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Edgar Brooks Memorial Spitfire Campaign
darreng
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 02:43 AM UTC
The first of three Spitfire's (so far). This is the weekend edition. And I'm not doing the options that are on the marking options.

DSC_7022_5734 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7023_5735 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7024_5736 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7025_5737 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7026_5738 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7027_5739 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7028_5740 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 06:35 PM UTC
Hi all,
some very nice builds have already been posted here. Great work everybody.

Yesterday, all parts have arrived and now I can begin with a Spitfire MkI.

It is the Tamiya kit and I will add some PE-Parts. Additionally, I bought some literature to make this Spit more accurate. Hopefully, it will work!

Are there any traps known in building the Tamiya kit?

Oliver
darreng
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 11:34 PM UTC
My first three entries. And all Mk.XVI's

DSC_6481_5236 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
ludwig113
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 07:35 PM UTC
hi all, i have very slow internet at the moment, so no pix. my spit just needs a clear coat and then it will be done, will sort pictures as soon as i can.

cheers paul
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 03:56 PM UTC

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Last weekend we had our expo in Mannheim and I just want to show you guys, how I presented my latest Spitfire there for the first time ....




Hi Torsten

Really nice! Believe it or not, this is the first time I've seen a photo of Edgar.

I've changed subject yet again! To tie in with reviewing Alclad paints, I've gone for a quick build of Tamiya's Mk.1 to try them out on.

I made a slight tweak as I reckon the aircraft I'll be building would most likely have had armour plate fitted, so I used Airfix's kit as a template to cut some from styrene sheet:



I've used Alclad's own gloss black primer as a base for a coat of Aluminium:



And masked with Press 'n Seal before applying Grey-Green:



Despite being low-tack - the Press 'n Seal still damaged the finish slightly, so be careful...

As for the new Mil-Spec Greey-Green, it came out a tad dark against the paint chip in the my copy of the RAF Museum handbook (do note, though, that there have been reports of the colours varying slightly between copies - little is guaranteed 100% in this game, is it...):



I've since resprayed with a lightened coat.

Following a small operation, I've got a couple of weeks' recuperation ahead of me, so I hope to crack on a bit with this and other builds that have been neglected lately.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC
I'll be jumping in soon with three Spitfire Mk.XVI's. Plus another Mk.XVI later.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 08:25 PM UTC
Last weekend we had our expo in Mannheim and I just want to show you guys, how I presented my latest Spitfire there for the first time ....

SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Wow...fantastic slew of Spitfires in the campaign. I am a little late in jumping onboard but my contribution will be an ICM 1/48th Scale Mk.XVI bubble-top. I plan to use Cartograf Decals from the excellent Kagero Mk. XVI book. The plane will be finished as either Polish, Canadian or Free French....great schemes, just can't decide which one to do yet.

Best wishes,

Ian


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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:19 PM UTC

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WOW! . . . . nothing else to say, just WOW!

Cheers, D



Thank's for the hint, Damian - WOW! is just understatement. Incredible photos!
Maybe I should at least build one Spitfire..., 1 should be enough

BTW fantastic builds here, followed up since a while.
Thomas
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:35 AM UTC
WOW! . . . . nothing else to say, just WOW!

Cheers, D
PeeJay74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

I have the majority of the interior detailed, I just need to add finishing touches the seat and armor plates so I can close it up. I may end up cutting the door open if I think too much is hidden.



BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 12:04 AM UTC
Thanks Michael! Just added 2 photos to the gallery (the first!). Hope to see lots more in the coming months.
I found only the Amorama campaigns when I looked. Guess I need new glasses ....

Torsten
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 07:14 PM UTC

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Michael, where is the gallery? I would like to add my share. Can't find it neither in 2015 nor 2016 ....

Torsten



Torsten,

It's at the bottom of the list in 2015 campaigns since it was added last. You can find it here.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 07:05 PM UTC
Michael, where is the gallery? I would like to add my share. Can't find it neither in 2015 nor 2016 ....

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC

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Colin Gray ..... but then I would say that as he's a Kiwi! lol



Actually leaning that way Chris, I have his book Spitfire Patrol and this would be a good excuse to read it.

I've built a couple of the Mk.IXs and am hoping this one won't be much different, they went together pretty well for limited run. As for the Hurricane Ernest, it looks like a nice kit in the box but I gather there are issues with the wing to fuselage join. Look around for build reviews, I think there are a couple of ideas out there to deal with that cleanly.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 02:24 PM UTC
Cool choice of build Michael. I just purchased Pac Coast's Early Hurricane so I will be following your build closely.
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:20 PM UTC
Colin Gray ..... but then I would say that as he's a Kiwi! lol
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC
What I'm planning on (if I ever can):

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Ah, but which one?!

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or

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Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 05:24 PM UTC
Nice work Torsten, Edgar would be proud!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 02:25 PM UTC
Very nice build Torsten. I like the colors very much.

Ernest
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC
Okay guys, I call this baby finished!
With some clear matt varnish from Marabu spraying Sunday morning, I demasked the canopy in the evening and painted the last few bits. Only one mishap occured right at the end. When I tried to put the landing light glass into its place, it decided to jump on the carpet and was never seen again .... It didn't even wave
But that was the only negative point about this kit. No problems at all. It was really fun to build it. About 3 weeks for building it speaks for itself, doesn't it?
Edgar, I hope you sit on a spitfire-shaped cloud up there and smile when seeing this. Hope you have not too much to critizise about my build.
Here are some quick shots from my workbench yesterday evening. More and better will follow soon in my assembly line thread and of course in the gallery.






Oh, before I forget: It's the Spitfire Mk. IX (early) in 1/48 from Eduard (Weekend Edition), built oob.

Happy modelling and good luck for your builds!
Torsten
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 05:00 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

Started adding some Eduard PE bits from their detail set, but will likely not use much of it. I tried sticking to adding details rather than replacing Tamiya's, too much of it ends up looking flat compared to the original molded stuff. I need to add wire details next, then prime and paint everything so I can add the color PE bits. It's a start though.

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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC
Thanks Ernest! Yes, it will be a reverse land-lease US-Spit, based in Tunesia in summer 1943. Decals are from the kit.
Here is another small update of what I did yesterday evening. The RAF markings were painted over with a different brownish paint and I used Revell 46 Olive Drab for that. It's painted with a brush like I guess it was done also on the real thing. It came out better than I expected. The diameter of the circles is 26 mm, slightly bigger than the US markings. Here are the steps:




Hm, Photobucket is pretty slow these days ....
Anyway, all RAF markings were overpainted, including those on the fuselage and the fin. That I'll show you in my next update.

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 09:32 PM UTC
Danke Torsten! You are right that it is a bit too bad most of the work disappears when the pit is closed up. At least we know it is there!

Your Spitfire is looking very good. I take it you are doing a North Africa Spitfire with those colors.
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 02:34 PM UTC
That cockpit looks great, Ernest. Too bad, that most of the work dissapears in the fuselage without ever seen again ....
From me it's just a small update today. My spitfire-shaped toffee candy has got some chocolate on it and the prop is done. Landing gear work is in progress.


Happy Easter everyone!
Torsten