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Thanks Shaka! The mask was indeed peeling off. The Montex ones really don't like compound curves much. I've replaced it with the over from the kit along with the one for the sliding section.

 

Carl

 

Nice work Carl, Montex masks are horrible on compound curves as you say, used a set on my Mosquito build as they were all I could get at the time.........horrible!!.

 

Nice tidy bench by the way........some room to sqeeze that Tamiya mossie back in to maybe :hmmm:

 

Regards. Andy

 

Regards. Andy

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Nice work Carl, Montex masks are horrible on compound curves as you say, used a set on my Mosquito build as they were all I could get at the time.........horrible!!.

 

Nice tidy bench by the way........some room to sqeeze that Tamiya mossie back in to maybe :hmmm:

 

Regards. Andy

 

Regards. Andy

Thanks Andy! I knew the Montex masks aren't the greatest from previous experience with them but they were at hand so I figured I'd make use of them. There wasn't any bleeding that i can see so I think I got away with it.

 

As for the Mossie, it never left the bench. It's to the left on the workstand. Hopefully soon it'll be back on centre stage.

 

Carl

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Thanks Shaka, Gunze does indeed spray very well. That and Tamiya thinned with their lacquer thinner are probably my favourite paints to airbrush with.

 

Here's the other part of the build, Rabbit Leader himself:

 

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A better view of the contents:

 

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With some of the casting blocks trimmed off.

 

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I don't have a suitable blue for his flight suit so I'll be off to the LHS to get some.

 

In the meantime, I managed to spray the Dark Green onto the upper surfaces.

 

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So I'm just plugging away at it.

 

Carl

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Thanks Shaka! And yes, the workbench is managing to stay somewhat neat.

 

I painted the inner part of the gear doors and the rad fairings.

 

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I then put the RB Productions PE rad screens together.

 

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Installed on the Spitfire:

 

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And with the fairings in place:

 

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It looks like at this point I'll have to take a short break on the build. I have the fundekäls sheet for the markings but would prefer to paint the roundels on. None of the masks I have are the correct size so I've ordered some from Maketar. I'll use those for the roundels and the decals for the other markings.

 

So hopefully I'll be back in business in a couple weeks.

 

In the meantime, I'm starting on an entry for the Eric Brown GB.

 

Carl

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Hi Carl, any sign of those paint masks yet? I'm eager to see the markings in place over that lovely cammo.

 

Radu's etch certainly lifts those radiator cavities. Nice job.

 

Cheers.

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Hi Guy,

 

The masks haven't arrived yet. Hopefully they get here soon as I'd like to get this finished too.

 

I'm thinking I'll try and get some of the remaining small details out of the way while I wait.

 

Carl

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