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Hiya, Another day, another build thread! This time I'm going to be doing the new-ish Airfix Seafire. Built mainly OOB but with the Eduard photoetch set of the interior. I've already finished the cockpit and zipped her up, but I'll do better build threads from now on as I have a better setup in the cave. Not the most exciting thread in the world so far, granted, but hopefully it'll get more exciting! It is the first time using photoetch properly, and it's great and annoying in equal measures so far... It does look good though, got to say, but you just can't see it atm!! A few special guests are going to drop in on this thread as well. An Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR.7 (old mould) and an Airfix 1/72 F-86 which are from when I first got back into the hobby a couple of years ago, and ran out of mojo to finish them... Also this 1/48 Otaki Spitfire MK VIII. And what a kit this is!! I got it second hand for a few quid, but the detail externally is generally really good, and the panel line detail is wonderfully restrained! I've finished painting her. This is all done free-hand with airbrush and Tamiya acrylics. Now, the chipping is a bit over the top, I admit. The airframe I'm doing was heavily weathered, apparently, and I am using the kit as an experiment kit to practice airbrushing and chipping on, which were made using Vallejo liquid mask and a sponge. Since I did that, I've not found a single spitfire picture with this level of paint damage... Oh well, I've been using my imagination!! This is the aircraft I'll be making, albeit heavily chipped! Thanks, Val
Hi all, Been working on this one a while and I'm ready to call it done now (need to take some HQ pics at some point though! I don't really know what made me decide to build this... Probably a lack of Spitfire building plus the striking scheme. Also, almost every Seafire (inc this one) were made at Westlands, only a few mins drive from me! IMG_7604_zpsead502d5 by Ben Standen, on Flickr IMG_7603_zps6cfafd54 by Ben Standen, on Flickr IMG_7602_zpsf871cbaa by Ben Standen, on Flickr I'm going to attach some rockets firing at a later date... Ben