1/48 Spitfire Mk. XVI e - Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks GB

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  1. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    #1 Aaron Brooks Wolters, May 11, 2012
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    Username: Aaron Brooks Wolters
    Name: Brooks
    Category: Intermediate
    Kit: Italeri Spitfire Mk. XVI e
    Scale: 1/48
    Accessories: OOB

    Hopefully I can get started on this one soon. Still fighting with the Thunderbolt. Just my lack of experience.
     

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    Spitfire rules... :) Nice.
     
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    Sweet Aaron!
     
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    Nice one Aaron. I want to do one of those in the overall 'silver' post-war colours of 609 Squadron - black 'PR' codes and black anti-glare panel - just a bit different to the norm.
     
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    Thanks guys. I hope I can do it justice. I am getting frustrated with the Thunderbolt, due to lack of experience with the small parts handling and what not. I keep messing things up and having to repair.
     
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    You'll do fine. Seeing some of the nice work you've done to now, I'm sure you'll do it justice. All of us have our moments. Just remember that it's a hobby and that your life doesn't depend on it!
     
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    I agree with Andy. Just take it steady, plan ahead, and remember the more test-fitting you do, the easier the actual fitting of parts will be. Always look ahead, in fact, work backwards from visualising the finished model, in order to work out and plan how each stage can be done, and what effect this might have on previous and successive stages. As Wojtek often says, it's not a race, and each stage will take as long as it takes to get the job done to the required standard, and with the least complication.
    It's a hobby and, like any creative hobby, the main thing is to enjoy it, and end up with a finished subject which is satisfying to you, built to the best of your abilities - and these abilities generally improve with practice and experience. Get the basic right first, and the rest will eventually follow.
     
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    Amen to that.... :)
     
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    Nice one Aaron
     
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    Thank you Glenn. There are not but two or three sprues of parts in this kit. It may not take me to long.:lol:
     
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    C'mon, Aaron.... let's see some parts going together !

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    Still working on the 47 sir.:lol: Once I get a little closer to done on it I'll light in on the Spitty.
     
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    Nice selection Aaron and like we all say, it's just a hobby so enjoy and it all comes good in the end.
     
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    Always wanted a "bubble top" Spit!
    Too cool!
     
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    nice one Aaron, looking forward to seeing how this goes together as i've been looking at getting the same kit !
     
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    Will see soon Karl. I need to get over the hump on the Tbolt first. There are only three sprues worth of parts in the kit so if you want a detailed model it would be advisable to get some extra parts. Everything in the kit looks great though.
     
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    Looking forward to this Aaron!

    Great advice too guys, agree completely. In a hobby, it's the result that matters, not the timeframe.
     
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    I personally think it should be a race. ;)

    Vintage Wings in Gatineau has one of these with a different wing, very nice looking bird.
     
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