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Starfix Spit in 1/72/48/56th ish!


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Set as a build challenge on ARRSE to see if I could bang out something decent for a tenner, this beauty was won on eBay for under a tenner.  Being a bit OCD, it had to be done so I did my best to make something of this kit and turned out something that is semi respectable given its scale challenges.  Anyway - here it is

 

Starfix Spit

 

and in open air!

 

Starfix Spit

 

Starfix Spit

 

Starfix Spit

 

Starfix Spit

 

Starfix Spit

 

Starfix Spit

 

Starfix Spit

 

The canopy is done now as per the first snap, and yep - the roundels are a bit big, but what the hell.  I had fun doing it and that's what its all about

 

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I can't help myself, I love looking at built Starfix kits... :D 

 

You've made an excellent job of what you started with, nice work :) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Wonderful! It would be a worthy contender for this chat -

I like the box-like cowling - might have a Napier Sabre under the hood...

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Its always interesting to see such kits built, thanks for showing it to us. Surprisingly it doesn't look as bad as I imagined (I mean the kit, not your skills :D). But that cowl, looks quite....boxy.

 

Cheers

Markus

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Must admit, I'm not familiar with the brand.

Looks like a Spitfire though - one with mild acne perhaps!  

Nicely done,  

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5 hours ago, Jackson Duvalier said:

That must be the most effort ever invested in a Starfix kit, I'll have the Guinness people come round to confirm.  🙂

I ended up spending a disproportionate amount of time on it.  The OCD is strong in this one....

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You certainly did your best to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but there's only so much that a mere mortal can do without the application of arcane magic and some promisory notes against one's soul.  Mind you don't catch yourself on those rivets! :clap2:

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So that's the legendary Starfix Spitfire. Show's what I know about Spitfires as I don't think it looks bad at all :). Great to see someone just building whatever they have just for fun and hang the rivet counters. Sometimes I really wish we could all treat the hobby as we all did back in pocket money days so well done for showing us how to just relax and enjoy our great hobby.

 

Duncan B

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1 hour ago, Duncan B said:

So that's the legendary Starfix Spitfire. Show's what I know about Spitfires as I don't think it looks bad at all :). Great to see someone just building whatever they have just for fun and hang the rivet counters. Sometimes I really wish we could all treat the hobby as we all did back in pocket money days so well done for showing us how to just relax and enjoy our great hobby.

 

Duncan B

 

Two of the more humorous snaps from the build thread

 

Starfix Spit

Starfix SeaSpit

 

Starfix Spit

 

and in the company of its namesake

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You made that look quite nice!  I'm a member of the Starfix-survival club having built their Spitfire Mk. XIV (well, that's not really what they called it, but that's what it became!).  As with yours the scale on mine varied between something like 1/46 to 1/57 depending on where you measured.

 

nicely done!

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