1/48 Spitfire F Mk.22 607 Sqdn - Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks GB

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  1. ozhawk40

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    #1 ozhawk40, Jul 8, 2012
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    First name: Peter
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    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Eduard
    Model Type: Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.22 probably PK559
    Details: No 607 (County of Durham) Squadron RauxAF - Cooper Trophy Air Race 1948
    Aircraft Assignment: TBD
    Accessories: Masks, Resin, and Etch all in the box!
    Decals: Eduard​


    Take 2 on this one. I didn't get too far on the first go, so with the judges permission granted (thanks judges!), I'll attempt to finish this one in this GB. I've not taken up tools since late March so I'm a little rusty truth be told. I've spend some time travelling (the US) and dealing with another job at work, which is pinching some of my spare time, but most of all I've been on a 'get fit' regime. I'll apologize now for slow progress, but hopefully this one will be done for closing.

    So where was I? Here's the pics.

    Completed the re-scribing for the re-positioned radio hatch.
     

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    Better late than never Peter. Glad you're aboard!
     
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    Another spit! Excellent!
     
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    Nicely done Peter, and I'm looking forward to seeing this one completed, as that was my 'local' Squadron where I grew up. Fancied doing mine in their colours, but going for my 'adopted' area's Sqn, 'City of Manchester'.
     
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    Hope you can get some good hours in on this build Peter.
     
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    good stuff Peter
     
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    'Bout time Peter...:D :thumbright:
     
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    Look forward to seeing your progress.

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    This one almost slipped under the radar. Very nice choice Peter hope you get a good clean run on this one.
     
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    Looking forward to your build Peter.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Here's this week progress.

    Pic 1
    Airfix kit. Flash is negligible for the most part, but this sprue with the prop parts seems to be bad.

    Pic 2
    Turning the sprue over reveals the back of the props, each one with a sink mark that will need to be fixed.

    Pic 3
    Painted the ID lights for the bottom of the fuselage.

    Pic 4
    Sprayed the interior of the wheel bays interior grey green. This is the Eduard call out, and from what I understand that the later marks were painted this colour here, rather than aluminium of the earlier marks.

    Pic 5
    Wings joined, and a great fit too!

    Pic 6
    Also joined was the fuselage halves. Before joining, I scraped off all the side wall details, ready for the resin cockpit. Strictly not the right order of things, but should be easier to get the pit lined up later. Fit was great, no problems.

    Pic 7
    Started on the resin bits with a coat of grey green. Lots of exacting work trimming off the resin plugs to get this far, but starting to look the part.

    Pic 8
    The panel is photo-etch, again this is part of the Eduard boxing, and looks mighty fine for the efforts of a few dabs of CA. :)
     

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    Nice start Peter :cool:
     
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    Good stuff Peter. I'm a bit surprised at all that flash on the sprues - but then, the original Airfix moulds are now more than 15 years old, which may account for this. Just checked my original-release kit, and not a sign of flash or sink marks anywhere.
     
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    Nice work Peter. I tried the same painting with the ID lights on my Seafire but the colors did not "pop" until I topcoated with chrome silver to reflect light back out thru the lenses.
     
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    Nice choice and excellent start Peter!:thumbleft:
     
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    nice start Peter, and my Airfix kit has no flash at all either
     
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    Good tip Bruce, I better do that before closing up.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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