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Spitfire IIa of 1690 BDTF: finished 3 March (RIP)

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It is Dennis, you're so right!  Funnily enough I've just sprayed my spinner and fuselage band Sky too, Mr Paint dries easily within half an hour so no long waiting around periods.....but plenty of detailing still left too.

Max

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Nice work so far !

Thanks Erwin, it keeps me out of mischief on a cold day like today, warmed on the inside by constant cups of coffee! :)

Max

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Well Ocean Grey is nothing like Grey Violet!! It'll do as a base colour for a bit of modulation, I've just ordered some Mr Paints MSG and OG but I don't know when it'll arrive so the build could be on hold for a while.

Max

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It's great to see your Spit so far advanced Max. Good job.

 

I feel the same as you regarding scale thickness so appreciate the effort it took to thin the gear door edges. They'll be all the better for it.

 

I'm pretty sure your decision to order the correct colour will be worth the wait. If the shades are too far out it throws the whole look of the model off.

The thing about Spits is that many people know how they ought to look so the builder can't take as many liberties.

 

Cheers.

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You're right of course Guy, I was just trying to push on a bit but patience is a great virtue. While I was about it I ordered double quantities of OG and MSG for the Mossie in the stash and the Tamiya IX that I hope to build. :)

Max

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I've been doing some work on the flaps, the vestigial ribs on the model act as a reasonable guide to position the new ones:

 

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A little trimming to do once the glue has firmly set.

Max

 

Addendum: both flaps now completed, anybody any advice on the internal colour of flaps......I've seen silver/aluminium and interior green mentioned....thorny question I know!

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Hi Max,

              I'm with Andy, here is what Edgar had to say on the matter " From this, it appears that the laid-down finish was aluminium paint for all interior metal surfaces, which would include u/c covers; flaps and cowling interiors are specifically mentioned as being painted aluminium. Interestingly, it states that "bullet-proof steel plating" should be painted aluminium, as well, so did that include the pilot's seat armour? "

Here is the full article; http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/43661-spitfire-undercart-wheel-wells-and-inside-of-doors-colour/

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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Hi Max,

              I'm with Andy, here is what Edgar had to say on the matter " From this, it appears that the laid-down finish was aluminium paint for all interior metal surfaces, which would include u/c covers; flaps and cowling interiors are specifically mentioned as being painted aluminium. Interestingly, it states that "bullet-proof steel plating" should be painted aluminium, as well, so did that include the pilot's seat armour? "

Here is the full article; http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/43661-spitfire-undercart-wheel-wells-and-inside-of-doors-colour/

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

Thank you both, that's very interesting so silver/alu it is then!  Seems like wheel wells should be silver too, though as Edgar noted what happens at MUs etc is a whole new ball game, pretty much carte blanche for painting as you wish. :) , and which "brave" (perhaps read foolish?) person is going to contradict you!!

 

 

Great build thus far Max. 

 

FYI. I picked up the yahu IP based on your build log. Never knew something like that was available until seeing your blog.

 

Cheers,

David.

 

Cheers David, the IP is a neat little thing isn't it?  I haven't looked to see what else, if anything, the company does but it's certainly a high standard.

 

Max

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Hi Max, I get my Yahu stuff from Story models below is a link to the Yahu stuff on their website, I could not resist the SH Fiat G50 IP when I was ordering my Mk.Vb IP from them.

http://storymodels.com/en/quickfilter.php?searchfilter=&id_category=&id_manufacturer=61&filter=Search

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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