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#91 TorbenD

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

Some spectacular Spit action going on here! Loving the variety between each one and production line approach!

 

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:18 AM

How's it going mate? 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

+1! Need to restock on the popcorn  :popcorn:

 

Looking forward to seeing some more progress on my "old friend".

 

Best regards;
Steve


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:59 PM

Thanks guys! I was slowly chipping away at the build but I'm back at it in full now that the Spitfire 22 is done and the Grey Nurse nearly there too.

I started with the RB rad screens.

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These are a huge improvement over the kit ones.

Finally, I was at the step that was a bit challenging- the red stripes on the fuselage and wings.

I taped the cowl panels in place on the fuselage and then masked the stripe off. To get the correct width,I cut a piece off from the decal sheet and used it as a spacer.

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I then covered the rest with green painter's tape.

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I did a base coat of Flat Red and then a top coat of Gloss Red.

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Unfortunately it looks like Gunze changed the formula for their silver paint as it lifted a bit. I'm didn't do that on my F-104 build which is why I used it but this was a new bottle of paint. Guess there will be some touch up needed.

The prop spinner and landing gear are next up after the touch ups.

My youngest is turning 4 tomorrow so it might be Monday before I get more done though.

Carl

Edited by BloorwestSiR, 28 April 2017 - 09:01 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:55 AM

Wow! Striking scheme! Happy 4th for the young one, Carl. Congrats.


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

Now that's starting to look like 248! Nice clean work...she's going to look a stunner when finished!  :goodjob:

 

I just hope that my build looks half as good as your's when finished!

 

 

If you fancy another project to go with 248, Eddie also owned a Yak 11..... :whistle:

 

Keeping tuned in!  :popcorn:

 

Best regards;
Steve


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:15 PM

Carl

Just love the paint work - smooth as silk.

Wishing your son, a Very Happy Fourth Birthday.

Keep 'em coming

Peter


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