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TOPIC: 1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya

1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 12 Jan 2019 18:42 #1

I have been trying to knock this one out for a little bit now but a cracked canopy prevented me from doing so. I finally sourced a new one and got it all straightened out and I am able to pick up where I left off a few months back.

I need to have a better way to shoot pics of the pit so that things may be displayed but until that happens we will just have to do with what is available.









I know the belts are not a Sutton harness but the only thing that I had that was close was one of the many Typhoon belts that I had squirreled away

These kits are really nice and I really like the way they go together If you had the right covers and gun locations you could do just about any Spitfire wing that suits your fancy. Here I just went with the kits C wing and got a coat of Tamiya RAF sky shot on the underside.



Tomorrow I will start on the invasion stripes and possibly run the camo on the top.

One of the other things that I had a chance to accomplish is the engine. I am still pondering if I am going to display this or not. If I do there will be a ton of details tha5t will have to be done.





Well, thanks for looking in.

Paul
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 12 Jan 2019 22:08 #2

Looking good. The Bakelite seat looks awesome. What colour did you use for it?
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 12 Jan 2019 23:00 #3

jknaus wrote:
Looking good. The Bakelite seat looks awesome. What colour did you use for it?
James

I mixed red leather with some scarlet red and just got lucky I guess, James.
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 13 Jan 2019 08:51 #4

Getting lucky ain't a bad thing, looks great Paul! :popcorn
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 13 Jan 2019 09:16 #5

I agree, looks great.
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 13 Jan 2019 09:21 #6

:thumbsup :popcorn
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 13 Jan 2019 20:17 #7

Looking good, Paul.
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 13 Jan 2019 21:57 #8

:soldier

Keep on keepin' on Paul!
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 14 Jan 2019 01:30 #9

Off to a good start. Supposed to be a fantastic kit.
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 20 Jan 2019 19:47 #10

I have been busy these past few day on this kit. It k9ind of feels good. Tim had me get the correct colors and I went and bought a whole bunch of Tamiya and Mr Hobby Aqueous paints. Busy with the camo I used some Windsor and Newton masking fluid to mask the areas that ws not ocean gray or XF-66. Using some light pencil marks I traced out the patterns that I got of of John Eaton's web site. I find it is easier for me to paint and decal the wings first then the fuselage.



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Once I had the clear coat done I started the decals. I used Microsol on the fuselage decals and roundels with good results. However when I did the wing roundels I used Mr. Mark softer which gave me the following results.



I tried using water and a weaker solution of the decal softener with water but the spots still remain.



I Have read the history of this aircraft and it did not fly during the Normandy invasion but Kno0w that Johnny E Johnson did and this is supposed to replicate his aircraft at that time. This is supposed to be a club project also to commemorate the 75th anniversary of that invasion how ever inaccurate this aircraft's livery is.I have built this kit several times before with pretty much disastrous results and as of now I see that this one will at least look like a better job.
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 20 Jan 2019 20:02 #11

Woof...
what on earth is going on with that? Can it polish out?
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1/32 Spitfire MkIXc Tamiya 20 Jan 2019 20:12 #12

moon puppy wrote:
Woof...
what on earth is going on with that? Can it polish out?

I think I can hide it with a flat coat
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