Spitfire Mk Vb Hobby Boss 1/32

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  1. ajcmac

    ajcmac Active Member

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    There's an old adage that says, "Rei morto, Rei posto". In English it means that when the King dies soon another takes his place.

    I finished the model that was the last release of Hasegawa. Well, I'll start a new model that was the last release from Hobby Boss. The Spitfire Mk Vb.

    The model represents a WWII ace who became flight commander. Spitfire Vb, RF-D EN952, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish) Jan Zummbach, Summer 1942.

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    The box.

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    Fit test. Everything seems to fit well. Let's see if there are no surprises.

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    And I started to glue and to prepare a few little pieces.

    First in the interiors.

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    After the engine has here with putty.

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    And the exhaust pipes.

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    Nice! It'll be very interesting to see this one come together as I've got the exact same kit sitting in the stash
     
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    Very cool, that's a nice looking kit.
     
  5. ajcmac

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    I started by painting the interior with Grey Green.

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    The engine almost ready and exhaust pipes.

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    Nice.

    Thinking of getting this kit for myself
     
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    Good start
     
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    Looks nice and I do so like these bigger kits for detail, but sadly do not have room for them.
     
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    Looking good.
     
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    Very nice ajcmac. I noticed a rough texture on the exhausts and engine. Is that a technique or as it came in the kit? If a technique, I would sure like to know how you achieved it.

    Thanks..Geo
     
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    Very nice work. One minor point which can easily be corrected - the seat was not Cockpit Green, being made from a resin-impregnated pulp, rather like a kind of papier mache, often wrongly described as 'Bakelite'. It was a reddish brown colour, with a very dark brown (almost black in appearance) leather slip-on back pad.
    Here's a pic taken at Duxford, showing the colours.
     

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    Looking very nice. However a short note here Zumbach's Spitfire Mk.Vb had the serial EN951 but not the EN952. But it might be a typo... if not, check decal markings, just in case.

    Spitfire VB, RF-D EN951, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach, Summer 1942.
     
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    #15 ajcmac, Dec 28, 2011
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    I'll have to fix with a brush. Already glued the seat belts and the pilot's seat to the supports. Thank you.
     
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    Is correct. Decals EN951. I suppose it must have been my mistake when I wrote the number. Thank you.
     
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    Yes, I would like to know about that, too. Doing great.
     
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    I apply with putty and acetone dissolved in the engine (here with more acetone) and exhaust pipes to be with a rougher surface.

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    Putty dissolve with acetone and applied to the motor (here with more acetone) and exhaust pipes to be with a rougher surface.

    Here the exhaust pipes already painted with XF-64 (Tamiya).

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    #20 Wurger, Dec 30, 2011
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    Ditto...:)

    Oh... I've forgotten about something... the first shot in the first post here might be of Spitfire Mk.VB RF-D BM144 during May of 1942.

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    Also here is a shot of his early Spitfire with the Ducky emblem...

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    Here an interesting picture of Spitfires Mk.VB of the 303 Polish Squadron. The first one in the background is Spit Mk.VB RF-D BM144.

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