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Speed Spitfire
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 01:31 AM UTC


This is my tribute to the Spitfire fans of Aeroscale: Tamiya's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. I converted to the Speed Spitfire prototype (K9834), using a home-made resin conversion set. You can't have too many Spitfires!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
csch
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 07:08 AM UTC
Absolutely great. Someday IŽll have one in my Spitfire collection.
Congratulations Jean Luc.
thehannaman
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 07:30 AM UTC
Wow.... Dude, that is simply awesome.

Great job all the way around
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 01:25 PM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

Wonderful work - as usual!

Just wait 'till Mal sees this!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 04:18 PM UTC
Fantastic Jean-Luc.
You make converting these kits look so easy.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 07:20 PM UTC
Stunning,,absolutely stunning.
Percheron
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 07:29 PM UTC
Jean-Luc,

Outstanding work, it is always good to see aircraft presented other than the usual schemes. It makes me want to go over my stash and see what I can create. Maybe a Macchi Folgore to go against your Spitfire and 109? Again, good work!

-Derek
flitzer
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 01:21 PM UTC
Another true gem from Jean-Luc.
Beautiful.
Its my kind of weathering too...just enough to look its used but not too much to damage the beauty of the thing. And looking at my weak efforts in this department its stratospheric. A very fine line has expertly been achieved.

As Big Mal (Holdfast) always says "You can never have enough Spitfires".......I'm sure he's drooling into his corn flakes.

Many thanks J-L

Peter
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 05:01 PM UTC
Awesome dosen't seem to do justice.

Keep up the good work.

Andy
TedMamere
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 11:30 PM UTC
Hi all!

Thanks for your kind words.
I knew you would like this one...


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Fantastic Jean-Luc.
You make converting these kits look so easy.



Andy, in this case it really was!

Jean-Luc
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TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2007 - 10:23 PM UTC
Hi Tuomas!

Thanks a lot for your kind words!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 11:31 PM UTC

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As Big Mal (Holdfast) always says "You can never have enough Spitfires".......I'm sure he's drooling into his corn flakes.



Your not wrong Peter Simply stunning Jean Luc, I love it, thanks for sharing

Mal
TedMamere
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2007 - 04:31 PM UTC

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I love it, thanks for sharing



Hi Mal!

I knew you would love this one...

Jean-Luc