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Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
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Eduard Spit VIII in 1/72
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 06:04 AM GMT+7
OK, going Spitfire big time this year! I really felt I ought to do something else after the Mk XVI but another Spitfire can't be wrong either...

So, filling another hole in my Spit collection, here comes the Mk VIII!


I did (of course) pick up the rather expensive "Aussie Eight"-boxing, complete with two Spit kits, 32 decal options and a book covering everything you ever wanted to know about Australian Spit VIIIs. Highly recommended but pretty pointless in my case since I don't intend to do an Australian one, at least not right now...


Marking-wise I'm going Sicilian with a USAAC-Spit in desert colours, the well-known "Fargo Express". Decals from BarracudaCals!


Our usual start-of-the-project-photo, this is the stuff that makes up an Eduard Spit!


And as usual, I've already started to tinker...


...with the plastic! Parts on sticks already my friends!



Magnus
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
Cockpit-work. You never get away from it !








No resin, just the stock kit cockpit with the photo etch included with this boxing added.



Magnus
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 06:39 AM GMT+7
Nice progress on another Spit, Magnus! I guess this kit doesn't need anything else than what is in the box with your skills. Will follow this build also - more or less silently.

Some time ago I've built a Spit Mk. IX in US markings out of the Eduard Weekend kit in 1/48 for the Edgar Brooks Campaign and was also enthusiastic about the fitting of the kit. I believe it's the same in "your" scale.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 08:13 AM GMT+7
Torsten! Thanks for visiting ! I remember your Spit, mine won't look too different even if it is 2/3 the size !


A neat trick that I've started using recently even if my friend Mark showed it to me 20 years ago...


...gluing the top wings to the fuselage first, carefully holding them to the fuselage and adding tiny amounts of glue from below. If the kit has the same kind of first-class fit as the Eduard Spits you will get a very neat joint without the need for sanding. The lower wing was only taped in place as a jig.


And finally some more bits and pieces added, it will be set aside for the joints to harden thoroughly for a day or to before sanding commences!



Magnus
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:34 PM GMT+7
Not much to show for the last month's modelling time...


I take that most VIIIs had the reflector sight to the right and not the gyro sight to the left. Oh well, then I have one ready-made for my next Spit build!

Sights are from Quickboost, a very inexpensive way to dressing up a prominently seen part of a cockpit!



Magnus
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 07:25 PM GMT+7
Magnus, that is amazing!
I can't believe that the scale is "only" 1/72 .... !

Torsten