1/48 Spitfire Mk 22-24 - Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks GB

Discussion in '#14 Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks' started by javlin, May 3, 2012.

  1. javlin

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    I know what I said Terry but another venture into natural metal awaits.......

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    I plan on doing the the 1951 Edinburgh Sq.,Royal Auxiliary Air Force,Turnhouse,UK.The plane sports an all metal finish with a red prop if I am not mistaken.This should for the most part be an easy build for it is an excellant fitting kit.The first pic shows you I got impatient with my hand saw and went to the machine I literally had to takt off 3/16" off the back of those three pieces IP,floorboard and seatrest.Pic #2 shows the pieces sanded down and #3 the unopen kit simple looking .
     

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    Now what, coach ?

    Charles
     
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    Nice use of the band saw!
     
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    Sweet! Absolutely love the Spit 22/24, and what a wonderful kit airfix made of it. Wise decision to use an after market cockpit set. If anything, the OOB cockpit is not quite on par with the rest of the kit in terms of detail and crispness.
     
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    Good on you Kev, I like your approach!
     
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    Good one Kevin. I built the Airfix Seafire 47 and it was a very nice kit. I have the Mk 22-24 in my stash and it's on the short list for this GB
     
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    Good one kevin - and what may, or may not, be good news. Those aircraft in the RAuxAF squadrons which weren't camouflaged, were not natural metal. They were painted silver.
    I'm still dithering about, wondering whether to do the same kit as a camouflaged aircraft from the 'City of Manchester' squadron.
     
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    This is going to be interesting to follow, as I am not up on all the extra you guys do to make your aircraft more realistic. That cockpit will be the show piece.

    Charles
     
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    Those aircraft in the RAuxAF squadrons which weren't camouflaged, were not natural metal. They were painted silver.

    You are a party pooper Terry :)
     
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    Nice start.
     
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    Power tools and modeling. Good choice.
     
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    Yea Bruce just could not see hacking with the backside of an xacto the better part of a night.I have the side panels installed and started highlighting the black boxes and such but tonight had to work on the wife's cabinet for her bathroom for Mother's Day.I came up with a nice design for the door I think :)
     
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    Nice going :thumbright:

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    #18 javlin, Jun 2, 2012
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    Terry after alittle thought I think it is only right I pull the plane from the judging by class type for sure.You see I never did take any pictures of the pit I just kept fiddling and fitting ,touch up and fiddle some more.Then before I knew it one night :dontknow: how it just went together and Kevin was slapping his forehead knowing how many times I should have taken the camera to the shop.I will present photos of her done for I think the polished metal look is kinda neat.I have built quite afew planes in the last year and interest is starting to wane and others popping up ATM.I will say with the Alclad sytem using the gloss black to seal really brings out the shine it allows the paint to rub off easier though to wereas the P-38 stood up to alot more handling.One can see on the nose were the paint has started to wear and should respray easy enough.Talk about a reflection in the first pic :headbang:
     

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    It's your choice Kevin, but I must say it's come up nicely. A really highly polished finish for sure!
     
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    Also think the all metal look makes the model look slimmer and sleeker, if that's possible.
     
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