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Airfix 1/72 Spitfire

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1 year 5 months ago #1 by Grant
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A little over a month left in this build (you can do it guys!) so here is my second entry. Actually I started this a few months back but life has been so busy lately.

Simple kit, fits well, trench like panel lines, but fun.

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1 year 5 months ago #2 by Bishop
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I’ll bet it is a heck of a lot better than the Airfix JEJ Mk I’d I ruined as my first ever model. In the bin it went. I got better. You’ll nail it.

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1 year 4 months ago #3 by Terry
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Any further progress on this Grant?

I've got this unbuilt kit on my shelf, and I'd never really noticed the depth of the panel lines until seeing your primed model. The shadows in the lines are so pronounced I wouldn't even bother with a wash at all. Kind of quaint how Airfix has gone from HUGE raised panel lines (walls) to trenches!

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1 year 4 months ago #4 by Grant
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Terry wrote: Any further progress on this Grant?


Here's some progress. This is a bit of a lazy build to be honest although I did spend a bit of time filling seams. The panel lines are pretty evident, but to be fair I think this is one of the first kits of the new era. The newer kits are more refined.

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1 year 4 months ago #5 by Bishop
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Very nice camouflage. This early war brown and green has always been my favourite.

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1 year 4 months ago #6 by Grant
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Jeeez, doesn't the closeup bring out the flaws. :lol:

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1 year 4 months ago #7 by grover
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I cant see the flaws but I know what you mean. Looking nice Grant

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1 year 4 months ago #8 by Maarten
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A bit heavy on the panel lines,
But a very nice paint job

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1 year 4 months ago #9 by Bishop
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You can go nice and thick with those panel lines. Hey Grant, does it provide the canopy mirror?

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