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Backfrom86

1 year modelling Spitfire Comparisons

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Posted (edited)

Hey all,

 

Just a quick one from me, I started modelling a year or so ago with the Airfix Starer set. I had no kit, only what was in the box. My first attempt is attached!

Roll on 1 year, I have bought some basic equipment including a basic spray gun, and practiced with about 4 builds.

 

I took a lot of time over my most recent build, the Supermarine Seafire - It is no where near 99% of the models on here, but for me it shows with some practice and basic equipment, how one can progress.

 

Pics in post below.

 

 

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Welcome to Britmodeller and I'm glad to hear that you're making progress. However, no pics are showing for me.

Here's a comprehensive guide to how to post pictures:

Good luck!

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Excellent progression in a year. Well done!

 

You clearly have the ability to develop your skills and learn from what you've done.  Keep your first model, it will always have a special place in your heart.

 

BTW, I suggest you edit your original post to remove the duff pictures and refer people down the page. The grey rectangles don't encourage a reader to carry on, which would be a shame.

 

Edited by 3DStewart

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Love how much progress you've made between the Spitfire I and the Seafire Mk 46 (?).

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Great progress. That Seafire looks great.

 

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Welcome. Two really nice models, well done. You clearly have the modelling "skill gene", but be warned, this is a very obsessive Hobby!

 

Terry

 

 

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You sure are heading in the right direction! Nice work buddy.

 

Iain

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Thanks for the kind words all! Much appreciated.

 

The Spit is brush painted, the Seafire is airbrushed with my new friend 'Mr Colour Levelling thinner' - This made a huge difference to my spray ability. Took a lot of time to begin to even have a basic grasp of using the airbrush.

 

Red arrow or Mk 4 Mustung is my next decision!

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19 hours ago, Sturmovik said:

Love how much progress you've made between the Spitfire I and the Seafire Mk 46 (?).

Looks like a Mk.XVII - 4-bladed prop vs the contra-prop unit on the Mk.46. And it has the classic elliptical wings compared to the modified wing tip shape of the Spit 21/22/24 & Seafire 45/46/47 series aircraft

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Great knowledge! It is indeed the F.XVII. I went for the 1832 Naval Air Squadron paint job, as it was quite different to the camo i have previously done.

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Great progression.  The Seafire is a cracking result.    Decal application and canopy finish really shine...

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Many thanks - again simple things like Micro Sol and Set. Plus watching masking videos on youtube for the canopy. Plus a lot of patience and im very happy with the result!

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Very well done indeed :goodjob: - if you've this far in just one year, I'm really looking forward to seeing how far you've progressed next year! :winkgrin:

 

And - as others have said - keep the first one and display it with pride - it's Genesis! :D

 

Cheers :bye:

Hans J

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That's a great progression which will only continue .Superb Seafire by the way and try and get more light on the photo's perhap's

outside as some do😄

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That is quite the progression in a year isn’t it? However your first build is nothing to be ashamed of, I wish my first builds were as good. Anyway the Seafire certainly looks the part, well finished too! Please keep posting you work, I’d love to see where you are in a year’s time.

 

 

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Great progress. Well done! Well done indeed. 

 

👍👍

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