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PlaStix

Mk.Vb Supermarine Spitfire - 1/72 Tamiya - Edgar Brooks Tribute STGB - 23/05/16 Some B&W photos added

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Mk.Vb Supermarine Spitfire


EN821 from No. 243 Squadron, Fighter Command


Kit: 1/72 Tamiya (No.56)


Extras: Eduard Photo-etch Zoom Set SS213 and EZ LIne


Paints: Humbrol, Revell and Citadel acrylics all applied by brush


WIP: Here



This Spitfire was built as part of the Edgar Brooks Tribute - Single Type Group Build. It was a thoroughly enjoyable build in a great GB. This kit was superb to make and, although the PE was a lot more fiddly in this scale, it does really add to the overall look of the cockpit. The kit doesn't come with an open canopy section so I had to do some careful work with an Exacto Saw!



Photographs taken, as usual, on my Spitfire display base:


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One from below:


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......and one from above:


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A while back I built the 1/48 Tamiya version of this kit so I took a few photos of the two of the together:


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23/05/16 - Some black and white versions:


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Comments and Suggestions welcome.



Kind regards,



Stix





'For Edgar'



Edited by PlaStix

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Outstanding build, I'll repeat what I said a dozen times along the WIP thread: it looks at least 1/48. In fact, if it weren't for the pictures with her bigger sister, I still wouldn't believe she's in 1/72! :yikes:

:mike:

Ciao

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Outstanding build, I'll repeat what I said a dozen times along the WIP thread: it looks at least 1/48. In fact, if it weren't for the pictures with her bigger sister, I still wouldn't believe she's in 1/72! :yikes:

Ciao

Thank you Giemme - you are way too kind.

Kind regards,

Stix

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A great build stix. Edgar would have loved it.

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Thank you Fea. That's very kind of you to say.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Brilliant build, outstanding painting skills.

Congrats!

JR

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Thank you very much JR. You are very kind. :cheers:

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Lovely job. You now how to make a man green with envy.

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Lovely job. You now how to make a man green with envy.

Hi Bodmin and thank you. I don't know why you would be green with envy - your builds are brilliant - your current 1/24 Spitfire is looking excellent! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Thank you very much lyn.

Kind regards,

Stix

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:thumbsup::thumbsup: Another superb build Stix. Very nice indeed!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thank you very much Nigel. I really enjoyed building this kit.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Stunning work stix, seeing the two together really demonstrates how well you have done to match the quality and detail of the 1/48 kit in 1/72!

Rob

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Excellent work Stix and so lifelike in such a small scale!! It is very hard to tell the difference between the two scales in your 'side-by-side' photos and I would have totally believed you if you'd said it was 1:48 from the beginning?!

I can't believe that - very well done indeed!! :Tasty: :tasty: :thumbsup:

This inspires me to crack on and get some more done to my Tamiya 1:32 Spitfire Mk. IXc which has been stalled for a little while!! :thumbsup:

Kev :)

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A lovely build and a great tribute to Mr. spitfire, Stix :)

Cheers Woody! Thank you.

All i can do is second what giemme say's,the detail for 1:72nd is phenominal Stix :goodjob: ...

Thank you very much Vince, you are very kind.

Oooh, missed this. That is a superb brush painted finish!

Thank you very much too Foghorn! :cheers:

Stunning work stix, seeing the two together really demonstrates how well you have done to match the quality and detail of the 1/48 kit in 1/72!

Rob

Thank you very much Rob but a lot of the credit should go to Tamiya - they got some really lovely detail into their 1/72 version.

Excellent work Stix and so lifelike in such a small scale!! It is very hard to tell the difference between the two scales in your 'side-by-side' photos and I would have totally believed you if you'd said it was 1:48 from the beginning?!

I can't believe that - very well done indeed!! :Tasty: :tasty: :thumbsup:

This inspires me to crack on and get some more done to my Tamiya 1:32 Spitfire Mk. IXc which has been stalled for a little while!! :thumbsup:

Kev :)

Hi Kev. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. I've just been checking out your Spitfire build and WOW! - you should definately get it back underway again - it was looking phenomenal when last seen.

Thank you all for taking the time to comment.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Hi Kev. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. I've just been checking out your Spitfire build and WOW! - you should definitely get it back underway again - it was looking phenomenal when last seen.

Kind regards,

Stix

Hello Stix,

No worries, I fully intend to get back on it in the very near future, as I finally have some reference material to work with on the firewall details, which was holding my progress up somewhat? Thanks to the generosity of the members on this fantastic forum however, that block has now finally been removed, so it's full steam ahead - just as soon as I can find some modelling time!! Thanks for the nice comments about my work Stix, greatly appreciated!!

Watch this space!! :coolio::thumbsup:

Kev :)

Edited by Mr Modeller

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Hello Stix,

No worries, I fully intend to get back on it in the very near future, as I finally have some reference material to work with on the firewall details, which was holding my progress up somewhat? Thanks to the generosity of the members on this fantastic forum however, that block has now finally been removed, so it's full steam ahead - just as soon as I can find some modelling time!! Thanks for the nice comments about my work Stix, greatly appreciated!!

Watch this space!! :coolio::thumbsup:

Kev :)

That's good news Kev that it will be underway again soon. :thumbsup:

Great finish Stix.

Thank you Mark.

Kind regards,

Stix

Edited by PlaStix

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A lovely build!

Oliver

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A lovely build!

Oliver

Thank you very much Oliver.

Kind regards,

Stix

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As I usually do - I have added some B&W versions of the photos to the first post.

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Kind regards,

Stix

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