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  1. Jayl

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    #1 Jayl, Jul 24, 2012
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    User Name : Jayl
    First name: Jason
    Category : Advanced I suppose
    Entry : Mk.Vb. Spitfire 601 Squadron
    Kit : 1/48 Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb. Trop.
    Accessories : None, OOB. :shock:

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    So this will be a pretty quick build, I've wanted to force my self to do a quick "shake and bake" and the Tamiya kit fits that description perfect.

    I'm missing the piece of canopy glass behind the pilots seat and was wondering if any one had an extra they'd like to help me out with. It can be the original part or vac formed, either would help out immensely. PM me if you can help. Thanks.
     
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    PM on it's way!

    Nice project too mate, but you'll need some more details on the intro.
     
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    PM replied to, thank you.

    I edited my post and added some additional details. I hope it's right.
     
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    Cool choice Jason.
     
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    Nice to see you jump in Jason. Five weeks left, plenty of time to build a Tamiya kit.
     
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    Good stuff Jason. First therapy OOB for me too.
     
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    Nice one Jason. It's a good kit and builds up easily, so should be a straightforward OOB.
     
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    Do it :D you have the power to finish in time :)

    *Join the Tamiya side young apprentice, it is your destiny

    *Tamiya is your father! :O

    No seriously :) If the weather holds up you should be able to finish this one np :) Tamiyas are great kits and I'll enjoy checking out your thread :) Please excuse my star wars quotes atm :D
     
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    Thanks guys. So I have a couple of questions I'm sure some of you can help with. What color do you guys use for the red/brown seat color (the actual seat not the pad on the back). Is there something out of the bottle or do any of you have a mix that you've found that works? Also the instructions state that the oxygen bottles are to be painted the interior green color. Is this correct? I've only seen them as silver.

    I also broke down and ordered metal gun barrels, resin exhaust and seat (with the harness molded in to not have to deal with any PE) , all just direct replacements so it's an easy upgrade.
     
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    Well, so much for OOB! :lol:

    Jason, for the seat, I've been using old bottles of Testors gloss brown and flat red that I've had laying around. I mix these two together til I get what looks right and I've been pretty happy with the results so far. Can't tell you a ratio but I'd start with the brown and add red slowly.

    I've done all my bottles bare aluminum.
     

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    Nice pics. Thanks.
     
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    #12 Rogi, Jul 26, 2012
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    I use the same technique I use for wood, minus the fan brush step. Its usually oil paints but to simplify it, use a Approximate color of Acrylic Red Brown and Brown, base coating the seat in brown then adding highlights (dry brushing red brown) after that if you want to add some "wow" factor use the Tamiya Clear Red and Clear Orange to give it a orangey hue to the seat and then varnish after its dry,

    The Tamiya red and Orange arn't the "colors" there this kind of runy liquid that resembles red and orange and gives the paints applied a good "varnished" look to it.

    I just can't wait for the WW1 builds and then you guys will see my passion for wood :S and leather mmm....that sounds somewhat strange so I'll stop here :D
     
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    Probably a smart move, don't think we need to delve into your wooden paddle and leather mask "passion". :puke:

    Thanks for the tips on painting the seat though.
     
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    Nice choice Jason, I have got to get started on mine also.
     
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    Like Andy, I normally just mix the seat colour, using either matt red and matt black, or sometimes wiuth a spot of Dark earth added (all Humbrol enamels, but obviously paints of choice will produce similar results.)
    As shown in Andy's pic, the main oxygen supply, on the port side, was painted 'aluminium', with the feed bottle, on the starboard side, black, semi-gloss.
     
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    Good to see you jump in Jason!

    and thanks for those answers Terry, was gonna ask you the same question on the tanks to confirm the colours!
     
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    No pics yet, I'm almost done with the cockpit but I have another question. On the right hand side of the ip there's two temp gauges a boost gauge and an oil pressure indicator. I've seen a lot of pics and also people painting these green, red, orange and yellow. The period pictures and illustrations I've seen show them as being black. Which is correct? Is it kinda like the pry bar on the cockpit hatch that often gets painted red but it's supposed to be green or silver?
     
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    The pry-bar should be bare metal. I've always painted my gauges the red/yellow green based on pics of this meticulously restored Spit V but there are also references with them just black.
     

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    So here are some pics of the cockpit. There are a couple of ejector pin marks and seams I didn't take care of but they're not going to be seen anyways. It's pretty much done except for things I noticed needed fixing once I took pics, I'll clean them up get it assembled and take a couple of more pics before closing it up.

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    Very nice work Jason!
     
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