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Spitfire IXc Overtrees Eduard 1/72 Profi-Pack

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#1 CANicoll

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:57 AM

I can't seem to make any headway with my two 1/32 Sopwith Camels - the rigging just has me in knots (Ha ha, that was a LITTLE funny, right?   :hmmm: ).

 

But I've found some enjoyment in some of the 1/72nd kits and the Eduard kits are just a joy to build.  Fit and detail are amazing for kits in this scale, instructions are very clear - and they don't take up a lot of space.

 

Ok, so why twins?  I purchased a Profi-Pack kit of the Spitfire Mk IXc, and knowing I have many different decals to play with, purchased an Mk IXc OVERTREES set to go with it.  My first Overtrees - which is simply a sprue-only kit - no decals, masks, PE or instructions (which for Eduard can be downloaded from the site - but I used the Profi-Pack instructions anyway.

 

Here is the kit box:

 

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Here is the OVERTREES label. They also make available the PE frets if you want too...

 

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Since I can build two kits at the same time I decided to try some different things with the OVERTREES build - namely some masking (those D-Day Strips) and the camo masks work and a non-PE IP.  Turns out, you really can't see much of a Spitfire IP anyway.  

 

Unfortunately, I should have bought a second set of canopy masks - masking the tiny Spit front windscreen takes a steadier hand than mine so I'll either try and reuse the masks from the Profi-Pack build or may give tape another go.

 

Here are the two birds I'm building; (DU*N) as the Profi-Pack and the OVERTREES build is (WX*D).

 

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Apologies that I'm jumping into this build at probably more like the 75% (where did I put those build pics??  The masking for the camo alone took me a day!) but here is where I'm at so far.  Still need to finish the landing gear and start the weathering, as well as adding the antennas, fuel caps, pitot tubes, etc.

 

WX*D is on the left, DU*N is on the right.  The camo is Vallejo Model Air and the Sky fuselage bands are painted as are the yellow leading edge stripe.  On DU*N, the red 'tape' covers are painted on, while on WX*D they are the kit decals.  Honestly, for as easy as it was to mask, so much easier to paint than try and align the 4 decals.  For looks?  I think after sealing with a clear coat then a matte or flat coat it will be a wash.  But I like painting them better.

 

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Ideally, I was going to use masks for the national insignia on WX*D, but in the end, I kind of just wanted to get on with it.  And the fact that the Eduard decals react beautifully to Micro Set.  I 'paint' on some Micro Set where I want the decal, put the decal down and cover again with some Micro Set.  I'll revisit in a couple of minutes, using a brush to smooth out any wrinkles but very quickly all the decals snuggled down into the panel lines.  

 

NOTE: What I've found is you don't have a lot of time to move and adjust the decal with this method.  The solution gets to work very quickly breaking down the decal and if you don't move fast enough (15-25 seconds max) it can turn to mush.

 

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That reminds me.  The 'door's on both aircraft will be open, the ones there are just masks for the fuselage painting.

 

I also used more of the stenciling on DU*N although again, at this scale, unless you know where to look they are actually very hard to see.

 

Next up is another clear coat to seal in the rest of the decals and then start on some weathering - esp on the underside.  Not going to go crazy, but hope to show some of the oil streaks common to the type.  DU*N also has a lot of the PE grills and screens so hope to show those off a bit better.

 

I'll work on some better photography for the next batch, hopefully!

 

Thanks for looking and of course, comments are welcome.

Chris


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:53 AM

Wow, looks like downscaled Tamiya.  :m0152:

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:58 AM

And Clostermann's ride

 

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:57 AM

Nice work!


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:27 PM

Chris
Outstanding work and the twin Spits look awesome. Cammo and decals certainly are spot on.
Hope you can post the construction photos and a few of the front office as well.
Glad you're on a roll now with Model Air paints, as they sre my preferred acrylic paint.
Keep'm coming
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:29 PM

Thanks guys!  and BLAST!  Eduard has the squadron code placement wrong, too far forward and it should be over the plane's SN.  Mmmmm trying to think if I can move it......

 

And yes, its true, Martin has pictures of EVERY aircraft!

Thanks

Chris


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:31 PM

Thanks Peter!  I'll see what I can find.  Seems like a folder has gone missing somehow...

 

For the camo I enlarged the diagrams in the instruction booklet 117% which made them the perfect match for the model.  Then cut them out and applied the patterns to Tamiya tape.  Not a bad process, just a bit time consuming.  In the end had a huge pile of paper and tape. :-)

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:17 PM

Chris.

SUPERB work. Very RESPLENDENT on MY screen. :wow:

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:33 AM

Thanks MARU, Definitely have missed you on the message threads!


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:54 AM

WAYYY overdue update.  I can only plead that Nationals took a lot of time, all the photo stuff, then a work trip, and LOTS of work.  But slowly crawling to the finish line with my two 1/72 Spits.  Well, more one of them than the other.

 

So here is the lead aircraft, from the ProfiPack.  Vallejo paints, Eduard decals, sealed, a selection of black, gray and brown Flory washes.  Still have to do a lot of touch-up around the cockpit frames and some blasted over (under actually) spray on the Malcolm hood.  Prop is decaled but not yet with the final gloss then Matte coat. Also not really attached yet. 

 

Weathering on the bottom is too heavy, may still revisit that esp on the radiators.  It was fun to play around with the mess.

 

Formation lights are not painted yet and no antenna.  Since I usually break that off at least once, I'm saving that for last. 

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

Chris


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:19 AM

Chris,

:wow: Buddy that does look stupendous on MY cell phone screen.
I thought the weathering was subtle but you say it's heavy.

It's looking really GORGEOUS. Painting et al is TOP NOTCH.

:goodjob:

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Waiting for the end now.

Keep up the EXCELLENT work. :bow:
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:25 AM

Chris,
Looking pretty excellent. I'm not big on over-dirtying the underside. Oil streaks, some dirt flung up by the wheels, but not much else. Maybe a little smoke from the shell chutes. ... but that's me.

If I can find an actual underside of a plane I'm building, I would follow, but good underside shots are hard to find.

As usual when it comes to aircraft, I'm told less it's more.

Gaz
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

Gaz,  Thanks for your input.  I'm going to relook at the bottom and see what I can come up with.  Didnt weather the other plane yet at all so I have round 2 to play with as well!

Cheers,

Chris


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:52 PM

Chris,

:wow: Buddy that does look stupendous on MY cell phone screen.
I thought the weathering was subtle but you say it's heavy.

It's looking really GORGEOUS. Painting et al is TOP NOTCH.

:goodjob:

:bow:

Waiting for the end now.

Keep up the EXCELLENT work. :bow:

 

Are you back now Maru?  GOOD to have you on the site active again and thanks for your comments!  Always nice to hear.

 

Chris


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:38 PM

Dang that's looking good for such small scale. Tops man!! 


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