Arifix Spitfire MK.1a

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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #1 by NZ2505
Arifix Spitfire MK.1a was created by NZ2505
This I the first plastic model I have built and painted in a good 15 years it is also the first time I have used varnish, decal solution, Vallejo model air paints, cockpit masks, filler and weather pigments
Airfix Spitfire Mk.Ia 1/72
X4620 (Falkland Island Vll)
485. Sqn (RNZAF) 1941







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2 years 3 months ago #2 by shaunfletcher
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Nice tidy first go, especially for such a teensy model.. and yeah techniques and tools have certainly come on since we were kids eh?

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2 years 3 months ago #3 by Tiger
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Nice crack at it after a long break, things have changed
Gone are the days of UHU glue, hand brushing Humbrol enamel :whistle: .

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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #4 by Terry
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A lot of firsts for this build and yet I'd never had picked them looking at the end result. Good looking model.

Tiger wrote: Nice crack at it after a long break, things have changed
Gone are the days of UHU glue, hand brushing Humbrol enamel :whistle: .


UHU ! ... giving away your age there Tiger! I don't miss using that stuff anymore. It was more like battle damage in a tube than cement :P
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2 years 3 months ago #5 by Grant
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Top effort!

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2 years 3 months ago #6 by Bishop
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I've inserted the shots into the thread for you. Looking GOOD!!!

Amateur plastic surgeon!
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2 years 3 months ago #7 by NZ2505
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shaunfletcher wrote: Nice tidy first go, especially for such a teensy model.. and yeah techniques and tools have certainly come on since we were kids eh?

Thanks. I got the model as a door prize at the Napier hobby expo last year. Its not just the tools and techniques that have come a long way so have Airfix models.

Tiger wrote: Nice crack at it after a long break, things have changed
Gone are the days of UHU glue, hand brushing Humbrol enamel :whistle: .


I never used UHU glue but I did pretty much only use the little tubes of glue that came with all the kits back then. As for hand brush Humbrol enamels my father would give me a little petrol in a glass gar to clean the brush

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2 years 3 months ago #8 by Tiger
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Yes well I do have a 1/2 century looming close UHU was awful stuff.

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2 years 3 months ago #9 by Tiger
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NZ2505 wrote:

shaunfletcher wrote: Nice tidy first go, especially for such a teensy model.. and yeah techniques and tools have certainly come on since we were kids eh?

Thanks. I got the model as a door prize at the Napier hobby expo last year. Its not just the tools and techniques that have come a long way so have Airfix models.

Tiger wrote: Nice crack at it after a long break, things have changed
Gone are the days of UHU glue, hand brushing Humbrol enamel :whistle: .




I never used UHU glue but I did pretty much only use the little tubes of glue that came with all the kits back then. As for hand brush Humbrol enamels my father would give me a little petrol in a glass gar to clean the brush


Same LOL

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2 years 3 months ago #10 by rwkennard
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Very nice effort. Especially for 1/72 scale. If its not to late you might want to check the main u/c. Looks like they're around the wrong way!

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2 years 3 months ago #11 by shaunfletcher
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Want to feel old?

How many of these glue tubes did you see back in the day? In my case the middle 3 are painfully familiar. horrible messy stuff!

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2 years 3 months ago #12 by Tiger
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Yep..... I can recall the middle 3 and yes, awful stuff to use, thick and stringy.

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2 years 3 months ago #13 by Fritz
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Great job! And welcome to the site.

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2 years 3 months ago #14 by Phil
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I used to use the Humbrol (I think) equivalent of those glues. Usually when building Matchbox kits in multi-coloured plastic.

Made for lots of gluey finger prints on things.

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2 years 3 months ago #15 by IAN
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Nowt wrong with that, cracking little build.

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