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Beard

My endless Spitfire build - ready for 2019

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10 hours ago, Sturmovik said:

I remember I got bored of the Fw 190 after my fifth build.

Even one is too many.

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This is some cracking work Simon (castle Bromwich). Hope all is well your end! I’m looking forward to seeing the Seafires finished

 

Rob

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9 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

You're one of the good ones Simon.

Some right so-and-so's liked Spitfires too...

8 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Hello Simon !

Ah Seafires at least...

Great idea !! Différents color schemes !!

Now if you prefer Spitfire, feel free to call them hooked Spitfires :cheers:

Nice to see your production line back in the arena !!

Sincerely.

CC

Apart from the later, Griffin Seafires, I'd say Seafires and Spitfires were the same aircraft.

7 hours ago, Procopius said:

Even one is too many.

You've made the Eduard one then.

3 hours ago, rob85 said:

This is some cracking work Simon (castle Bromwich). Hope all is well your end! I’m looking forward to seeing the Seafires finished

 

Rob

Thanks Rob. I hope all is well with you to.

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I've been writing and recording an EP over the last couple of weeks so not an awful lot.of modelling has been done but I've got the Seafire ready for its transfers:

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and the Sword XIV I mentioned earlier, is nearly ready for painting:

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I used Master barrels because I lost patience trying the trim the supplied parts to fit - incidentally, did Sword actually do a test-build of this kit before release? Because it's a pig of a kit.

 

Thanks for looking.

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Hi Simon. 

Good to see you back on the Spits again and a Seafire too. That's great. Cracking work fella they look splendid.

All the best

Chris

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Started putting transfers on the Seafire:

2019-01-28_08-41-07

 

I really like Freightdog transfers; they're glossy, in-register, and settle down easily.

 

Meanwhile, the XIV has a first coat of paint but had no photographs taken.

 

Thanks for looking.

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While the canopy dries on the Seafire, I've got the XIVe ready for its Dark Green.

2019-01-30_05-21-01

 

Thanks for looking.

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Nice work on the many (two piece cowling, wing roots, wing tips) difficult seams on this kit Simon.

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Seconded! :) 

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On 1/30/2019 at 7:41 PM, Cookenbacher said:

Nice work on the many (two piece cowling, wing roots, wing tips) difficult seams on this kit Simon.

 

12 hours ago, CedB said:

Seconded! :) 

Thanks gentlemen.

 

While the glue on the Seafire's undercarriage dries, I've given the XIV a coat of Colourcoats Dark Green:

2019-01-31_07-44-52

 

I think it'll need a light sanding before the next coat.

 

Thanks for looking.

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The Seafire is virtually done

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and the painting of the XIV is nearly done

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so I've decided to start another

2019-02-03_04-59-18

 

Thanks for looking.

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As the Freightdog/ KP Seafire only needs it's pitot tube painted and a matt coat on its underside, the Sword XIV has had a gloss coat prior to getting its transfers and the AZ IX about to be assembled, I thought I'd start another.

 

This:

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with this

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here are the bits freed from their bag

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While they're soaking in some soapy water, I've cut some plastic and used this...

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to get this:

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I have made one of these before and I really ought to finish it

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Thanks for looking.

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Another! The man’s a machine...

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That's some dab work with the cutting, Beard, that's my greatest modelling fear.

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40 minutes ago, CedB said:

Another! The man’s a machine...

 

29 minutes ago, Procopius said:

That's some dab work with the cutting, Beard, that's my greatest modelling fear.

All you you need is a pair of sprue cutters, a scalpel, a SRHC file, and to remember that there's nothing to fear except fear itself.

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Some glue, some paint and I have something that resembles a Spitfire...

2019-02-05_09-04-15

 

I've found that I've run out of several essential paint colours so progress may be slow until my order from Sovereign Hobbies arrives.

 

Thanks for looking.

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On 2/4/2019 at 7:38 PM, Beard said:

 I thought I'd start another.

 

here are the bits freed from their bag

 

..another what ? looks like a PR 11 (or something..) to those of us who don't know our Spitfires from our elbows ...what/who's bits are those ?

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45 minutes ago, FalkeEins said:

..another what ? looks like a PR 11 (or something..) to those of us who don't know our Spitfires from our elbows ...what/who's bits are those ?

It's an Airfix XIX with the Freightdog XI conversion kit.

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I picked up a parcel from the Post Office today, I wonder what's inside?

 

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2 hours ago, johnd said:

Bag of chips.

In a plastic bag, from the Post Office?

48 minutes ago, Cookenbacher said:

Pound of bacon?

 

or

 

Colourcoats?

We have a winner!

20190213_125317

 

Work has re-started.

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12 minutes ago, Beard said:

In a plastic bag, from the Post Office?

Quarantined chips.

 

And Colourcoats.

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The XIV has had all its transfers applied and the XVI is ready for a gloss coat.

2019-02-13_07-42-43

 

Thanks for looking.

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1 hour ago, Beard said:

In a plastic bag, from the Post Office?

We have a winner!

20190213_125317

 

Work has re-started.

I was really hoping it was a pound of bacon, just for the laugh.

 

spitfires are looking good! You really are flying through them at an alarming rate.... can you squeeze in 4 mk vb’s, vc and a mk ix? Asking for a friend

 

Rob

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