My first model - progress

Discussion in 'Start to Finish Builds' started by Crunch, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Crunch

    Crunch Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Pest Control
    Location:
    Central Coast, NSW, Australia
    Ok, so not technically my first model. But, this is the first one I've done since I was about 14 (I'm 25 now). It's an Airfix 1:48 Spit Vc with marking of RAAF 79 Sqn markings, UP-T.

    But there are a few first with this for me...

    First time I've used putty.
    First time I've masked.
    First time I've pre-painted
    First time i've sanded.
    And honestly, first time I've really put an effort into it! :lol:

    So here's a few pics. It's all hand painted, and there's been a few mishaps along the way, like breaking the ariel, propeller, tail wheel (still off, leaving that till later).

    I've cut the canopy to display it open, in hindsight, I would have cut the side door too, but apart from that I'm not getting too adventurous and it's straight from the box.

    I'm not happy with a few individual areas, but overall, for a first, I think it's alright. :oops:

    Say what you will, I know it's not great and I've got think skin :blob:

    Andrew.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student, Musician, Writer, Thinker, Shelf Stacker...
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Looking great Andrew mate :D

    I'm half way through the 1:72 version of that.

    Yours looks 10times better though.

    Look foward to more :)
     
  3. 109ROAMING

    109ROAMING Active Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5,999
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    New Zealand
    The effort pays off!

    Fantastic model mate!
     
  4. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,531
    Likes Received:
    1,408
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    With all here.The bird looks good.:D
     
  5. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Looking good mate. incidently that was the same model I built when I got back into modelling a year or so ago!
    BTW what colour is the undersurface?
     
  6. Crunch

    Crunch Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Pest Control
    Location:
    Central Coast, NSW, Australia
    It's a 97 to 3% mix of matt white and 157 grey (Humbrol), although it's probably darker than it should be.

    I spoke to the guys at the model shop and they said there's not a colour in any of the paint ranges that comes close. It was a standard Aussie undersurface colour at that time and place. Actually, the whole scheme was, I've seen pics of boomerangs and a couple of other in the same colours.
     
  7. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Yeah just wondering. I haven't been able to find an exact colour/mix ratio to make RAAF sky blue. I think I'll go with Waynes advice and just use a colour I'm happy with.
     
  8. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student, Musician, Writer, Thinker, Shelf Stacker...
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    I used neutral grey I think on my spit, does the job by no means perfect though. I agree though Andy just settle on something that looks good to you.
     
  9. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,151
    Likes Received:
    846
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    For a bunch of first times, you're doin' ok mate!:D
     
  10. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,531
    Likes Received:
    1,408
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  11. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,851
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Cool, very handy mate! :)
     
  12. Crunch

    Crunch Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Pest Control
    Location:
    Central Coast, NSW, Australia
    Ah Awesome Wurger, that'll come in handy!
     
  13. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,531
    Likes Received:
    1,408
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  14. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,631
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    looks good to me andrew well done
     
  15. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    9,562
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Home Page:
    Excellent work!
     
  16. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Very nice. Just goes to show you that you don't need an airbrush to make very nice looking models. And she will look even more impressive with the decals on.
     
  17. 520516MA

    520516MA Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    avis rent a car
    Location:
    shanghai china
    Home Page:
    well done , good job
     
  18. chook

    chook Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Sydney
    All I have to say is great effort and don't be afraid to experiment. You will mess stuff up but learn more than being too careful and thinking things are too hard. The people on this site are full of encouragement and very happy to help I've found in my short time here.
     
  19. Screaming Eagle

    Screaming Eagle Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Full time apprentice - Boilermaker
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
  20. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,626
    Likes Received:
    1,415
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    I agree with all Andrew. Excellent first timer. Looks like Airfix have improved/updated the kit a bit since it first came out, nearly 30 years ago, but I still don't like that ugly air filter! Nice colour and paint job, should look top when finished!
     
Loading...

Share This Page