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#1 DonH

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 10:39 AM

I would like to join this group build with a Tamiya IX + a Tamiya XVI.

My build pace is glacial and I won't start before January, so my chances of completion in time are close to zero.

However, I want to participate out of respect for Edgar.

 

I can't say I knew him. We exchanged e-mails a few times regarding various Spitfire details. All I can say is, he was a complete gentleman and a tremendous source of knowledge. He is missed.

 


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Tamiya Spitfire IXc

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:44 PM

Don H

look forward to your build.

Taking part even if you don't complete it in time shows you are
Willing to have a go and try..

Just enjoy it.

will be back to see more when you post pics.

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year ..

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:50 AM

Speed isn't important Don (trust me - I'm as slow as they come) - the fun is in taking part...  :thumbsup:

 

I can't remember the last time Edgar finished a model - but that wasn't important - it was the research that was his reward.

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:18 PM

Hi Don, this will be a fitting tribute to the man I'm sure.

I shall keenly follow any progress as watching the Tamiya kit's being built is always a treat.

 

I look forward to seeing you get started on your builds.

 

Cheers.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:19 PM

Hello Don,

 

so you started this baby yet.

 

I dropped by to check in that was all.

 

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:47 AM

Hi,

The build is kinda started. I have opened the box of the XVIe and started snipping plastic. I will post a pic this weekend.

 

Thanks for dropping by.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 04:28 PM

:yahoo: :thumbsup: :punk:


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:58 PM

Spitfire XVIe in progress!!

 

I have been have an enjoyable week sitting at my dining room table snipping bits of plastic off sprue and glueing them together. I decided to see how far I could get before I had to commit to the paint booth.

The answer is - quite a long way.

The engine, frame and firewall are together (cowlings are on so no need to paint).

Wings are almost complete with just the clipped tips to add.

Rudder, tailplanes and ailerons are all done. 

 

I have stuck some miscellaneous bits to the cockpit walls. And then....

 

I thought, "As this is an OOB build, modelled in flight, you won't see much of the cockpit with the canopy closed and a pilot in place. So, why not hand paint the cockpit?"

And that's what I have just done.

 

I used Mr Color 364 Aircraft Grey Green thinned 50/50 with Mr Levelling Thinner. This paint is a pretty good match for interior green IMO and is my new favourite having taken over from Humbrol 78.

 

Anyway, I took a big hairy stick and almost literally slapped it on everything that needed a coat. Wow! What a paint. It has dried to a semi-matt sheen with NO, count'em, NO brush marks. I cannot believe it as I am no master at brush painting, believe me. Even the photo etch has taken to it nicely.

 

Just finished some detailed painting with Tamiya semi-gloss black and it is all looking quite nice. Next up, a bit of aluminium paint and a wash and weather.

 

Pics to come when I stop having fun and the light is better.

 

Cheers

Don


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Tamiya Spitfire IXc

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 06:43 PM

Your enthusiasm is contagious Don. Great to hear everything is going well. I look forward to seeing the images when you get a chance.

 

Cheers.



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:25 PM

Having fun is why we all got into this hobby. So it sounds like you're doing something right! :)

I've got a XVI in the stash and although I don't think it'll be too different (cut down fuselage notwithstanding) from my IX, I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Carl
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:52 AM

Hello Don.

Just popped by in case the photos were up.

Keep up the good work.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:01 PM

A spit 25 will be a great addition welcome aboard. 


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:48 AM

Don..

How are you getting along..hopefully enjoying the build.:popcorn:
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#14 DonH

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:21 PM

Don..

How are you getting along..hopefully enjoying the build. :popcorn:

Hi 

I have a work induced interruption to the fun. Will post some pics at the weekend.


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Done and Dusty

Tamiya Spitfire IXc

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:24 AM

Hi 

I have a work induced interruption to the fun. Will post some pics at the weekend.

 Too bad Don. Did you get the chance to do any modelling this weekend?

 

Cheers.






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