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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 05:37:21 PM »

Since several pilots made ace in this machine, I suppose it had a gun sight. I have also heard that many pilots favoured Quickboost sights instead of the Airfix originals Smiley!

 

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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2010, 11:20:46 PM »

I've had a very good evening in the modelling corner. Canopies are masked and on and first layer of paint sprayed!

 
Brown is Gunze H71 Mid Stone "out of the bottle" and grey is the old Aeromaster Warbid Acrylic Medium Sea Grey with a drop of PRU Blue to turn it more blueish!

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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2010, 10:12:51 PM »

Another hour of work with the airbrush!

 
Dark Earth is Gunze H72 sprayed freehand.

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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2010, 11:42:00 PM »

hummm Smiley
beautiful work......more photos, more photos Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2010, 12:05:57 PM »

It looks fantastic, commendable freehand job. Arifix would be proud Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2010, 11:26:25 PM »

Thanks for the kind words!

I couldn't avoid masking altogether! Anyway, now the basic camo is finished on the Mk IX!

 
Azur is Aeromaster Acrylic.

Tomorrow is Spit XIX-time!

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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2010, 11:29:47 PM »

And now the Mk XIX as well!

 
PRU blue is Aeromaster Acrylic with a drop of RLM24 to make it bluer! (Does the word "bluer" really exist? Anyway, you know what I mean!)

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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2010, 11:27:36 AM »

Decalling has started on both aircraft.

 
I bought a sheet of rub-down stencil transfers at Telford from Korean manufacturer HobbyDecal. A nice alternative to ordinary decals!

 
The Mk IX will use most of the decals from the Airfix sheet. Stencilling and roundels have been added to the wings!

 
Wing roundels were pilfered from an Iliad Design sheet that I had in stock. I found the red of the Airfix decals a bit too brown for my taste. If I hadn't had an alternative I would have been prepared to live with the problem, it is not that bad, but since lack of spare decals isn't one of the major problems around here I could as well exchange them for something more in my taste!

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2010, 12:56:02 PM »

I think you're right going for the brighter roundels, especially on an Trop Spitfire and/or on upper wings. The RAF rounder blue colour had a notable touch of indigo in it, which usually showed as the colour faded through sun exposure and wear. Most of the RAF decal sheets on the market look decidedly un-weathered.

Beautiful work so far.
/M.
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2010, 12:07:47 AM »

Thanks Martin!

 
Airfix decals behave well, thankfully... Only a few more stencils and the Polish chessboards left to add... The milky residue on the wing roundels came after I had used Super Sol on them to make them snuggle into the panel lines. And it won't go away... I can always touch up with paint. I shall write a piece on modelling and chemistry one day, or rather on the subject of incompatible modelling chemistry!

 
Decalling the Mk XIX was a breeze! Xtradecal are always a joy to use!

 
There has been some debate regarding the underwing serials; some think they are white, some think they are black... Since other aircraft with blue lower wing surfaces have black serials I opted for black on mine as well, both options are included on the decal sheet.

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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2010, 11:19:07 PM »

Finally nearing completion!

 

 
Only missing the prop! I'll keep the sprue section until I am finished with the weathering. One of the cannons look a bit saggy, I'll be bore sighting them before I glue them in place!

 
I realised I'll have to add the Rebecca aerial beneath the fuselage. I wonder if half a pea might do the trick, I remember an aerodynamic experiment using split peas. If that was on a Spitfire I don't remember though! I'll probably go for a piece of sprue anyway Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2010, 12:00:17 PM »


The split-pea experiment was done on the Spitfire prototype to assess how much round-headed rivets added to the drag over flush ones in the different areas of the airframe.

Grat work on the models!
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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2010, 10:04:16 PM »

ohhhhhh....beautifull Spits
Great work.....congratilations.  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2010, 09:23:37 AM »

Thanks for kind words and the pea update!

I am working a bit haphazardly on the weathering. Up until now I have used ProModelers Weathering Wash and an oil colour wash. I'll probably use pastels and the airbrush as well before calling it a day!

 
The glossy sheen on the wings is from Terpinex thinner that hasn't really dried yet!

 

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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2010, 11:37:33 PM »

I am almost finished now. It got rather dirty...

 

 

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