Tamiya Spitfire IX
Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:29 PM
I haven't done any WIP on here for a while so here goes. This is Tamiya's wonderful Spitfire IX, I'll be doing thios one strictly straight from the box. Unfortunately, as soon as she's finished I have to pack her up and send her to her owner. Sometimes commission builds are a *****!
Here's the cockpit so far.
The wheel wells.
The wings so far. All in all, pretty much the perfect kit.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:47 PM
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:05 PM
" Are we not men?...Nay, we are but model makers?..."
Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:48 AM
Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:36 AM
Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:47 PM
Wolf - I know what you mean. I have a Mk VIII with all the Eduard sets plus I'll be scratch building and adding some of Roy's Barracuda stuff as well.
Daywalker - The base coat is Mr Color lacquer. This then had a Mig productions dark wash applied as a pin wash, when dry the excess was removed with a clean brush moistened in white (mineral) spirit. The areas of shadow were enhanced with a thin mix of Tamiya matt black before the paint chips were added with a fine brush and a sponge.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:23 PM
As is the engine. next up a lick of paint for the engine and on to the firewall and mounts.
Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:00 AM
Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:56 PM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:17 AM
Thanks mate, always a pleasure to see your workmanship
Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:46 PM
The base coat was a mix of Gunze and Tamiya. I lightened the paint with white and/or yellow and applied it in a random patchy fashion. It looks a bit over done but the filters and subsequent weathering will bring it back in line.
When dry to the touch, the chipping began. I use a cut down stiff paint brush and water to scrub away to reveal the metal under coat. I find it best not to use too much water and work in small areas, that way not too much paint is removed.
Next up will be a gloss coat and decals.
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