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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #1

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Hi all,
Finally finished my first kit for the year. Tried a few thing out with this build. Pre shading was masked to give a sharper line. Used Vallejo metal colours for the first time, aluminium and exhaust manifold, sprayed really well. And last but not least I used EZ line for all the wires. All in all a typical Tamiya experience.
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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #2

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Nicely done. Nice and clean without too much weathering, other than than all the oil streaks underneath which the spits were known for. I like it.
What's the idea behind the bare metal (I assume?) gun access panels under the wing? I've not seen that before.

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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #3

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Nice build. The painting and the colours look great. :cheer: Interesting figure. Where is he from?

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Hey Owen,
Thanks for looking. The panels were pre shaded with a dark grey. I was trying to replicate some period pictures
I had seen, they seem to show the panels a little dirty. I don’t think I over sprayed enough with sky so they do look a bit bold.
Maybe a smoke stain across them would be more accurate. I forgot to say to that the prop is from an Airfix Hurricane Mk1(in the stash)
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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #5

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Thanks Grant,
The pilot is included in the kit. There’s one pic there where his face is distorted though the clear plastic, makes his face look way too big! All camo colours are Gunze acrylics.
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Richard.

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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #6

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Very nicely done. Like this a lot.


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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #7

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The aerials look superb. Being a tanker I shall ask the silly question what is EZ line, a purpose made product or is it also for rigging etc? You can’t beat a Mk i

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Hi Ian and Bishop,
Thanks for your comments. Yes I too like the Mk1, something about dark green, dark earth, sky and black spinner!

Not a silly question at all Bishop, EZline in an elastic thread type product. Primarily for railroad modellers powerlines etc.
It is also great for rigging both ships and WW1 aircraft. Once super glue has set the line is very stretchy, so good for bumps and knocks. I found it on Trade me, very good service I got too!

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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #9

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Wow very nice :cheer:

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Thanks Yak

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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 7 months ago #11

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Really nice build and paint. If I have one tiny reservation it is the exhausts are very shiny and clean!

EZ line etc is great stuff.. there are a few different manufacturers now. BNA have several. I have the Mig one and it works perfectly.

www.bnamodelworld.com/index.php?main_pag...rch_in_description=0

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Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 1 year 6 months ago #12

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Hey Shaun,
Thanks for looking. Yeah the Vallejo metal does give a good representation of a freshly minted manifold, will have a look to see If there
Is a better match for a more burnt tone.
Thanks for links to BNA as well. I did have a look there but I didn't know what brands etc.
Cheers,
Richard.

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Didn't mean to imply it needs repainting, is very nice!

I would only look at a wash or more likely a rub of pigment, nice and subtle.

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Nicely done, looks good from here :)

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Thanks Tiger.

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