1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk1

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  1. Pusskyfly

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    #1 Pusskyfly, Aug 12, 2009
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    Heya,
    just thought I'd post my progress since a few of you have helped me out :)
    And I just worked out how to use my camera a little better, though it still need some work ><

    Have just finished painting the main coats. ( I had a vendetta with the masking tape so gave up with that for now and decided to see how steady my hand was. Will try another model once I get some other tape)

    I tried using the decals with the kit, but apparantly the brown paper ones are ..a bit rubbish. And yus they did break apart a bit, hence a little scuffage where I took them off ><

    Would like some recommendations for some replacements if anyone has one!

    Anywho, this is what it looks like at the moment.
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    Any advice for a modeller returning would be appreciated \o/
     
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    Aye, sorry about the photos >< I'll work on it...
     
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    Looking good so far mate!

    Great find too, Wojtek! Myself, I have Airfix's markings for Mk.II XT-D going spare if you need them.
     
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    #5 Wurger, Aug 12, 2009
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    The decal set is really nice.I have used it as well for my Airfix Spitfire Mk.IIA of 303 Polish sqadron I made a few years ago.The only corrections were the Pitot tube which was of the early variant and the spinner..Also I added a back mirror at the top of windshield.
     

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    Looking good man!
     
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    With Alex and VB!

    What was the spinner modification? Shorter 'blunter' type (like the Mk.Va)?
     
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    Exactly Evan...the kind of a spinner.
     
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    Thanks my friend! :D
     
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    Looking nice, will watch with interest - my next build will be the Airfix Mk 1 but I'm thinkling of gracing it with some IIb decals (will I get away with that?)
     
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    Markings aren't any problem but finding a nice pic of Mk.IIB can be......
     
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    I think I might have a photo of a IIb...will check tonight for ya...
     
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    In meantime I found these shots on my HDD.Source unknown.
     

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    Nice shots Wojtek haven't seen the top and bottom ones before...
     
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    Have updated the photos so they look a bit better .. i think.

    And thanks for the decal link Wurger. Definitely be grabbing me a set of those.
    Very nice spit too :) How do you attach the radio wire to the plane by the way without making the join look too visible?
     
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    The wire is a thread I ripped out from my wife's tights. These threads are very thin and can be glued with the standard glue for plastic kits.One very small drop of it can stick the thread without any traces.
     
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    I hope she wasn't still wearing them....:D
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Of course she wasn't.But I had to buy a couple of new ones for her.....:)
     
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    Heres what she looks like now. Thanks to Evan, she has a finished cockpit! Unfortunately, she'll have to stay this way till the Decals come back in stock >< Or can I ring them up and get them to specifically order some for me from the manufacturer? I have very little experience with these things ><

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    I tried doing the machine gun covers with painted red masking tape but am not sure it wroks all that well. But they come off easy enough so its ok :)
    And the pilot isnt finished in case you were wondering :p I dont even think he suits the period ><
     
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