing paper (does anyone know if leaving the decal on the wet paper for some time makes it easier to move later?)
  25. I realise this type of project is nothing new, but it’s something I’ve fancied doing for a while and has been a refreshing change and a welcome break from the usual kit bashing. The kit was an impulse purchase from Aldi whilst doing the weekly shopping and at less than a fiver for a starter kit I thought it rude to pass up on such a bargain. Anyway, after a minor amount of flash was trimmed off the sprue the airframe was airbrushed using the little paint pots supplied which were diluted with Tamiya X-20A thinners. Everything was then lacquered with Humbrol Gloss prior to applying the decals af
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