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Beard

My endless Spitfire build - painting a MkVI & about to start an AZ MkXIV

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Very nice Simon, smart! :) 

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While I ponder how to paint the 111 Squadron plane, I've decided to start another.

No vote this time, I'm deciding what to do.

A quick trip to the loft resulted in some candidates.

 

One of these, using the kit markings?

 

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No, I fancy a change from KP Spitfire Vs.

 

How about an Eduard VIII or IX?

 

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No, I fancy something with not too many parts.

 

How about a Sword XIV?

 

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No, I've only just recovered from the last one.

 

Something a little out of the ordinary?

 

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That's reserved for the Floatplane & Flying Boat Group Build.

 

This is unusual too...

 

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Maybe...

 

A Sword PRIV?

 

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No, I've only got one in the stash and I want to do it right.

 

A MkXII?

 

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No, I want to do my first vacform away from prying eyes.

 

An unusual scheme?

 

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Those decals look like a nightmare.

 

How about an AZ MkVIII?

 

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That's earmarked to be a MkVII.

 

This is a MkVII...

 

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No!

 

In the end, I settled on this:

 

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something comforting, like an old pair of slippers or a pint in a pub with a log fire or... well, get the idea. I'll be doing it in one the schemes in the box.

 

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I'm leaning toward the 94 Squadron one, if I can find some photographic evidence.

 

Edited by Beard
to correct spelling (stupid autocorrect).

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Oh now you're just showing off! Makes my stash of five look pathetic... very envious :) 

High altitude scheme? Nice...

I'm sort of pleased you're not doing UF-Q - it'll save all the arguments over the cowling! :mental: 

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28 minutes ago, CedB said:

 

Oh now you're just showing off! Makes my stash of five look pathetic... very envious 

 

 

My Spitfire stash is relatively modest, although what I've shown in the post isn't more than a fifth of what I have. If you're jealous, there is a solution... buy more Spitfires. 😉

 

30 minutes ago, CedB said:

I'm sort of pleased you're not doing UF-Q - it'll save all the arguments over the cowling! :mental: 

 

Arguing over aircraft colours? But we're adults... 😄

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1 hour ago, CedB said:

 

I'm sort of pleased you're not doing UF-Q - it'll save all the arguments over the cowling! :mental: 

Or clipped (Alfred Price / Revell) vs full-span (Eduard / AZ)!

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8 hours ago, malpaso said:

Or clipped (Alfred Price / Revell) vs full-span (Eduard / AZ)!

 

For all it's faults, the Revell VB has got an easy way to do clipped or full span wings.

 

6 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

What are you trying to do ? Corner the market on spitfires ? :thumbsup:

 

I'm an amateur, there are people here with many, many more Spitfires in their stash.

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I've nearly finished the Bader VA but Flickr isn't letting me copy the URL which means I can't post photographs, until I work out why.

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Oddly, I can use my iPad to share photographs from Flickr but not my Android telephone. How odd and annoying, I find the iPad very clunky (it always re-loads when I switch between Safari and the Flick app).

 

Anyway, here's the almost finished VA:

 

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(Edit) Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote.

Edited by Beard

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Very nice Simon :) 

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47 minutes ago, CedB said:

Very nice Simon :) 

 

Thank you but the canopy could be a lot better, I'll have to fill the gaps with some PVA.

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Always an issue with me. 

I've realised of late that the bit under the sliding canopy should have a bit of a gap... I've been filling that too :doh:

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Good effort so far mate!

And a nice sample of the stash too...

 

this is giving me the push to get my ones on the go again 👍🏿

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47 minutes ago, CedB said:

Always an issue with me. 

I've realised of late that the bit under the sliding canopy should have a bit of a gap... I've been filling that too :doh:

 

Your canopies are always well done and that gap is probably several scale inches.😀

 

30 minutes ago, Tony Oliver said:

Good effort so far mate!

And a nice sample of the stash too...

 

this is giving me the push to get my ones on the go again 👍🏿

 

Thanks Tony. I'm looking forward to seeing your ones restarted.

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15 hours ago, Tony Oliver said:

And a nice sample of the stash too...

Here's the rest of 1/72nd scale aircraft stash:

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I've made a start with the AZ MkIX.

 

Sprues:

 

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Note the resin cockpit part on the right-hand side... it appears that AZ forgot to include it on the sprues, although I'm sure later molds had it in plastic.

 

Some paint has been applied:

 

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Humbrol 33 for bits that are black and as an undercoat for the wheels, undercarriage and exhausts. Colourcoats Interior Grey-green for the bits that will be Grey-green. The seat has been painted with Humbrol 160.

 

Also did some glueing:

 

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I don't think I'll be doing this as MA766 because I can't find a photograph to support AZ's profile.

 

Now to sit outside and enjoy the weather.

 

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Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote on which MkVB I'll be making next.

Edited by Beard
to correct spelling and grammar

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Very nice Simon, a pint well deserved :) 

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10 minutes ago, CedB said:

Very nice Simon, a pint well deserved :) 

 

Thanks Ced (actually, I had four and am now on gins & tonic).

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Bank holiday so not a school night - enjoy!

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That's a very nice Va Simon :clap: .

I like the exhaust heat colours a lot on that one. Another very tidy Spitfire for your collection.

 

:goodjob: 

 

As for the vote; I quite like number 14. Nothing wrong with a bit of 'Sky' :).

 

For the AZ Mk IX, the 72 Sqn with red spinner and 'PAT' looks rather spiffing :thumbsup2: 

 

Best regards

TonyT

 

 

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Thanks Tony, your vote has been recorded.

I quite fancy the 72 squadron Spitfire but I really wanted to make a MkIX in a different scheme (I already have one in the Desert scheme) but my searches for MkIXs in the HA scheme have proved fruitless... maybe a post in the WWII section might help.

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A Because I can't be bothered to travel to Dover (where the nearest supplier of Tamiya paint is) or until I can, I've made a start with the painting of the VB using Humbrol 33.

 

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If nothing else, it'll serve as an undercoat.

 

Thanks for looking.

Edited by Beard
to correct spelling.

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Good lookin' one Simon !

A relatively modest Spitfire stash Hum^_^ !

I'll came to see you from time to time.

Once again, impressive Spit collection !

Sincerely.

CC

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Looks good to me Simon.

I like H33 actually... Tamiya Flat Black goes on well but it is very, er, flat. With the Humbrol you seem to get some variation and, as long as it's not a grainy pot (which needs to be thrown away) I keep mine for 'special' :)

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