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a new start..................
ludwig113
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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 07:32 AM UTC
ok,a second start....

i really wasn't happy with the hand painting on the roden gladiator i started so i've gone thru my own crash course on airbrushing(this hobby is getting expensive!).

i ditched the gladiator(for now) and i'm onto an academy spitfire x1v e,dont know if i'm gonna do a silver or camo scheme yet but i've done the interior(see pic),heres hoping this will be my first finished model in 20+ years
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Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 10:15 AM UTC
Yes Paul, post plenty of pictures and we will help you along What scale is this?

A good start

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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 02:00 AM UTC
hi,its 1/48,the kit seems to fit together really well,
i did a dry run on the fusalage and wings and i dont think any filler will be needed on the wing roots maybe just on the bottom but even then just a minute amout.

will do more over the weekend..........and i'll keep the pix coming.......
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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 10:28 PM UTC
ok,heres a bit more,will be glueing the main parts this weekend and maybe even an undercoat....
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 12:23 AM UTC
Looking good so far Paul.
I like the weathering in the cockpit. Did you do that with dry-brushing?
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 04:23 AM UTC
hi andy,

yeah just a bit of dry brushing,i've not gone for much detail as you cant really see alot once the half's are together.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 05:27 AM UTC
ok,bit more of an update,managed to get most of the building done last weekend , i also gave it a quick base coat(the last time i use a single action airbrush!)and the pic below shows it with the medium sea grey sprayed on the bottom.
its slightly patchy but thats how i want it.


ive also started my next project,a glencoe seabee.the clear plastic's not easy to work with and the kit is very rough round the edges...
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 05:46 AM UTC
Hi Paul.
Some great work on the Spit and it looks like a really clean build youve got going there.
To be honest,I dont think Ive ever heard of a glencoe seabee

Looks like a "fun" little build though.
Keep posting, and Im looking forward to seeing more photos.
Nige
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 09:13 AM UTC
ok,some more pix.............

and

its still a bit wet here,but you get the idea.

i've really got to sort my garage out so i can do the spraying out there as its slowing me down at the moment
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 04:32 AM UTC
ok sprayed the green camo today,i think i can honestly say its the first time i've used the airbrush properly........practice makes perfect!
got to re-do the grey on the wings etc as something weird happened the other day while spraying
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 04:50 AM UTC
Coming along nicely and the camo looks good
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 10:05 PM UTC
Looking good Paul, It's a Spitfire so it can't look bad You're making a good job of this and it will do the Spitfire justice when complete.
We will have to hjave a Spitfire parade when you are done
One thing that I have found when using masking to complete a camo scheme is that the second colour gets a heavier coat than previous ones. This is only true of course if you are going for any kind of paint effects. The masking gives the bounderies so you just have to fill in. It's one of the reasons that I always free hand camo.

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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008 - 05:37 AM UTC
ok,here some more,funny how it looks alot better when the markings start to go on...


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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 04:26 AM UTC
ok,here it is,finished...............
its been a big learning process and i've made alot of mistakes along the way,i havn't put all the decals on etc but i'm fairly happy with it.........




now onto the next one
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 09:48 AM UTC
What a beauty!!
Im very tempted to go and dig out the same kit from my stash and get stuck into it!
Really nice job Paul!
Nige
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Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 08:02 PM UTC
What a fantastic looking spit Paul.

Lovely work

I've got that kit in the stash as well, it may have to come out soon, if i ever finish campaign building!!!

Andy
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2008 - 03:59 AM UTC
Paul thats a nice looking Spit.

Well done on your return to the hobby.

Ciao
Luciano