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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 3 weeks ago #1

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So when I got back into the hobby about 3-4 years ago it was because of my love of the Spitfire. I was lucky enough to grow up in central otago and was often treated to the sights and sounds of Sir Tim Wallace's Warbirds. So its time to build one. I had three to chose from. 1/32 Pacific Coast Mk IXie, 1/32 Hobby Boss Vb and the Tamiya 1/32 Mk XIII.
I chose the Hobby Boss kit because it looked like the easiest build!. The rest will follow at a later date.


So I have Montex Masks, Aero Bonus Pilot w/seat and Yahu Instrument panel. I may or may not do some scratch building...depending on how I feel.

So first things first.. Whats everyones go to colour for RAF cockpits?
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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 3 weeks ago #2

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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 2 weeks ago #3

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Awesome kite.
watching here :woohoo:

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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 2 weeks ago #4

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Nosferatu wrote: So first things first.. Whats everyones go to colour for RAF cockpits?




Humbrol 78 no question, no doubts. Always used it always will !!


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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Nosferatu wrote: So first things first.. Whats everyones go to colour for RAF cockpits?




Humbrol 78 no question, no doubts. Always used it always will !!

Tamiya XF-71 is quite a reasonable match for scale effect.

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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 2 weeks ago #6

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XF-71 I actually have so that is what it will be..Im going try real hard to not over detail this one ..the engine wont be seen as it will be covers on ..so will just be kit parts..other than the pilot and instrument panel the cockpit will be the same.

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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 1 week ago #7

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Construction is underway on the Hobby Boss 1/32 Spit Vb. Having a wee bit of a play with some light preshading on the interior. Also got the base coat down on the engine..Trying to restrain myself and not add much if any extra detail as this is technically a test run for when I build the Tamiya 1/32 later on down the road. I found the sprue gates are quite large on this kit. Still got some detail painting on the engine. I have built the main cannons. More to come a bit later on..apologies for the phone pics.

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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 1 week ago #8

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Awesome start B)
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And we are off, good start :)
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NICE!
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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 1 week ago #12

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Cheers guys...Boring stuff at the moment...construction.. will post some more when I get into the detailing of the engine and interior..Planning on trying a few different techniques on this one..as I said a training run for a later project. If it turns out ok I may gift it to my father when I go down for the Wanaka Airshow..I think he would like that!

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Looking great! Makes me want to make a start on my Tamiya Mk.XVI

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WOW! Actually got close to a full day at the bench! So did some minor detail painting and chipping..finished building the engine...built the guns and primed..primed the gunbays. Also made a start on painting the pilot...figure painting is not something I have really had a crack at but we will see how we go. I added the Yahu instrument panel and will fill the gauge faces with some Gauzy. Add a little wear around it. Happy Days!

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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 1 week ago #15

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Some of your best work there, matey !



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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 6 months 5 days ago #16

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This is looking good.
Great thing about big scale, loads of detail :woohoo:
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1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb 5 months 1 week ago #17

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I have been working on this when I can...sidewalls and guns done. I have also built and painted the landing gear(no pic sorry..looks like landing gear tho!) As stated I am trying hard to keep the interior as simple as I can. But I did want to have a crack at painting a pilot..so I have..This is the Aerobonus Pilot and seat and I'm calling him done. Just gotta clean up the wash on sidewalls and flat coat then try and shoe horn it all in. I was going to display it with the gun covers open but have changed my mind.
More to come soon hopefully!


P.S. He looks better from further away!:blink:

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Interior detail painting looks great
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Keep up the good work,looks great:cheer:
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Looks good from close up too. Something special coming together here.
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Got some more bench time yesterday and progress was made..fuselage halves now together..wings together not long till paint now..
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Looking Awesome :woohoo:
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Construction all done. Ready for paint!!! :woohoo:



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Looking nice Nos. Always a good wee milestone.

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Looking good Nos. You were right to keep the cockpit simple, because with the pilot in, other than that gorgeous Yahu instrument panel the rest is buried out of view more or less. Looking forward to seeing more paint go on.

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Playing round with different preshading...and got some base colour down. Time for some UFC.. Might do some post shading later..
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Nice progress Nos. Preshading looks really interesting
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Cheers Kane. Jury is still out on that preshading..labour intensive.. but I also over did it in some spots with the base colour...Using AK's RAF set and am undecided if I like they way the paint go's down... It actually looks a little more effective than it appears in the pics. See how looks after some post shading and weathering. Thinking I might have a play with some oils on this one.

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Coming along nicely Nos.
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