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Here is something from several months back, only got round to taking pics recently. Built for fun to cure a bit of spitfire/bf109 AMS, and also as a tribute to the 11 years I spent in South Africa between the ages of 7-18. Hobbyboss kit OOB, in the lesser seen SAAF markings. Just added a seatbelt decal from spares. Plane is finished in the clean and shiny 70/80's style. Think they went matt camo and a bit more low viz with the markings around the angola war? So the kit only comes with the no step in french 'Ne pas marcher' for the wings, it doesn't have the correct 'keep off/bly af' bi-lingual that the SAAF ones have. So I improvised as on the later paintjobs they have a boot with an X through it. I had something similar on a mig 21 sheet so used those. So its not entirely accurate there. Build wasn't too bad. Just tricky around the intakes and nose wheel bay, also where lower wing meets along rear fuselage. Some filling and rescribing was required. Paintjob- Primed with stynylrez. Alclad aluminium on nose. Vallejo metal color used elsewhere. Jet exhaust on the obvious, Aluminium in bays and inside of doors, Dull aluminium for u/c legs and white aluminium for drop tanks. Main colors were a compromise with my ww2 Xtracrylics stuff to get matches as close as I could to save getting new ones. So the undersides in light admiralty grey is actually RLM 76 blue in thin layers over the grey primer. Upper buff is a mix of RAF middlestone and RLM 79 sand. And the olive drab is a mix of RLM 83 dark green and RLM 81 brown violet. Hard edge masking done with maskol. Tedious but worth it. Normal varnish process to seal decals etc and a light weathering with various washes to compliment the colours (earth/black on uppers and deep grey/blue grey on lowers) All sealed in with Xtracrylics Satin. Any comments/criticism please feel free Hope you like it.
From a year and a half ago or so. Weekend e-3 kit (priller jg51 one) with superfabric belts added. AM decals. Quite a bit of work along the spine (top and bottom) to restore the rivets as they were very shallow. Also oil cooler/chin had a bad seam but think that was my fault getting the engine block in wrong and throwing things out of alignment. Primed in mr surfacer and sprayed in 02/71 over 65 with xtracrylics, masked with tamiya tape for the hard edge. 70 prop and spinner. Oil washes and some postshading for weathering. Their satin varnish at the end. Another one thats gonna be sold so thought I'd immortalise it here first... Great kits, got a load in the stash of these still to do. Hope you like it.