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#1 Wackyracer

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:37 PM

My latest build for a GB on another forum, but large scale so thought I'd show it here.

I realise and know the canopy is wrong and a couple of other bits, but this was for a Hobbyboss/Trumpeter kit GB and I just wanted to try the camo scheme for this Malta Spit. I've 4 more variants I want to do and these will be much for accurate (hopefully).

I did correct the tail stabilisers and the prop with quickboost am as well as master barrels and some eduard pe.

Mr Paint, Gunze and Tamiya for paintwork and oils, ammo and AK for weathering.

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Edited by Wackyracer, 13 December 2017 - 04:04 PM.

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#2 harvey

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

Don't see many of these built. I like it ! Different paint scheme, nice weathering especially on the under bits.......Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:


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#3 1to1scale

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

Nice paint! I don’t think I have seen anyone do this camo pattern yet.

#4 Shawn M

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:04 PM

nice and different, i like it


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:09 PM

Great build.

It is important to remember that 99 out of 100 model builders wouldn't even know that this kit is "wrong" when it comes to the canopy and all. You've done the right thing in finishing it and moving on.

 

Unlike me. For my Vc/trop I am planning a kitbash galore, with a bit of Hobbyboss, a bit of Hasegawa and a bit of Revell IXc. You will notice there's no build thread yet ...  :doh:


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:42 PM

That is a great Job and a bit personal for me.

A 249 Squadron Spit from my Father's squadron whilst he was on Malta (1941-3).

He was the Engineering Officer on 249 so one of "his" aircraft.

I remember the stories of Buck McNair, Johnny Plagis and "Screwball" Beurling (He wasn't called "Buzz" on the Squadron despite what you might read)

One thing I do remember about his memories was that on Malta, supplies were so short they painted them with anything they had.

So codes etc could be white, yellow. sky or whatever was available at the time.

Good to have the photo as well as most Malta Spits had an additional blanked off cannon port on each wing  as when they flew them in a lot had four cannons but on going into service two were removed for spares and the port blanked off with a rounded cover.

Nice easy way to get spare cannons to the island!

There was no set pattern either so some could have the inner fairing blanked and the others had the outer.

 

Nice build and thanks for sharing.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 04:50 PM

Great camo some thing you don't see offen
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#8 dennismcc

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:46 PM

Nice work, a very unusual finish well executed. I built a couple of Hobbyboss Spitfires and really liked the way they went together.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:46 AM

Nice!


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:13 PM

Nice work on the Spit. :thumbsup:


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:22 PM

Excellent build, don't see too many in that scheme. Nice!


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:59 PM

Very nice-Makes me re-think the possibilities about the three in my stash, including the HC/Trump. 1/24th I have been thinking of selling...


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:02 PM

Very nice looking. The weathering looks very authentic.
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:43 PM

Great looking Spitfire and camo. Very unique and it really stands out amongst the crowd. I currently have the same kit in my workbench great kit at a reasonable price IMHO.
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:01 PM

Terrific Spit - always a pleasure to see the HB kit built in a different scheme.

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