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Spitfire Rhodesia Matchbox Griffon

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#1 Kendzior

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:21 AM

Hi, All

 

In January 2017 I decided to restart old Revell's Spitfire Mk. 22/24 kit, which I started around a year earlier, but gave up temporarily due to its poor fit and lack of detail - and the most important, lack of idea, how to paint it.

 

This time however it was most of all to be an exercise in rescribing, scratch-building and riveting (using RB tool and must say it was fun) - did this all for the very first time in such a large scale, so didn't want to spoil any better or more expensive kit...

 

Therefore added here some more details: upgraded wheel wells and new landing gear covers, SAC gear legs, resin wheels, formation lights, Eduard's seat belts and dashboard, CMK's resin gunsight.

This is really a vintage kit and it shows.You can find the workshop thread here.

 

I was hoping to get a result, which would look nice in the second row on my shelf, in Southern Rhodesian markings.

Have I won? Well, she's not perfect, please judge yourself - I hope you like it :)

 

Best regards
Hubert

 

 

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(The prop'n'spinner are "bluetacked" only and moved a bit during the photo session... sorry for that). 


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#2 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:41 AM

Wonderful build, Hubert! It was a pleasure to follow you build thread, and having built this kit myself, I have the utmost respect for what you've managed to achieve here. May I publish it on the website?

 

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#3 Kendzior

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:47 AM

Thanks, Kev :)

Sure you may publish it on the website.

 

Best regards

Hubert


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:50 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, a really fine result.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:29 AM

Hubert,

    It looks excellent!

 

Gaz


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

Like it a lot and the end result is brilliant - really enjoyed the build tread it was a pleasure to watch :thumbsup:

 

Taff :D
 


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:40 AM

Great result from that 'difficult to make look good' kit- cant remember seeing one thats come out as well.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 11:50 AM

WOW!! Beautiful build.

Been thinking about getting this kit for some time but don't know if I want to but the time and effect into making this kit a respectable effort? But after seeing yours I'm leaning towards getting one now!

Keep up the work inspirational work!!

Reuben
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:00 PM

That is spectacular! What you've done with that kit is amazing. Nice choice of markings too, something a bit different.

 

Can't wait to see what you do next. Excellent work!

 

Richard


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 01:35 PM

Hubert,

Great work, dedication, and result!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:48 PM

Hubert, you are winning all the way with this one. What a great result, Bravo!

Cheers

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 04:44 PM

Very nice Spitty.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 05:16 PM

Many thanks for all comments, very happy that you like it :)

 

Not an easy kit, but worth effort, because if built OOB looks quite odd. Hope that despite the wrong shapes of the nose, canopy and many other parts, it resembles F Mk.22 ;) At least from 1 m distance (32 m in 1:1 scale ;)).

 

More photos at my blog.

Stay tuned, best regards

 

Hubert


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:24 PM

Hubert...

an EXCEPTIONALLY GORGEOUS looking Spitfire.

Spitfires are NOT MY Thing but I have to say your build is SUPERB.... skills are always to be applauded.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:24 PM

Terrific Spitfire Hubert, great build thread, and the scheme is very nice too.
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