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Rafwaffe

Hasegawa Spitfire Mk. I 1/72

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Just make sure you burn the instructions when you are done.  Then there is no proof so therefore it must be correct.  :whistle:

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2 hours ago, modelling minion said:

done that!

And me!

Looking good all the same 👍

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a couple more layers of dark green. Hopefully only a couple more to get a nice smooth finish🤞

 

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Posted (edited)

One last shot for tonight.
Standing on her own legs and looking spitfire like.

 

Spitfire shaped

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For some reason the Battle of Britain theme started playing in my head as soon as I put her down...

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Coming along very nicely.

Funny how that theme pops into your head when looking at Hurricanes and Spitfires isn't it.

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On 7/25/2020 at 1:29 PM, modelling minion said:

Funny how that theme pops into your head when looking at Hurricanes and Spitfires isn't it.

Hmmmm 🤔 ....Thats funny I always seem to hear Tacka Tacka Tacka Tacka ! 

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Complete with (badly) hand painted canopy with freehand framing (for added authenticity. Just lacking the fingerprints of last time) Nearly done. A clear coat and some decals and she’ll be ready to take her place next to her (younger) sisters.

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The canopy looks masked, very good freehand job!

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Satin varnish down. 
(With extra sealed in fluff thanks to dropping her on the carpet🤦‍♂️

Satin varnish

 

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Fluff on paintwork was obligatory back in the day, and my completed builds always had a layer of dust on 'em anyway from hanging off the ceiling. 

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And she’s done.

It’s been a great trip down memory lane and nice to just worry about ‘does it look right’ rather than is the camo correct(😉) are all seams perfectly hidden is the paint absolutely smooth etc...whilst this has taken significantly longer to build than that first spitfire (knocked out in a couple of days in front of the tv with a tube of glue, paints and Battle of Britain on the tv) As a modeller I have to say this has been as much fun now as it was all those years ago. Thank you for the reminder that happiness can often be ‘1/72 spitfire-shaped.’ Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to strafe the cat ‘Takka takka takka takka...’

 

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The cat was suitably unimpressed, the toddler was amused and SWMBO rolled her eyes. 
 

Now I’ll give it a few years and watch Battle of Britain with the son complete with a spitfire to manoeuvre. 
 

Thank you for the support and well wishes, it hasn’t been a ‘perfect’ build but  has been perfectly imperfect and was a lot of fun!

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21 hours ago, Rafwaffe said:

 was a lot of fun!

Which was the aim of the GB, and your Spitfire and it's build have fitted the build perfectly.

Thanks for taking part.

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