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Edgar Brooks Memorial Spitfire Campaign
darreng
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:14 PM UTC
I've got this Spit finished now. Do we have a Gallery to in which to put it?
darreng
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 01:07 AM UTC
Getting there, but not quite.

DSC_7166_5874 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7167_5875 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
ZAPanzer
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 07:25 PM UTC
Hi, after finishing 2 other builds I can now start on my spitfire

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BlackWidow
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 03:11 PM UTC
Michael, I'm far from being a Spitfire expert (we should ask Edgar above), but I learned that at least the earlier Spits had this red-brown seat made of Bakalit. I think you can't go wrong with it.

Torsten
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 05:53 PM UTC
Very nice work to all!

I'm actually thinking of planning to start my Pacific Coast Mk.XIV and have a question. Would the seat be the red-brown plastic material (forgot the name of it, dammit) or interior green painted metal by then? Figure this is the place to ask.

Thanks!

Michael
darreng
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 05:42 PM UTC
Thank you Oliver. I'll have more to show soon! Yours is coming on a treat!
LinusB
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 04:54 AM UTC

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Darren: Your Spitfire is coming along very nice!

Andy: Very nice double spit, you have done there! Looking forward for the presentation with base and pilots!

Linus: Great work with the office! What scale has this one?

With my own build, the fuselage is closed, door cut out. Then the priming and pre-shading.

Oliver



Hi Oliver

It is 1/32.

Liking all the builds very much.

L
Antilles
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 06:49 PM UTC
Darren: Your Spitfire is coming along very nice!

Andy: Very nice double spit, you have done there! Looking forward for the presentation with base and pilots!

Linus: Great work with the office! What scale has this one?

With my own build, the fuselage is closed, door cut out. Then the priming and pre-shading was done and a vac-formed canopy was installed.

Now, the lower side has been painted in sky. Next will be the top camo.


Oliver
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 03:47 PM UTC
My cockpit completed and in.



darreng
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 01:38 PM UTC
And she's on her chassis.

DSC_7154_5865 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7155_5866 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7156_5867 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
Bigskip
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 06:34 PM UTC
Hope these are good enough for everyone.

Still need to base, and have some pilots to go with.






darreng
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 10:20 PM UTC
Decals now applied, and at last she has an identity.

DSC_7148_5859 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7149_5860 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7150_5861 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7151_5862 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
LinusB
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Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 05:21 PM UTC
Been a change of plans. Given this a special gift.





Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 06:09 PM UTC
Paul (Ludwig113): Well done Spit!

Darren: Nice and fast progress.

Paul (PeeJay74): Your Spit comes along greatly. I like the used look of the propeller spin very much!

My little Mk.I has now its cockpit.






Probably not much will be visible after closing the fuselage.

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 07:10 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

Decals on. The markings are Eagle Strike and the stencils from Barracudacals. The stencils are ultra thin and sharp, actually being legible unlike some other brands I've used. The decals included two complete sets of stencils so I'm set for the next early Spit I build. Eagle Strike's markings are excellent as well, but not as fine as the Barracudacals.



I am happy with the color match between the ID codes and my custom Sky mix for the band and spinner. They are very close.

I am unsure about the prop stencils. The instructions show to place them in the manner I have, but I have another reference that show them flipped with the blue emblem towards the tip. Does anyone know which is correct?



It's too late to change this build if they are wrong, but I'd like to be sure for the next time I use them.
darreng
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 05:30 PM UTC
The Spit is now in a lovely shade of Blue. Next up decals

DSC_7053_5765 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7054_5766 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
ludwig113
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:00 PM UTC
ok, here it is,
the decals i used were a real pain and there was a problem with the clear coat but the kit itself is really nice.






blue skies Edgar


p.s. sorry about the pictures, i'm having real big problems with photobucket and other image hosts due to bandwidth here at home.
darreng
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 02:32 AM UTC
The Spitfire is currently in paint. So hopefully something to show after the weekend (hopefully)
darreng
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 05:03 AM UTC
Tonight's work on the Spit!

DSC_7040_5752 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7041_5753 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
darreng
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:32 PM UTC
What follows is this past weekend's work

DSC_7038_5750 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7039_5751 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 01:48 PM UTC
Will be starting my Revell Spitfire Mk XVI





PeeJay74
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 04:46 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

Chipping done with a few Prismacolor pencils; warm gray for the upper surfaces and white for the underside. I tried a few different shades of green but they were all too bright against the faded RAF Dark Green and I ended up liking the warm gray against both upper camouflage colors. Everything should tone down under varnish and washes even more, so I am hoping to just have some subtle chipping left behind in the end.





Hopefully I'll get some decals down this week.
darreng
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:45 PM UTC
Thanks Oliver. I've built all of the Eduard Mk.IX's and I loved them. This one is just as enjoyable. So been working on this in between caring for Mum. Now most airplane builds start with the cockpit. I started with the walls of the u/c bays. DSC_7029_5741 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

Cockpit sidewalls and rear bulkhead.

DSC_7030_5742 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

I then drilled out the holes in the bulkhead.
DSC_7031_5743 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

And added some details and plumbing to liven it up.

DSC_7033_5745 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7036_5748 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
PeeJay74
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:06 PM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

I haven't posted an update in some time but have made a lot of progress. I closed up the fuselage and finished the major assembly, then primed it with Mr. Surfacer 1500 Black. I added MM Chrome Silver to the wing roots and masked a heavy wear pattern with Maskol before applying the Day Fighter Scheme.

The black primer base worked great for greys but did cause a little bit of contrast difficulty between the RAF Ocean Grey and Medium Sea Grey. They looked too similar so I faded the Medium Sea Grey with White and applied a thin coat to lighten it up. I am much happier with the contrast now.

I made masks with frisket film and sprayed the RAF Dark Green next, then lightened panels with a mix of RAF Dark Green, Yellow, and White; 3:1:1. All paints for the Day Fighter Scheme were Tamiya thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. These newer Tamiya colors are excellent matches IMO, no mixing necessary to achieve the correct color.



The black base made for easy panel highlighting of the RAF Ocean Grey, I just left the coats thin to keep darker tones along panel lines or other areas. This made it easy since now I only had to add highlights to the RAF Dark Green to give the whole scheme a faded appearance. I like this technique a lot for two-tone camouflage schemes, one less layer of paint on the model.



A little masking tape pulled sharply off the roots left the underlying chrome exposed. I will tone this down a lot with further weathering so I wanted a bright shade of silver to start with.



Wing walks were taped off and sprayed with Tamiya NATO Black, they look much better than decals.

I masked the leading edge stripes and the fuselage band with Tamiya's new flexible tape for curves. That stuff is awesome. The leading edge and gun ports were done with more Tamiya acrylics, the fuselage band took a bit more effort.

Eagle Strike include the fuselage band as a decal but their particular shade of RAF Sky is a bit darker than either of my two paints on hand: Lifecolor and Model Master. The propellor nose, fuselage band, and ID letter codes on Lima Challenger are all in RAF Sky so I wanted them to match as best I could. I ended up adding a bit of RAF Dark Earth to the RAF Sky and it came out to a close match between the paint and the ID letter code decals. I used this to shoot the nose and the band. Hopefully a little weathering will tone down any remaining difference.

I am giving the paint a day or two to cure in my warmer then I'll do some chipping before gloss coat and decals.

Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 06:15 PM UTC
Darren,

very nice kit You have chosen there! It seems to offer lots of fun.

Progress so far on the Tamiya kit:


Oliver