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Cloudman1961

Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Mk1

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The engine bulkhead needed some work. The early mark Ia didn't have the header tank on the bulkhead so that needed to be removed. I also added three ribs.

 

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Quite magnificent with this build there Cloudman1961. I'm taking many notes to progress with the 2 I have. Keep them coming.

 

Ron VanDerwarker

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On 12/6/2018 at 11:09 AM, caterhamnut said:

Looking at the start of your thread, I think you have a much bigger challenge than me! My wings were certainly not suffering like yours are, and judging by the white moulding in your pic, mine looks like it was 're-freshed'! Good luck :)

Hi caterhamnut, would you mind telling me what you did for the fuel filler cap? As you know there isn’t one included with the kit.

 

Dave

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18 hours ago, Cloudman1961 said:

Hi caterhamnut, would you mind telling me what you did for the fuel filler cap? As you know there isn’t one included with the kit.

 

Dave

Hi Dave - 'pulley face' detail PE sheet, as below...

 

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I painted the underside in Mr Hobby Sky H74. I left this to go off for several hours and then I get the Montex masks out - couldn't help myself - and painted the underwing roundels.

 

The Mask consists of an outer circular template with three concentric rings.

 

First I positioned the outer circle and painted the whole area white so that I'd have a white undercoat for the other rings.

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Next step was to place the middle circle masking the white ring. First I positioned the outer ring and then the middle ring inside it, then removed the outer ring again. Then I taped over the centre.

 

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Roundel Blue paint for the outer ring - 95% Tamiya XF8/5% Tamiya XF1

 

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Then Roundel Red Centre - 75% Tamiya XF7/25% XF68

 

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Looking great and making excellent progress. Outstanding on the shading. Wonderful subject.

 

Ron VanDerwarker

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Suddenly I'm moving forward a bit more quickly with painting.

 

Underside...

 

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Camouflage, using Mr Hobby acrylics and Pmask type A camouflage mask...

 

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Roundels and squadron markings using Montex masks

 

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Looking great, I did an oob of this a few years ago and still get shivers from some of the fit issues 

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Hi Everyone,

 

This weeks update on progress on my Airfix 1/24 scale Spitfire Mk1.

 

The intention is to display the model being maintained, but I want to share some photos in 'complete' condition before I start removing the engine covers and access panels.

 

There's a few little things to complete - for example I don't want to fix the antenna mast and cable until I've stopped messing about with the underside (which is why it looks a bit odd in the photos!).

 

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Hope you like it...

 

 

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13 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Very nice, and we'll forgive you for leaving the flaps down as it's for maintenance.

 

John

 

Thanks John, very kind of you!😉

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