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Beard

My endless Spitfire build - ready for 2019

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28 minutes ago, rob85 said:

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

A pound of bacon would be just what the doctor ordered.

 

29 minutes ago, rob85 said:

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 

Thanks. I'm MkV'd out at the moment so I'm going to do some Griffin Spits.

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Shame, i suppose I will have to try and finish my own models.

 

giffin spits sound good though!

 

Rob

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Very nice work indeed Simon.

You are really flying through them.

Keep up the good work.

All the best

Chris

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On 2/13/2019 at 9:47 PM, rob85 said:

Shame, i suppose I will have to try and finish my own models.

 

giffin spits sound good though!

 

Rob

I welcome unfinished kits which have suffered Cat E damage.

 

Griffin Spits are my thang at the moment.

On 2/13/2019 at 10:08 PM, bigbadbadge said:

Very nice work indeed Simon.

You are really flying through them.

Keep up the good work.

All the best

Chris

Thanks Chris.

 

On 2/15/2019 at 4:02 PM, charlie_c67 said:

Have you ever taken a photo of them all together? Really need to start making a dent on my meagre collection...

Good idea, I'll post one in due course, and you know it makes sense to make Spitfires.

 

Progress has been slow recently but both the XIV and XVI are nearly done.

2019-02-17_06-58-53

 

2019-02-17_06-59-07

 

The XIX/ XI conversion is coming along so I thought I'd start another:

2019-02-17_06-59-21

 

Thanks for looking.

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4 hours ago, Beard said:

…so I thought I'd start another

I'm going to need labels now… :shrug:

Must brush up on my Spitfire versions - oh no, wait, I can just reread this thread!

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On 2/17/2019 at 11:11 PM, CedB said:

Must brush up on my Spitfire versions - oh no, wait, I can just reread this thread!

This thread won't help you Ced, it's all over the place... I should've built the kits in mark-order.

 

The 21 had a two-stage Griffon with the new - very un-Spitfirelike - wing. 91 squadron were the first to receive them and only squadron, as far as I'm aware, to use them in WW2.

 

Anyway, here are some sprue shots.

 

20190219_143115

(Note the 22 fuselage.)

 

20190219_143127

 

20190219_143147

(21 fuselage and resin tailplanes, plus a bit of etch for the seatbelts.)

 

20190219_143211

 

I'll be doing a 91 Squadron plane and think that the codes will come from a Ventura sheet as I'm not sure about the colour of the ones AZ supply. If I can get another 21, I'll do the High-speed Silver RauxAF plane.

 

This kit is clearly short-run, heavy sprue gates and some flash

20190219_143411

 

And short-shot...

20190219_154055

 

An initial test-fit suggests that the fuselage and wings fit together fairly well. I'm about the make a start with some cutting, gluing, and painting.

 

Thanks for looking.

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Cracking work Simon, this one's a beasty, shame about the moulding flaw in the last image. 

Keep up the good work fella.

All the best

Chris

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🎶 21 today, 21 today, he's got the key of the door… 🎶

Looks a bit of a nasty molding but good start Simon :) 

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On 2/19/2019 at 6:36 PM, bigbadbadge said:

Cracking work Simon, this one's a beasty, shame about the moulding flaw in the last image. 

Keep up the good work fella.

All the best

Chris

Thanks Chris. You'll see that I've dealt with the moulding flaw.

 

On 2/20/2019 at 7:51 AM, CedB said:

🎶 21 today, 21 today, he's got the key of the door… 🎶

Looks a bit of a nasty molding but good start Simon :) 

Thanks Ced.

 

The 21 is coming together:

2019-02-22_09-52-24

 

As is the XI (I've now dealt with the gap):

2019-02-22_09-33-59

 

Thanks for looking.

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On 2/23/2019 at 6:47 PM, Cookenbacher said:

Nice work Simon, I'm especially intrigued by the XI conversion.

It's a relatively easy conversion, if you don't:

1) cut too much of the plastic away

2) break the resin rudder

 

On 2/23/2019 at 7:36 PM, bigbadbadge said:

Looking good Simon.

All the best

Chris

Thanks Chris.

 

The XIV and XVI are almost there...

2019-02-25_08-56-26

 

I'm currently filling and filing the gaps in the XI and 21.

 

Thanks for looking.

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The XVI has had a matt coat and the XIV a poster paint wash.

 

Meanwhile, the 21 is ready for paint:

2019-02-28_10-07-30

 

The more observant among you will notice I didn't use the resin tailplanes, I used spare Eduard ones.

 

The XI is nearly ready for painting:

20190228_080812

 

I had to use an AZ rudder because I broke the Freightdog one.

 

20190228_080824

 

The Freightdog radiators require the modeller to remove some plastic, here you can see I've made a start.

 

Thanks for looking.

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10 hours ago, Beard said:

 

2019-02-28_10-07-30

 

The more observant among you will notice I didn't use the resin tailplanes, I used spare Eduard ones.

Yeah spotted that straight away, I’m like a hawk 😂

 

Nice work Simon, and very swift!

 

Rob

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Nice work on the seams Simon, and the chopping of the cooler! Smart :) 

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The XIV is finished (I'll post some photographs later) and the XVI is very nearly done. Here's where I am with the XI and 21.

 

The XI is ready for a gloss coat before its' transfers:

2019-03-12_05-17-03

 

The 21 has had a coat of Colourcoats Medium Sea Grey on the underside and a coat of Colourcoats Ocean Grey on the uppersurfaces:

2019-03-12_05-17-53

 

Meanwhile, in a break from Spitfires, I'm building a Revel Corsair.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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2 hours ago, Beard said:

Meanwhile, in a break from Spitfires, I'm building a Revel Corsair.

 

 

me too as it happens. My second one. Got the FAA boxing, squared-off wingtips on a new sprue. 'Proper' grey plastic this time which is good although the multi-part wing doesn't get any easier to assemble!

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10 minutes ago, FalkeEins said:

me too as it happens. My second one. Got the FAA boxing, squared-off wingtips on a new sprue. 'Proper' grey plastic this time which is good although the multi-part wing doesn't get any easier to assemble!

I didn't have as much trouble with the wing as I had with the cowling.

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Oooooo a Corsair, nice! I like them and there strange little look! Any pictures? What scheme have you gone with? 

 

Spitfires are looking mighty fine.

 

Rob

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9 hours ago, rob85 said:

Oooooo a Corsair, nice! I like them and there strange little look! Any pictures? What scheme have you gone with? 

 

Spitfires are looking mighty fine.

 

Rob

Thanks Rob.

I'm going with a BPF one but haven't decided on the exact scheme yet and there aren't any photos I'm afraid.

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Progress has been slow because I'm currently recording a single but there has been some progress.

 

The XI has its stickers on:

2019-03-18_09-27-44

 

Whilst the XXI is nearly ready for its:

2019-03-18_09-28-00

 

Thanks for looking.

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