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tonyot

I`m In- Post War Dutch Mitchell Mk.II- Airfix 1/72nd,..FINISHED!

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Hiya Folks,

             I`m in with the new 1/72nd scale Airfix kit,..... built as an aircraft of 320 NAS, Royal Dutch Navy!

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I`ll be using Flevo decals;

 

I`ll be using Flevo Decals;Image result for mitchell dutch navy

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And here are some real Dutch Navy Mitchell`s;

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41300765221_5c53dfd679_z.jpg7fac3a673b5174486e80273712dffa56953ec44b62665cb9fd42a65ccc70b84d by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27428401898_e6d61c7d6a_z.jpg38c490460086cc1251167438823b9f79cb408a7bb6884d138759e52f766de40a (1) by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

41345962001_b609472914.jpgc1989188a4572b6f2f0b0a1d278740e08666186a7e1c54f750a8b3a60c0373cc by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41345962381_146d51f38c.jpg6d43a910a49224e493dbb37235ec81c4d15941766516f41cb057d4337f15ce58 (1) by Tony OToole, on Flickr

And the survivor, which was on display for years in the woods at the War and Resistance Museum, with old style orange triangle markings added;

26474639017_9d3ce4d3a6_b.jpg1065021-large by Tony OToole, on Flickr

The above aircraft is now indoors and restored wearing wartime 320 Sqn colours and markings.

 

 

Cheers,

         Tony

 

 

 

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Hi Tony

 

Welcome aboard, nice looking forward to seeing this.

 

Simon

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Cheers Simon,......but I seem to have hit a snag! I know that I bought the decal sheet,.... but can only find the 1/48th version so far,....... so watch this space!

 

Tony

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On 29/03/2018 at 3:07 PM, tonyot said:

Cheers Simon,......but I seem to have hit a snag! I know that I bought the decal sheet,.... but can only find the 1/48th version so far,....... so watch this space!

 

Tony

That’s not good, hopefully they will turn up!!

 

I don’t have any decals yet!! Will be ordering some generic roundals this week.

 

simon

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That's a rather attractive scheme on an already quite purposeful design. Look forward to seeing it coming together (when you've found the decals..!)

 

Will

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Hiya Folks,

             Well I couldn`t find the sheet that I had bought,...... but I do have a very old Dutch Decals sheet which includes a Dutch Navy Mitchell,...... every time I have used these older sheets in the past they have silvered like mad,...... so we shall see! I`ll be using Dutch national markings from the spares box and might end up finding them all from there yet!

 

Anyway,.....here are the sprues,..... ready to start work;

41299150131_1171928a2e_k.jpgDSCF2821 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

And this is what Fudge the dog thinks of me starting yet another model!,.... not impressed;

26427028277_a123c79e3d_k.jpgDSCF2820 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

This will be my 2nd Airfix Mitchell,..... as I have just finished my first one;

40402996545_2b4104de69_z.jpgDSCF2842 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

I`m just starting to paint the interiors etc tonight,

 

Cheers for now,

                      Tony

 

 

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Great kit Tony, Is there a link to your RAF Mitchell ?

 

Cheerio,

Joseph

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30 minutes ago, beppe said:

Great kit Tony, Is there a link to your RAF Mitchell ?

 

Cheerio,

Joseph

Thanks Joseph,

                     Here is a link to my RAF Mitchell;

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235036450-172nd-airfix-mitchell-mkii-98-sqn-raf-dunsfold-1944/

 

Cheers

         Tony

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Hiya Folks,...... construction got underway this morning following last nights pre painting;

 

This is the interior assembled, straight from the box, it was painted using Humbrol 156 Interior Green enamel as the base colour;

 27446335648_e7e9b83916_k.jpgDSCF2846 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27446334718_8ac88a3b89_k.jpgDSCF2848 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Here are the fuselage sides with the clear waist sections fitted;

40605167184_732a66f89c_k.jpgDSCF2847 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

The wings and tailplane have been assembled and left aside for now;

40605166294_55c1e13e68_k.jpgDSCF2849 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

The other pre painted parts from yesterdays mammoth painting session;

40422916125_8b1b86e3a3_k.jpgDSCF2850 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Lead was fitted into the nose,....but it wasn`t enough so more was fitted later into the engine nacelles too,.....making it a heavy model,...I just hope that the soft plastic of the undercarriage legs can cope!;

39509100690_ab4a683d21_k.jpgDSCF2853 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Here are some of the decals that I have located so far,....including the Dutch Decals sheet which doesn`t include national markings! I`m hoping that these will not silver like sheets of a similar vintage from the same manufacturer have done;

27446332348_ce8e2f45fa_k.jpgDSCF2856 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Back to the tea tray,.....here is the basic airframe with tail fitted and wings ready to fit;

40422915445_46158da9d4_k.jpgDSCF2854 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Wings on (for now,....I`m going to leave them off until after painting this time);

27446331758_648e03632d_k.jpgDSCF2858 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

When building the engines take care to follow the instructions,.....it was much easier the second time after learning this lesson the hard way with my first model! The individual exhaust stacks are quite fiddly so beware of losing any;

40605163154_659b47eca8_k.jpgDSCF2859 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Airframe assembled,......I have yet to attach the canopy with its integral fuselage section,.......beware though as this transparent part is very thin and can be easily cracked or split with the minimum of pressure. This is as far as I`ve got today, leaving it overnight to dry now;

40422914005_b7a08a8077_k.jpgDSCF2863 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Cheers for now,

                      Tony

 

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For my 40th Birthday (in 2010!) lovely missus arranged for me to fly in a Mitchell during a fantastic holiday to the Florida, but unfortunately the aircraft went u/s with a knackered engine so the flight never happened,..... but the lovely people at the Kissimmi Air Museum/ Warbird Adventures arranged a guided tour of the aircraft as a consolation and here are some pics;

27446919818_d0b9f3fd85_k.jpgDSCF0074 by Tony OToole, on Flickr 

40605672834_91c730422f_k.jpgDSCF0060 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27446920688_5248227b41_k.jpgDSCF0073 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40423462125_29ea85a808_k.jpgDSCF0061 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

41319226761_781dcc0381_k.jpgDSCF0072 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40423425995_b1cd387dff_k.jpgDSCF0089 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40423426825_9858c63e8a_k.jpgDSCF0087 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40605668264_c59bb5157d_k.jpgDSCF0088 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40605667664_1ea48ab37c_k.jpgDSCF0090 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40423460035_082c0764bf_k.jpgDSCF0075 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27446899248_9a1984d224_k.jpgDSCF0063 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

My son Rob found his own mode of transport,....time flies,.....he is now all grown up and away at university!;

40605669334_15291acdf7_k.jpgDSCF0070 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

 

And here is another Florida resident at the Valiant Air Command museum, on the way to Cape Kennedy;

40423424545_166948468f_k.jpgDSCF0424 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

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And back to the model,...... here it is all sanded and with a touch of filler added to the seam lines `just in case'. 

40450490545_1066dff3f8_k.jpgDSCF2866 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

Time to start painting it now and I`ll add a coat of Sky to the undersids tonight before heading off to the pub for the Regimental Association monthly meeting, for a few pints with the lads!

Cheers

         Tony

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Love this project Tony, the fun part of it is that the one pictured with the triangles is also the very same aircraft that Airfix scanned!

An advise on those decals usage is to keep your surface smooth and gloss enough and use decalsoftener..

I had no problems with these dutch decals of that vintage..they respond very well on Revell softener!

 

Cheers, Jan

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wowser, I go on a small break come back and your halfway through!!!

 

Great work Tony as always and the RAF Mitchell is stunning.

 

Hopefully I will get a start on mine this week

 

 

Simon

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Cheers Fella`s,..... here is another quick update!

 

Having painted the undersides Sky I masked off the demarcation lines and applied Pactra Extra Dark Sea Grey acrylic;

 

1st coat;

41391893801_9255664117_k.jpgDSCF2869 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

2nd coat;

40677706874_fb5ba50f28_k.jpgDSCF2875 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Hopefully another coat or two and it should be ready to have the black de icer boots masked and painted,

 

Cheers

          Tony

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Cheers MM!!

 

Right,.... another quick update.....

 

Final coat of EDSG applied, then the black de icer boots were masked off and painted;

27539637188_f58c8667e6_k.jpgDSCF2879 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Tape removed;

40515148405_2d05871c66_k.jpgDSCF2880 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

And gloss varnish applied;

27539636238_f559d6c813_k.jpgDSCF2881 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

40515147775_689ef5146a_k.jpgDSCF2882 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Hopefully the decals will go on tomorrow,... and that there will be no problems!,

Cheers

           Tony

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Hiya Folks,

               Another quick update,...... the decals are on,.....fingers crossed that the Dutch Decals numbers don`t silver and that the old Frog Neptune wing roundels don`t lift up!

26633434797_be0a2a3780_k.jpgDSCF2909 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

27632286528_52090af8f7_k.jpgDSCF2907 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

DSCF2909 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

Cheers

          Tony

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On 3/28/2018 at 21:36, tonyot said:

Hiya Folks,

             I`m in with the new 1/72nd scale Airfix kit,..... built as an aircraft of 320 NAS, Royal Dutch Navy!

I`ll be using Flevo decals;

`ll be using Flevo Decals;

 

 

And the survivor, which was on display for years in the woods at the War and Resistance Museum, with old style orange triangle markings added;

26474639017_9d3ce4d3a6_b.jpg1065021-large by Tony OToole, on Flickr

The above aircraft is now indoors and restored wearing wartime 320 Sqn colours and markings.

 

 

Cheers,

         Tony

 

 

 

I remember seeing this one back in 1970 . I was on my ATC camp at Bruggen and during the week they took us out and into Holland to Overloon. There was a Spitfire Xi there too which is now with Hangar 111 collection at North Weald. 

Got a tiny picture of them both somewhere.

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Thats a really nice scheme Tony, hopefully the decals will behave themselves

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That looks like a nice model, I may have to invest in the RAF one (it can live with my Italeri and Hasegawa ones), and it's an interesting scheme you're doing.

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Cheers Fella`s,......... well unfortunately the Dutch Decals didn`t play ball after all and silvered terribly,..... as did the old Frog Neptune markings on the wings! So,.... I`ve spent a few hours trying to cut the silvered sections away and then repainting the areas of paintwork which were affected,..... something I could have done without. Then I`ve added some satin varnish followed by a watercolour wash,.... as seen here;

39734992920_f0a8995a16_k.jpgDSCF2914 by Tony OToole, on Flickr

 

Next job is to remove the excess and see how it looks,...... it feels like a bit of an out of control disaster this one,....hopefully I can pull it out of the fire!

 

Cheers,

           Tony

        

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