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Mark Aldrich
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Greetings

1/72nd Scale ICM 109E-3 is completed.

Tamiya 1/72nd spitfir MkI under way.

109 Photos (obviously)

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Very cool Emil! I like the early schemes because although the camo jobs have less variations, there are more variations in personal markings. The painted out wing crosses are unusual. Is there a story about those? Also, how did you replicate those dainty antenna insulators in 1/72? Nice build!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Thanks Gil

The oversprayed wing markings are called for on the reference sheet for the 109 from JG51 based in France in August 1940. The reference for this aircraft called for the subdoing of the wing markings with RLM O2. these instructions came from the excellent decal sheet on Battle of Britain from Southern Expo model club in England. They are fantastic decals and great instructions. I posted the 109 profiles earlier.

 

The little cone like insulators were constructed based on a technique explained to me by Barry Numerick. Take a thick piece of Plastic and a small needle, heat the needle and slowly push it through. The needle cools as it goes through the plastica but retains enough heat to form a small cone on the opposite side. Slice off with a straight razor and the hole is already throgh the cone from the needle. I practiced on about 15 to get 2 good ones. :smiley20:

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Greetings

Progress moves on

1/72nd Tamiya Spitfire

Don't let the wrinkly decals scare you :smiley23:

 

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Moving On

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Dekkals still drying? Loking good! What gloss coat did you use?

 

GIL :smiley16:

 

Decals smoothed out

I used Future

 

May I ask if you know what happened to the other builds for this Group build?

 

Cheers

Bill

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Stuka is in progress but getting there slowly.

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Maintenance set and Middle East War builds have taken a backseat to a Italeri(Academy) Achilles I am doing for the Review Corps. Please everyone else keep building. However, with the NATS fast approaching, builders may be attempting to finish projects for that.

 

Mark

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Nice

Just checking.

I,m afraid personal issues will keep me from Phoenix and the show. SOOOO more effort for Battle of Britain. :smiley19::smiley19:

 

Spitfire needs some decent wing walk decals. in mail.

 

Polish Hurricane and Blenheim are in the bullpen. :smiley13:

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Moving Along

Spitfire 99%

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AZ Model Hurricane MK I

 

Some Build Photos

 

 

Flash

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More Flash

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Wing detail Improvements

 

Before

 

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After

 

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1/72nd Hurricane

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Cheers

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That Spit looks sharp and you're whipping that beast of a Hurricane into shape nicely! That flash reminds me of nearly every kit I built as a kid in the 60's. That picture should be posted in every thread where people complain about the "new" kits that have so many "fatal" flaws! Looking forward to pics of the finished models!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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I couldn't agree with you more.

Threw the glue in the Tamiya box and shook.Out popped the Spit. The AZ just laughed at me.

Good challenge for a modeler.

 

Thanks Gil

PS enjoy Phoenix.

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I know most are packing for NAts ...But

 

Spitfire is complete

1/72nd Tamiya Out of Box. aftermarket Decals

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Hurricane is 75 %

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Blenheim in bullpen

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Cheers

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I have completed the AZ Model 1/72nd Hurricane. :smiley20:

 

A bit of a challenge ,but what the Heck.

Blenheim looks to be the same type of challenge :smiley23:

 

Hurricane photos

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Bill,

 

Very nice job. I am considering starting one in the future. I'd love to hear more aobut what you experienced with the AZ Hurricane.

Thanks David

I will supply more details when I have completed all 5 models for this Group build.

 

I will say it was challenging,but not hopeless. Just shaking out some basic model skills

 

Cheers

 

Bill

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OK, who are you, what did you do with Bill, and what happened to that AZ Hurricane? That model looks much too nice to have come from that lump of short-run plastic shown earlier! :smiley2:

 

GREAT work! :smiley20:

 

GIL :smiley16:

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