Spitfires in my Workbench

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  1. Spitfan

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    Here is a pic of two kits in which I´m working.
    Spitfire Mk VI - 1/48
    Spitfire Mk XVI - 1/48

    The Spitfire Mk I in the left is finished and is the one that can be seen in my other thread (Some of my latest builds).

    I´ll keep on posting the progress.:D
     

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    Didn't realize the MkXVI had such eliptical wings. Was this a high altitude version?
     
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    No, the one with pointed wing tips is the Mk VI, and yes it was the first Spitfire with presurizad cabin for high altitude operations.
    The Mk XVI is the one with clipped wings.
     
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    the spitfire is probably my favorite WWII airplane. nice job with the models
     
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    Hi spitfan, nice builds, keep up the good work.
     
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    nice builds!
     
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    Yes Spitfan good work.We will be waiting for your pics of the models.
     
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    After seeing your beautiful work, I went home and packed up the
    F-84G with which I was 85% complete and put it away upstairs.
    I just couldn't face it.

    Looking forward to more photo's as you progress, Spitfan. Hopefully, I will
    learn something.
     
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    Twoeagles don't give up,please. :):)
     
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    Nice work Spitfan. Good to see the models from overhead. Usually, they are from the side.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words fellows.
    Hi "twoeagles", don´t do that please, the only way to advance and adquire a good level in modelling is to build, build and build, no matter if the result isn´t what you would like. There are a lot of places where you can read and learn from another modellers. The most important thing with modelling is PATIENCE. So IMHO if I were you, I would take that F 84G an finish the build, and then buy another kit and start building again. You can ask me whatever you want about building AC kits, if I can help you I´ll do it.

    Here I post more images and will continue doing it until I finish the kit. The same with the Mk XVI and if you want I can do it with progres pics of my last Mk I
     

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    Excellent Spitfan :thumbleft:
     
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    Yes, very clean build! Good work Spitfan! Besides that, I like your avatar! :lol:
     
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    Love the cockpit.
     
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    hi spitfan! at this moment in time i'm building a spitfire MK XVI myself, in 1/72 scale. its a heller kit and it tells you to use the wrong colour for the interior! they say humbrol 87 which i'm sure is a typo for 78, of course i only found out after i had closed up the fusalage!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hang-on there are three different wing shapes represented because one of them looks a bit more like a surf-board. One set has a very oval shape. Then the other has a very clipped look. Is the oval shape just very noticable because the wing is unpainted?
     
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    The spitfire from the Mk V on has three diferent types of wintips depending the role of the aircraft.
    1) Extended (High altitude)
    2) Clipped (Low altitude)
    3) Normal

    My Mk VI has extended wingtips. It was a special aircrfat for high altitudes operations.

    The Mk XVI (almonkey´s) is a totally diferent one, it was for low level ops.
     
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    Great looking Spit. How was the build. Easy ?
    Right now I´m finishing the last details of the Mk VI and masking the Mk XVI for painting the second camo colour.
    I´ll post some pics in a couple of days:p
     
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    Hey, great looking Spitfires you've built there! The detailing that model makers, like yourself, put into their projects is very impressive.

    I myself make models, but only for planning my art compositions, so they normally end up adorned in grey primer which I have always thought was a shame.

    Look forward to seeing some more Spits from you in the future!:D
     
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    Okay, thanks. I see, looking good those models.
     
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