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Special Hobby 1/72 Supermarine Seafire Mk.45


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Typical Special Hobby fare with this one.

A fair bit of care, attention, dry fitting and sanding and it goes together well.

 

WIP Here.

 

Primed with.

Tamiya Neutral Grey.

Painted with.

Colourcoats Interior Grey Green, Extra Dark Sea Grey, Sky S Type, FAA/RAF Red andFAA/RAF Yellow.

Tamiya Flat Aluminium, Rubber Black, Nato Black, Khaki, Italian Red, Clear Red, Clear Green and Clear Yellow.

 

Washed with Flory Dark Dirt, Citadel Nuln Oil, Seraphim Sepia and a mix of Windsor and Newton Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna thinned with Lighter fluid.

 

Finished with Windsor & Newton Galeria Satin and Gloss Varnishes.

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers,

Alistair

 

 

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15 minutes ago, John Laidlaw said:

That's a cracker there, Alistair! Nice variations on the standard camouflage pattern too, so it's eye catching. Lovely, as usual.

Thanks very much John,

Most kind of you.

There's something about EDSG over Sky that always looks good.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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15 minutes ago, Galligraphics said:

Lovely job, Ali :clap2:

Thanks very much. That is too kind of you.

 

14 minutes ago, Dave Slowbuild said:

Lovely job Alistair!

I’m right with you on EDSG and Sky, a great combo!

Many thanks,

It is a lovely combination.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Congrats Alistair....:clap:

Now, I'm wired to find a way to make a 45 too, but in barbarian's scale....

Nicely done Sir !!

Why are they all putting new weird ideas in my already distorted mind ??? :rofl2::rofl2:

Sincerely.

CC

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12 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

Congrats Alistair....:clap:

Now, I'm wired to find a way to make a 45 too, but in barbarian's scale....

Nicely done Sir !!

Why are they all putting new weird ideas in my already distorted mind ??? :rofl2::rofl2:

Sincerely.

CC

Thanks Very much CC.

Don't you have enough on the go at the moment? ;)

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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1 hour ago, Dr. Quack said:

A beautiful aircraft in a beautiful scheme, beautifully rendered. Nice one!

Q

 

Thanks so much Q.

 

1 hour ago, bigbadbadge said:

Looks fantastic Alistair,  you can imagine all that Griffon power.

Great work.

Chris

Thanks Chris, most kind.

 

48 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

Let me join the consensus as to how good that looks in that scheme & how well you've pulled it together. A Cracking job indeed. 👍

Thanks Steve.

That is very kind.

 

25 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

Lovely!

 

It's a bit strange to see such a late Spitfire without a bubble canopy, unless it's a PR XIX of course.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Thanks Adrian.

You made me go back and check the instructions and some pictures just to make sure I hadn't stuffed it up. :D

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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Alistair,

 

You have achieved a lovely crisp finish on this most brutish of Seafires - beautiful work!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

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Excellent job on that Seafire! Reminds me I have an old Admiral kit lurking about somewhere (probably within reaching distance of where I'm typing this but buried under other kit boxes).

 

Regards,

 

Jason

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9 hours ago, Dunny said:

Alistair,

 

You have achieved a lovely crisp finish on this most brutish of Seafires - beautiful work!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger

Thanks Roger,

Tamiya curvy tape. A cure for all ills. ;)

 

8 hours ago, Learstang said:

Excellent job on that Seafire! Reminds me I have an old Admiral kit lurking about somewhere (probably within reaching distance of where I'm typing this but buried under other kit boxes).

 

Regards,

 

Jason

Thanks so much Jason.

Ah so I'm not the only one.  :whistle:

 

8 hours ago, billn53 said:

Beautiful result there! I’m glad to have to build one of these some day, and when I do, I want it to look just like that!

Thanks very much.

That is most kind.

 

7 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

Excellent build from a difficult kit Alistair!

Thanks very much Cookie.

I was given some sage advice about Special Hobby kits. Treat them like a vacform and it'll go together.

I am not talented or skillful enough to build a vacform or an injection moulded kit, for that matter, but the dry fit, light sand and repeat seems to work.

 

2 hours ago, Dave Klaatu said:

That's a really nice build!

Many thanks.

That is extremely kind of you.

 

Cheers,

Alistair

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