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1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80

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#2236 Shaka HI

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:06 AM

Mirror base for a sexy aircraft like this is quite apropos!



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:18 AM

Though I normally prefer natural bases, in this case considering the amount of work you have done on the underside I think the mirror is the way to go. And by visually increasing the size of your model, you will blow the judges away!

I think your airfield base would work better for a 1/32nd aircraft. It looked a little small for this 1/18 scale beast!

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:56 AM

Love it on a mirror!

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:04 AM

I am not a huge fan of the mirror solution I have to admit. I still strongly suggest to try out a high gloss black acrylic base. It'll look much more "classy" and put your model in the foreground while still reflecting the details on the underside.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

The scale 1/5 Spitfire in Hendon and the scale 1/5 Mustang in Duxford are both displayed on mirrors and are absolute joys to behold. I often spent a long time looking at all the amazing craftsmanship that went into making those models. This model is the next closest thing to those models and "spectators" MUST be allowed to admire all the work that went into it. Please display it on a mirror when you show it to others, so that they can see the detail underneath. For your own display at home, you can make a base. 


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#2241 Vincent/MDC


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:53 AM

..take 2...

..I like it much better :)





So do I


This is a marvellous piece of modelling you gave us !!!


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:21 AM

I'll let you decide for yourself on which base you're going to use Peter. I just want to say that this is some awesome craftsmanship that you've shown here in making this Spitfire for all of the rest of us to drool over. Beautiful, just beautiful.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:03 AM



No question.

Done and Dusty

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