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SimonL

First completed kit in months: Airfix 1:72 Gloster Gladiator

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This was meant to be a quick out of the box build - which then sat on my bench for months. With the start of the holidays I managed to get it finished - my first completed kit since February 🥺 Completed straight from the box with the kit decals, brush painted with Tamiya acrylics. Minimal weathering as I gather they kept these aircraft very clean in the 1930’s. Thanks for looking.

 

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Very nice. Yes they were kept clean in the thirties and as those markings represent the Shuttleworth Gladiator. Clean is the most accurate.

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Lovely neat looking aircraft. Well done. Worth the wait for us. 

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Like it.

 

I could do with some of that sun too...

 

 

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11 hours ago, noelh said:

markings represent the Shuttleworth Gladiator.

Also the Markings carried by Cobber Kain while with 73 squadron.

Steve.

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3 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Also the Markings carried by Cobber Kain while with 73 squadron.

Steve.

I wasn’t aware of that Steve....and now I need one and it’s been superceded 😩

you don’t have a spare do you?😂

Tania

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30 minutes ago, F1xena said:

I wasn’t aware of that Steve....and now I need one and it’s been superceded 😩

you don’t have a spare do you?😂

Tania

No, sorry Tania, though I think from memory the Matchbox Gladiator had the same markings, you'd be welcome to those if I can find them, from the builds in the MB group build a year or so back, the decals seem to work ok after all this time with sensible precautions.

Steve.

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Many thanks for the kind comments 

On 12/19/2019 at 4:19 AM, IanC said:

Like it.

 

I could do with some of that sun too...

 

 

Not when it’s over 40 degrees C 🥵 @IanC

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Luvly!  I'm a big fan of clean aircraft, whether that's because the originals were kept that way, or because they came that way from the factory.  Could be that I'm too scared to weather my models, but I build 'em clean.  Cheers!

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