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Hi all,

Ordinarily I'm a figure painter/armour modeller but had a lockdown urge to build an aircraft; bit of a cliche I know but I chose the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire. Just wanted something quick and with nothing additional required, just something out of my comfort zone and to use skills that I don't normally use.

 

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Must admit I really enjoyed this, reminded me of the time I used to buy these decades ago with my pocket money and build them on a rainy afternoon. Pleased to say my modelling has improved somewhat since the last time I built one of these !

Got a real interest in doing a few more of these little fighters now so I will post progress as it happens.

 

Cheers

Andy

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12 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Oooooo this looks great, fab work a lovely stand.  It it powered or have you got a hairdryer on it ?

Chris

 

Thanks Chris. No such trickery, just an empty airbrush blowing on it. Although I did replace the prop shaft with brass rod/tube so it spins a bit more freely.

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2 hours ago, IanC said:

Superb! The pilot in particular looks very realistic from this angle. I'd love to see some more photos.

Thanks Ian. He is a little distorted by the thickness of the glazing but I turned the head slightly to add a little interest.

 

Few more pictures:

 

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2 minutes ago, BlueNosers352nd said:

Is it just me or is anyone else not seeing images?  I just get a gray circle, with a gray disc and a white dash in it.

No, I can't see anything either.

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It looks great and it's nice to see one on a stand with a pilot in (am I the only one that thinks he looks like Benedict Cumberpatch? 😂)

 

Duncan B

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Brilliant work!  Makes my build (same kit & decals) look extremely ordinary.

14 hours ago, Andy Evans said:

………...but I turned the head slightly to add a little interest.

I would never have thought of that - a great idea to add some extra dynamism to the build!

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Excellent job on the Spitfire! It really is a nice little kit - I've built two of them (one a very early Mk.I, the other as a Mk.II).

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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