Spitfire PR XIX Airfix 1:72

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  1. djos

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    #1 djos, Nov 30, 2009
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    Dear friends,

    Two days ago i got two models which i waited a quite long time,Airfix Junkers JU 87B in 1:24 and Spitfire PR XIX u 1:72.

    First one will wait some time to be done, but i started work on small one immediately :)
    For all of you this is well known model (even it is new one from Airfix), very nice model, parts fits well together. I found problem only with camera glass on the bottom which seems to be smaller then it should be so i must fill gaps with Humbrol Clear Fix.

    I wanted to do fast build Out of Box but i must done some additions, seat belts, oxygen bottle behind seat, some additions in cockpit, details in wing gear bays. When you look at side cameras window even it is quite dark place you can see empty space, i made camera lens attached directly to window so i think this will correct this issue.

    From my point of view this is model which will give few hours of pure fun to everybody who will make it

    Now pictures or started work

    Best regards to all

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    Looks great! I just purchased this kit myself. :)
     
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    Great start. Looking forward to your progress


    Darryl
     
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    Hi djos, its a nice looking kit, got one myself last week,looking forward to building it. What did you use to make your seat and belts?
     
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    Great work mate! I'm making the Jay's Models 1:72 PR.XIX myself at the moment, your progress is much quicker than mine though! :)
     
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    Nice work Dijos!
     
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    Thanks to all for kind words.

    @seangday

    For seat i used blue tack and modeled in as back part of seat, and for seat belts standard approach, 2 layers of Tamiya masking tape. Only this time i did not put to much attention on details, because many of this will not be visible at all after putting cockpit in place. Big glass distortion will discard all efforts :(. But i just love to made cockpit bussy :)

    Best regards
     
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    #9 seangday, Dec 1, 2009
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    Cheers djos, working on a typhoon with a open cockpit, so might try that myself,(if I can keep my patience and my fat fingers out of the way.)
     
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    Dear friends,

    Just small update, because we were all ill in family last two weeks.
    Spitfire is waiting for final touches, small details to be painted, and last layer of warnish.

    I hope will be finished soon, so i can start project converting Spitfire MkVc to Seafire Mk II :)

    Best regards to all

    Now pictures:

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    Very nice djos.
     
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    Nicely done Dijos.
     
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    Lovely work mate!
     
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    Looks great! :)
     
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    Can't believe I've managed to miss this thread till now. Spitfire looking great mate. Looking forward to see it finished.
    Cheers!
     
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    Just got the Spit, still in the box though! Yours looks great.
     
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