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basaez.bruno

Spitfire Mk. XIV.c (Academy 1/72)

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Hello everyone! Today I started this academy kit: 

38627242205_eb9e439651_h.jpgIMG_8722 by basco.br1, en Flickr

The kit comes with two gray sprues and a transparent one, wich allows you to have the canopy in open and closed position. The plane looks very detailed.

38627241755_77f675ef1e_h.jpgIMG_8725 by basco.br1, en Flickr

25652193288_19f5d7b841_h.jpgIMG_8726 by basco.br1, en Flickr

24655229337_767aea0595_h.jpgIMG_8728 by basco.br1, en Flickr

25652192548_796cbb6e21_h.jpgIMG_8729 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

Instrument panel:

 

38627241205_012aae368d_h.jpgIMG_8727 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

The decals.. I dont really like them, but im not going to spend on some aftermerket decals.

24655231127_ef696e3239_h.jpgIMG_8723 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

I already started on the chromate green, maybe its not the exact color but I think it made the job, I just mixed humbrol 117 with 130

 

25652191068_4a6bbbef36_h.jpgIMG_8732 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

Soon more photos!! Cheers from Chile

 

Bruno

 

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Nice going, Bruno.  The Academy Spit is a nice easy build.

 

Regards

 

Martin

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Don't go there mate, just build & enjoy it. This kit builds nicely out of the box, even though it has some accuracy issues it's a fun build & still looks a lot like a Spitfire XIV. Sometimes I think it pays not to over think these things. :unsure:

Steve

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If you look at the lower wing fron the front edge towards you, you will see what I mean, other than that as Steve says its a nice build. There may be other problems but not that shout at me so I am not worried about them.

 

Gondor

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11 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Don't go there mate, just build & enjoy it. 

Agreed. I've built two of these. They go together well and it looks great with a layer of paint. 

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Hello! somo updates, last night I drybrush the cockpit with silver paint. 

 

38832035764_dbc5e6db45_h.jpgIMG_8749 by basco.br1, en Flickr

38832036974_049126441c_h.jpgIMG_8748 by basco.br1, en Flickr

38832038924_6f748e7f89_h.jpgIMG_8745 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

And also I started assembling some parts

 

38832038384_935ab32a3c_h.jpgIMG_8746 by basco.br1, en Flickr

38832037744_50997ab9cb_h.jpgIMG_8747 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

Soon more photos! thanks for watching

 

Bruno 

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Looking good, I like your cockpit work, very nice indeed.

Steve.

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Hello! I glued the main fuselage with the wings. It was a nice fit except or the upper part of the fuselage, Not sure if I did something wrong but it looked like this:

 

39551520612_1a313624fe_h.jpgIMG_8758 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

So I add some tamiya putty to fill the gap.

39551519852_8745a1aec7_h.jpgIMG_8767 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

Here is the result after the sanding, it looks better imho. It looks like a Spitfire now

 

39551518432_cfa7bf67f0_h.jpgIMG_8771 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

The next step will be the painting process. I will use humbrol enamels and a brush (the old way).

See you soon!!

 

Bruno

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Lovely work on the pit, and it definitely looks like a Spit to me. Very nice indeed.

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I already finished the painting, it's not perfect, but I'm kinda satisfied with it. The underside was painted with humbrol 166, and the upper par with 140 and 116. The yellow edge was painted with 154, but the paint was in a bad state, so I'll have to wait to paint the blade's tip till I get a new one. 

 

39634432931_346f18a671_h.jpgIMG_8816 by basco.br1, en Flickr

24766150417_7324c6f52d_h.jpgIMG_8817 by basco.br1, en Flickr

39634432001_f4b5217de1_h.jpgIMG_8818 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

Today I added some clear cot before the decals

 

24766150027_9d33a4672e_h.jpgIMG_8819 by basco.br1, en Flickr

25763149238_b25509ebe6_h.jpgIMG_8822 by basco.br1, en Flickr

 

Have a nice day!

 

Bruno.-

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You are doing a good job there. The XIV is one of the nicest looking marks I think.

 

As others have said, it builds nicely but the basic problem is that it is too wide at the cockpit and I think the nose.

 

Here is mine posed next to the Airfix 19. Some of the errors are noticeable.

 

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Trevor

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