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Brad

TuAF Spitfire Vb Trop *Completed*

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Turkey flew quite a few Spitfires, during and post WW2. When their MK V's were withdrawn from front line duties and replaced with Thunderbolts and later model Spitfires, some Mk V's found their way to the Turkish Central Flying School, or Hava Okulu from about 1948 onwards.

 

I'll be using the Tamiya kit with decals from Blackbird Models.

 

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We need a 'wow' emote. Good to see something familiar yet different in the GB. If you get time, a T.9 might make an interesting companion (hint hint ;) )

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Interesting and unusual take on a familiar subject Brad :speak_cool:

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A small start over the weekend that was filled with much cricket and drinking. The interior will look fine under the closed canopy.

 

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The wings are a nice tight fit.

 

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....and here's where I screw up a Tamiya kit. The peg holding the wing level to the fuselage slipped during the night and pushed the wing inset into the fuselage. You can see here I have had to run a knife along the edge and pop it out, otherwise I'd have been left with a huge step. Fortunately my ineptitude in clamping was only out done by my ineptitude in gluing it together as it popped out pretty easy.

 

A little super glue and rescribing should fix this.

 

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Oops. Looks to be going well for you otherwise though.

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Still building. Fit is pretty good as you would expect.

 

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Checking for faults with some silver paint.

 

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Canopy masking and gluing is a little fiddly, but I think I got it all lined up. Green has also been painted first over it.

 

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Prop and spinner finished and some Azure blue applied to the bottom. Instructions say "sky" but the profile is clearly blue, so I went with the blue I had.

 

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More paint. Masked up and sprayed the middle stone this morning.

 

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With the weather hitting 38C today, the paint was rock hard by this evening, so I masked up and sprayed the dark earth.

 

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Your build comes along nicely with some great paint work :clap2:

Cheers, Peter

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Swift and tidy progress Brad :thumbsup:

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Nearly there. Gloss and decals are on. The BlackBird decals go down nicely. Just working on the wash today, which is drying nice and quickly in the heat.

 

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Doneski. It's a nice little kit and the decals worked well. I grubbied it up nicely as I like a nice dirty bird. Thanks for looking.

 

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Congratulations on your colourful and unusual model Brad

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Very nice Brad, you knocked it up pretty quickly with a great finish!

 

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Looks great Like the Turkish Markings 

Martin H

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