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#1 MostlyRacers

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:13 AM

Ok, I am a strong proponent of this GB, and feel my fellow modellers should sometimes be ready to move out of their comfort range of guns-and-bombs-bristling-camoed-WWII-fighters :) !

 

I therefore hope this thread will be an encouragement for them to try something different, just as I am doing here. If you know me, or have read some of my posts, you will know that I have always professed NEVER to build a Spitstang or Messerwulf, and that my stash has more resin and esoteric  injected plastic than most would consider lawful :)

 

But only fools never change their mind, so here is (another) entry from me in this GB, AND my first Tamiya kit ever , AND my first Spifire ever! Now if this is not a proof of the bad influence of LSP on my firmly-set beliefs, what will be ?

 

So here is my entry, with the compulsory "starting shots" and comments, more to take a date, as I have another one to complete in the "Jurassic Plastic" GB first, but I am now commited ;) :

 

Tamiya's (gorgeous, I reckon, from fondling the sprues) Spitfire Mk IXc

 

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It will be built as the famous MH434, in its G-ASJV silver, white and blue livery. No guns, not a hint a Dark Green or Ocean Grey or Medium Sea Grey ! ( I am willing to "compromise" my standards, but not to that point, guys, besides the explicit GB rules ! )

 

And even though it can be built OOB from all the threads I have read here, i have added a few AM, that I hope will improve on the fantastic kit base:

 


  • RAM decals RAM32-002  "G-ASJV" decals sheet - that was the minimum for the entry anyway ;)

  • Yahu Models YMA3220 Spitfire Mk IX early instrument panel, which is the absolute bees knees when it comes to finesse of details :frantic:

  • some BarracudaCast replacements : the rock covers with the Rolls_royce logos, the 4-slot maninwheels, the door with the separate crowbar (which was possibly red in G-ASJV livery times ;) ), the seat with leather backpad, the starboard cokpit sidewall, and finally the cockpit upgrade set with finer-than-the-kit details such as the control stick or throttle quadrant

  • and finally, a RB Productions Sutton QS QL QP, which I conjectured would have been fitted on G-ASJV when she was sporting her blue/white/silver livery.


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And finally, if you ask about my "Spirit of Africa"  build thread here as well, it is not forgotten, and will be continued. I felt however that interjecting an "easier" kit could be a good boost to my modelling time and possibly to the interest of this GB for my fellow LSPers.

 

(As as side comment, I just hope that life will be more gentle for my modelling than the last week (although it looks pretty grim right now) and will spare me some bench-time in the near future. and btw, my Gee Bees build on the "Jurassic Plastic" GB has progressed, but I need to oragnise and write-up the description of this update, and that will not be before another 10 days I suspect)

 

Thanks for enduring my ramblings :) !

 

Hubert


Edited by MostlyRacers, 28 January 2017 - 07:35 AM.

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#2 Alain Gadbois

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:25 AM

Hi Hubert,

 

Great subject and great kit to work with!

The result will be spectacular, I am sure!

 

Alain


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:48 AM

Can't wait to see this one come together! I'll have to run out and get some more Jiffy Pop! :popcorn:


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I started building my shelf of doom, but I never finished it.

 


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:56 AM

Pbbffffft! I didn't think you'd lower yourself to such an "easy" build!

 

I disappointed at you Hubert!

 

:)


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:12 AM

So sorry, Shaka :(

I promise I won't do it again (even if it is to encourage LSPers to think outside their camoed box) ;)

Hubert , the (already) remorseful :)

Edited by MostlyRacers, 28 January 2017 - 07:12 AM.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:32 AM

Way to go Hubert. I promise, you won't be disappointed with this kit. It's absolutely fantastic. I'll be following with great interest.

Cheers,
Wolf
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:29 AM

Hi

 

Oh !! a Spitfire ( even in civil dress) from Hubert , that's an event ! this will change from your usual "comfort area" ....... humm , Watch out mate , you could enjoy it  :whistle: ..... sure you will , 

Alain 


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:37 AM

Hubert,

So your deviant modeling has brought ME here today.

I can't wait to see your new found zest for A "Spittlefire" {MY 3 year old nephew calls the Spitfire thus.. :rofl: ).

liking the goodies as well as the leather back pad.

Hubert MY dear friend I am sure you will produce a marvelous model.

:thumbsup:

Edited by MARU5137, 28 January 2017 - 09:13 PM.

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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:58 PM

Hi

Oh !! a Spitfire ( even in civil dress) from Hubert , that's an event ! this will change from your usual "comfort area" ....... humm , Watch out mate , you could enjoy it :whistle: ..... sure you will ,
Alain


Lol Alain. I reckon me doing a Spitfire must be among the most unbelievable events on LSP. But having a pic of Maru on LSP or seeing Peter (airscale) assembling a plastic kit would still be a lot bigger events ;)

Hubert
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:45 PM

That's different! I like it.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:57 PM

Great to see another civilian Spitfire on here Hubert.

I previously built MH434 but in her Battle of Britain film role.

It's impressive how many different paint schemes she's had over the years.

Can't wait to see more.

Carl
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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

I hope I'm wrong, but I think you may get bored with the kit Hubert, just a tad too shake n' bake.  I'll finish mine one day I guess but it's not calling me yet.

Max


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:27 PM

Stranger things have happened Hubert... but not that many ;)  

 

Courage mon brave... Looking forward to seeing you tackle this Spitciv, Hubertstylie  :popcorn:

Torben


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:22 AM

Hubert..


How far have you gotten.

I know you are busy with other builds but curious minds want to know.

:popcorn:
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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:35 AM

Eaxctly 218 kms away from my bench, Maru. Spending a week in the Alps ;)

Hubert
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