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Thanks Nick!

You're the second one to inform me of the same thing today! - Strange! :)

Off with 'em then! :)

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Azgaron

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I haven't done as much as I hoped, but at least I got something done! :) Now the canopy is masked and temporarily in place, and I had a go at some pre-shading!

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Painting straight lines, how hard can it be? Anyway, I guess it won't show after I got the other colors on.

:cheers:

Azgaron

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Thanks Mish!

I've started painted painting the white half of the underside! Had some problems with the airbrush making splats!

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Azgaron

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Hate to be a JMN mate, but BoB Spits would have been entirely sky underneath from what I've been told.

Black and white was a factory finish on Spits from April 1939 to June 1940, and sky/duck egg blue/eau de nil (depending on paint stocks) from 6th June 1940. Most underside schemes would have been painted up on frontline fighters fairly quickly.

Anyway, just my 2 cents worth.... It is your kit, and I must admit the b/w undersides on a Spit look really cool.

Nick

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Drat! If the moderators of this GB and everyone else isn't too nitpicky, then I'll stick with the black and white scheme! It could be a machine that had just arriwed, just before repainting!

I hope I can get a comment soon, as I haven't started on the black color yet, and I don't want to miss out on the raffle due to wrong colors!

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Azgaron

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Hate to be a JMN mate, but BoB Spits would have been entirely sky underneath from what I've been told.

Black and white was a factory finish on Spits from April 1939 to June 1940, and sky/duck egg blue/eau de nil (depending on paint stocks) from 6th June 1940. Most underside schemes would have been painted up on frontline fighters fairly quickly.

Anyway, just my 2 cents worth.... It is your kit, and I must admit the b/w undersides on a Spit look really cool.

Nick

Hi Nick,

Yor remarks on the B/W are correct. But we won't be that strickt on the matter.

As you point out yourself the B/W was used untill 6 th June 1940.So a few weeks off from the official BoB timeframe is not such a big deal.

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As it was/is Ok to do a b/w I'll continue down the path already started! :)

First I painted the white side!

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Which after about three layers of white turned out pretty good I think!

Yesterday I masked the white and painted the black side!

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After removing the masking it looked like this!

spitfire_mk1_black_and_white_paint_640x480.jpg

I hope I can get started with the top side camo today! I was told it should have sharp lines, so sharp lines it'll be! :)

:cheers:

Azgaron

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Thanks Andy and Richard!

I've been working a little on the camo, but nothing to show yet! I'm going to the hobby shop and see if I can find something that I can use to ease up the masking a bit!

Cheers,

Azgaron

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Here's some progress pics!

I don't know if the top side pre-shade did any good, but here's a pic that shows it just before the final layers of brown!

spitfire_mk1_awful_paint_640x480.jpg

Then I just masked in the general directions of the camo, making an artistic interpretation look! :)

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After that I drew freehand lines and cut out the camo. Then on with some green, and once dry I unmasked it!

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The green color turned out a bit thinner than anticipated, and I think I'll retouch it somehow! I also need to do some touch ups!

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Azgaron

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  • 10 months later...

Well, it's been quite a while since last post! :)

After some touch ups I started decalling today! :)

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Seems like the gun ports are supposed to be covered!

Tipside next! :)

Cheers,

Håkan

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