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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:52 PM

I had started both of these Spitfire builds at the same time. The VII was part of a double build with a Tamiya VIII. The XVI was an entry in the Keep it Civil GB. I out them aside while waiting for some custom masks for the roundels. I received the paint masks this past Friday so I thought I'd get them done and off the bench.

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One other hold up was that I had misplaced both tail wheels after painting them. I found those in the spares box thankfully.

Here are the masks with alignment marks drawn on them.

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For the XVI, I used the same red as on the the stripes. The VII used the more typical roundel red and blue.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:55 PM

With the masks removed:

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

WOWIE!!!    Those look wonderful


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:09 PM

WOWIE!!! Those look wonderful.


Thanks Brian! I'm really surprised at the change in the look of the XVI after I got the roundels done.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:29 PM

Thanks Brian! I'm really surprised at the change in the look of the XVI after I got the roundels done.

 

 

The contrasting look between the obviously different blues and reds on the roundels is really noticeable, and unique looking per the aircraft its on; matt and dull for a combat ship, and bright and colorful for the post combat  machine.   Looks great! 


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:20 AM

The contrasting look between the obviously different blues and reds on the roundels is really noticeable, and unique looking per the aircraft its on; matt and dull for a combat ship, and bright and colorful for the post combat machine. Looks great!


Very true Brian. I'll be leaving it free of stencils too. Just the pertinent registration codes.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:24 AM

I went hunting for the missing pair of exhausts on the port side. No luck so I dug thru my spares literally to find some.

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Tamiya really gives you a bunch of extra parts with their Spitfire kits.

I ended up finding some exhausts so those were attached and then I finished the decals on TD248.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:34 AM

I then masked and sprayed the codes on the VII. Decals were then applied for the stencils.


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I need to add a few bits to the engine bay and then a matt clear coat.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:35 AM

Looking good Carl  :thumbsup:  I should really finish my Mk.IV.

 

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:42 AM

Great looking Spitfires, Carl!

 

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:48 AM

Oh my those are beautiful

 

Love painted on markings - much better than decals


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

Contrasting for sure, but both eye catching! Very nice work on those 2 Spits!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:31 AM

Damn, Carl! Very impressive!


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:41 AM

Excellent work :goodjob:


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

You really are a Spit specialist Carl....both look stunning.  Couldn't agree more with Thomas about painted on markings being so much better than decals.....and I must dig my Mk IX out and finish it too.

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