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"Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« on: December 10, 2016, 07:15:50 PM »
Here is another very nice "cute" aircraft from Tiger Model: the Spitfire!

Parts are very nice; the only problem of those kits is the presence of big "plots" on the inner side of the canopy...
I will add the Retowings detail set (I'm the creator of that set, seatbelt excepted that was made by Dominique Jadoul)

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 07:21:12 PM »
First work was of course to remove the plots of the canopy; then sanding with different grades of sandpaper; use of three coumpounds - operation was made three times - and finally bath in Klir.

After that some work of the interior of fuselage with the insertion of detail set elements and use of Vallejo putty and miliput. The wheel bays interiors are also added and the guns are made more "accurates"...


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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 07:37:49 PM »
Decades ago Hasegawa do several of this egg planes, then for some time they was forgotten and as I see, we have expansion now :))

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 07:52:16 PM »
Decades ago Hasegawa do several of this egg planes, then for some time they was forgotten and as I see, we have expansion now :))


Expansion? No... Inflation :))
There are lot of new eggs or cute or deform kits. From Hasegawa, Tiger Model, AFV Club, Retrowings, and more...

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 07:50:06 PM »
White primer airbrushed

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 02:16:31 AM »
Nice !

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 05:18:27 PM »
Thank you ;)

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2016, 10:51:31 AM »
Some progress... To be noted that:

  • I don't think paint is necessary on the inner side of the wing element, but I prefer to avoid problem
  • Big mistake on the kit: there is no door traps for the rear wheel... To be removed then

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 07:27:52 PM »
Little progress

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2016, 09:36:14 PM »
I know that, a lot of work with little visible done ;)

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2016, 10:33:47 PM »
Yes but fun to do and always good to learn some techniques - like the fact to paint in dark grey the raised surfaces of the instruments panel...

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2016, 12:07:29 PM »
Yes, that instrument panel treatment is quite appealing.

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 08:29:25 PM »
Thank you Scott  :)

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2016, 11:54:52 AM »
nice progress mate !

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Re: "Cute" Spitfire Vb (Tiger Model)
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2016, 12:22:47 PM »
Thank you mate ;)