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Edgar Brooks Memorial Spitfire Campaign
greif8
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 02:24 PM UTC
Cool choice of build Michael. I just purchased Pac Coast's Early Hurricane so I will be following your build closely.
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC

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Colin Gray ..... but then I would say that as he's a Kiwi! lol



Actually leaning that way Chris, I have his book Spitfire Patrol and this would be a good excuse to read it.

I've built a couple of the Mk.IXs and am hoping this one won't be much different, they went together pretty well for limited run. As for the Hurricane Ernest, it looks like a nice kit in the box but I gather there are issues with the wing to fuselage join. Look around for build reviews, I think there are a couple of ideas out there to deal with that cleanly.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 07:05 PM UTC
Michael, where is the gallery? I would like to add my share. Can't find it neither in 2015 nor 2016 ....

Torsten
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 07:14 PM UTC

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Michael, where is the gallery? I would like to add my share. Can't find it neither in 2015 nor 2016 ....

Torsten



Torsten,

It's at the bottom of the list in 2015 campaigns since it was added last. You can find it here.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 12:04 AM UTC
Thanks Michael! Just added 2 photos to the gallery (the first!). Hope to see lots more in the coming months.
I found only the Amorama campaigns when I looked. Guess I need new glasses ....

Torsten
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Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

I have the majority of the interior detailed, I just need to add finishing touches the seat and armor plates so I can close it up. I may end up cutting the door open if I think too much is hidden.



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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:35 AM UTC
WOW! . . . . nothing else to say, just WOW!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:19 PM UTC

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WOW! . . . . nothing else to say, just WOW!

Cheers, D



Thank's for the hint, Damian - WOW! is just understatement. Incredible photos!
Maybe I should at least build one Spitfire..., 1 should be enough

BTW fantastic builds here, followed up since a while.
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Wow...fantastic slew of Spitfires in the campaign. I am a little late in jumping onboard but my contribution will be an ICM 1/48th Scale Mk.XVI bubble-top. I plan to use Cartograf Decals from the excellent Kagero Mk. XVI book. The plane will be finished as either Polish, Canadian or Free French....great schemes, just can't decide which one to do yet.

Best wishes,

Ian


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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 08:25 PM UTC
Last weekend we had our expo in Mannheim and I just want to show you guys, how I presented my latest Spitfire there for the first time ....

darreng
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC
I'll be jumping in soon with three Spitfire Mk.XVI's. Plus another Mk.XVI later.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 03:56 PM UTC

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Last weekend we had our expo in Mannheim and I just want to show you guys, how I presented my latest Spitfire there for the first time ....




Hi Torsten

Really nice! Believe it or not, this is the first time I've seen a photo of Edgar.

I've changed subject yet again! To tie in with reviewing Alclad paints, I've gone for a quick build of Tamiya's Mk.1 to try them out on.

I made a slight tweak as I reckon the aircraft I'll be building would most likely have had armour plate fitted, so I used Airfix's kit as a template to cut some from styrene sheet:



I've used Alclad's own gloss black primer as a base for a coat of Aluminium:



And masked with Press 'n Seal before applying Grey-Green:



Despite being low-tack - the Press 'n Seal still damaged the finish slightly, so be careful...

As for the new Mil-Spec Greey-Green, it came out a tad dark against the paint chip in the my copy of the RAF Museum handbook (do note, though, that there have been reports of the colours varying slightly between copies - little is guaranteed 100% in this game, is it...):



I've since resprayed with a lightened coat.

Following a small operation, I've got a couple of weeks' recuperation ahead of me, so I hope to crack on a bit with this and other builds that have been neglected lately.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 07:35 PM UTC
hi all, i have very slow internet at the moment, so no pix. my spit just needs a clear coat and then it will be done, will sort pictures as soon as i can.

cheers paul
darreng
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 11:34 PM UTC
My first three entries. And all Mk.XVI's

DSC_6481_5236 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 06:35 PM UTC
Hi all,
some very nice builds have already been posted here. Great work everybody.

Yesterday, all parts have arrived and now I can begin with a Spitfire MkI.

It is the Tamiya kit and I will add some PE-Parts. Additionally, I bought some literature to make this Spit more accurate. Hopefully, it will work!

Are there any traps known in building the Tamiya kit?

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 02:43 AM UTC
The first of three Spitfire's (so far). This is the weekend edition. And I'm not doing the options that are on the marking options.

DSC_7022_5734 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7023_5735 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7024_5736 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7025_5737 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7026_5738 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7027_5739 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7028_5740 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 06:15 PM UTC
Darren,

very nice kit You have chosen there! It seems to offer lots of fun.

Progress so far on the Tamiya kit:


Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 09:06 PM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

I haven't posted an update in some time but have made a lot of progress. I closed up the fuselage and finished the major assembly, then primed it with Mr. Surfacer 1500 Black. I added MM Chrome Silver to the wing roots and masked a heavy wear pattern with Maskol before applying the Day Fighter Scheme.

The black primer base worked great for greys but did cause a little bit of contrast difficulty between the RAF Ocean Grey and Medium Sea Grey. They looked too similar so I faded the Medium Sea Grey with White and applied a thin coat to lighten it up. I am much happier with the contrast now.

I made masks with frisket film and sprayed the RAF Dark Green next, then lightened panels with a mix of RAF Dark Green, Yellow, and White; 3:1:1. All paints for the Day Fighter Scheme were Tamiya thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. These newer Tamiya colors are excellent matches IMO, no mixing necessary to achieve the correct color.



The black base made for easy panel highlighting of the RAF Ocean Grey, I just left the coats thin to keep darker tones along panel lines or other areas. This made it easy since now I only had to add highlights to the RAF Dark Green to give the whole scheme a faded appearance. I like this technique a lot for two-tone camouflage schemes, one less layer of paint on the model.



A little masking tape pulled sharply off the roots left the underlying chrome exposed. I will tone this down a lot with further weathering so I wanted a bright shade of silver to start with.



Wing walks were taped off and sprayed with Tamiya NATO Black, they look much better than decals.

I masked the leading edge stripes and the fuselage band with Tamiya's new flexible tape for curves. That stuff is awesome. The leading edge and gun ports were done with more Tamiya acrylics, the fuselage band took a bit more effort.

Eagle Strike include the fuselage band as a decal but their particular shade of RAF Sky is a bit darker than either of my two paints on hand: Lifecolor and Model Master. The propellor nose, fuselage band, and ID letter codes on Lima Challenger are all in RAF Sky so I wanted them to match as best I could. I ended up adding a bit of RAF Dark Earth to the RAF Sky and it came out to a close match between the paint and the ID letter code decals. I used this to shoot the nose and the band. Hopefully a little weathering will tone down any remaining difference.

I am giving the paint a day or two to cure in my warmer then I'll do some chipping before gloss coat and decals.

darreng
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:45 PM UTC
Thanks Oliver. I've built all of the Eduard Mk.IX's and I loved them. This one is just as enjoyable. So been working on this in between caring for Mum. Now most airplane builds start with the cockpit. I started with the walls of the u/c bays. DSC_7029_5741 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

Cockpit sidewalls and rear bulkhead.

DSC_7030_5742 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

I then drilled out the holes in the bulkhead.
DSC_7031_5743 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

And added some details and plumbing to liven it up.

DSC_7033_5745 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7036_5748 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
PeeJay74
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 04:46 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire Vb "Lima Challenger"

Chipping done with a few Prismacolor pencils; warm gray for the upper surfaces and white for the underside. I tried a few different shades of green but they were all too bright against the faded RAF Dark Green and I ended up liking the warm gray against both upper camouflage colors. Everything should tone down under varnish and washes even more, so I am hoping to just have some subtle chipping left behind in the end.





Hopefully I'll get some decals down this week.
LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 01:48 PM UTC
Will be starting my Revell Spitfire Mk XVI





darreng
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:32 PM UTC
What follows is this past weekend's work

DSC_7038_5750 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7039_5751 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
darreng
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 05:03 AM UTC
Tonight's work on the Spit!

DSC_7040_5752 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

DSC_7041_5753 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr
darreng
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2016 - 02:32 AM UTC
The Spitfire is currently in paint. So hopefully something to show after the weekend (hopefully)
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 03:00 PM UTC
ok, here it is,
the decals i used were a real pain and there was a problem with the clear coat but the kit itself is really nice.






blue skies Edgar


p.s. sorry about the pictures, i'm having real big problems with photobucket and other image hosts due to bandwidth here at home.