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Airfix Spitfire PR XIX 1/72 -- AndrewR & Narayan
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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2012, 12:33 pm 
I don't have 'free' time...I have 'get it while you can! Going cheap!' time. ;-)

(I also run an apparently popular Time Management course).


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MerlinJones wrote:
I don't have 'free' time...I have 'get it while you can! Going cheap!' time. ;-)

(I also run an apparently popular Time Management course).


I have "Grab a spare moment when you can, time".
This evening I managed to airbrush the tips of the prop with white primer while waiting for the basmati rice to cook :)
Equally importantly I found the kit canopy which I had put in that semi-mythical "Safe Place". :roll:

It's progress Jim, but not as we know it. :ha:

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2012, 11:45 pm 
Prop tips masked and primed!?!
And there's me just slapping on the yellow and then painting on the black.
Diff'rent strokes indeed.

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Yours can't be far off finished now then Narayan?


I applied some Matt Cote today Shaun and all is done now. I'll take a some pictures tomorrow in daylight.

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Prop tips masked and primed!?!
And there's me just slapping on the yellow and then painting on the black.
Diff'rent strokes indeed.

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Wat chew talkin' 'bout Willis? :ha:

The Vallejo acrylic yellows do not cover well with anything other than a white primer, so it's necessary. One of the downsides of acrylics. ;-)
I've also found that I get a much better look to the prop if I mask and airbrush than try to do it freehand. It's one area where I can do better than with the brush.

Here's the progress on both of my current builds, neatly encapsulated in one picture. Actually there's a third build there, a Revell SE5a, which has been dragged out for yonks.

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The yellow might need a second coat. The silver should be okay. The VA metallics are very good indeed. At least I have the canopy on now and the frames painted. With any luck, that will mean moving on to decals in short order.

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The art of multitasking isn't lost on you...


No, I have to, to get anything done at all ;-) At least I didn't try airbrushing while making the curry... :-D

I do find having more than two "active" builds on the go is more than I can manage easily!

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OK, this one is all set. I do like this kit, it goes together very well. The pru blue is a great colour and I like the Swedish Air Force option.

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Yes, that is great multi-tasking Andrew, together with handwritten notes - very impressive. I tend to use the stalling technique backed up with a Shelf of Shame upon which stalled projects can stare accusingly back at me until I take pity and recommence working on them. I can only deal with one at a time I'm afraid!

Very nice Narayan and I agree, it does look good in Swedish markings.

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That looks very nice Narayan. The PRU Blue and Swedish markings look very photogenic... :)

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Yes, that is great multi-tasking Andrew, together with handwritten notes - very impressive. I tend to use the stalling technique backed up with a Shelf of Shame upon which stalled projects can stare accusingly back at me until I take pity and recommence working on them. I can only deal with one at a time I'm afraid!


The post-it notes are used for notes, then masking, then as a palette for CA glue, and end their days as part of the terrain in a base. :)

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And in thrilling news this afternoon, I made a bread.and butter pudding, and put three decals on the Spitfire...

You can see two of them here, the other is under the wing.

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But then later on I was able to finish the decalling. There are no pictures of the bread and butter pudding though. We ate it. :ha:

One of the tail-wheel doors fell off during decalling. Fortunately I was using the white table, so blue painted plastic shows up really well!

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Then I unmasked the canopy and the propeller. The prop assembly is just blu-tacked on at the moment. The stand is one from a set of three Ikea candle holders. You get three of different heights for $5. I haven't figured out how to attach the model securely yet, a bit of blue-tack again at the moment.

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The prop needs a couple of very minor touch ups to remove a little silver from the blades, which are the Panzer Grey primer. It gives a nice dark effect without being too black. It's good for tyres too.

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The pitot tube and aerial need attaching, and a little weathering applied.

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Nice work Andrew, i love the color

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Nice work Andrew, i love the color


It's a homebrew mix, essentially 95% US intermediate blue, and 5% light grey.

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PostPosted: September 24th, 2012, 8:44 am 
A nice looking pair of Spits.
Given that so few historically-accurate schemes are available, it seems that whiffing might be the way to go for this lovely aircraft.

As a reminder on the stand front;
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