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350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« on: April 04, 2015, 04:24:12 PM »
I will begin same kit than "Second Airforce" Scott: the 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire MK Vb "Trop".
I bought that kit some years ago at a very attractive price but even at that moment I knew that I will not build a desert Spitfire but an aircraft that flew with the Belgian pilots of the 350th Squadron during WWII.

With the kit I will use Syhart decals (great quality) and the SAC metal landing gears; from the PE from PART I will only use the seatbelts and I will of course use the splendid instrument panel made by Yahu  :-love :-love :-love


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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 05:33:56 PM »
Inspiration is great value in every project ;)

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 05:43:38 PM »
"Group Build"!

This is certainly a lovely kit and your enhancements will be even better!!

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 07:09:45 PM »
Thank you!

I will begin it very soon, letting probably the corsair in reserve...

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 09:09:20 AM »
great project, the instrument panel is amazing !

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 04:03:53 PM »
Thank you!

Well, that's started now. First stage was to remove all useful parts from sprue. Then I've drilled holes in some parts of the structure; I have removed the instrument panel of the kit and just to see what will be the result with Yahu one, I've placed it on kit part: stunning!  :-love :-love :-love

Then I've washed the canopy parts with Klir...

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 07:19:41 PM »
Very nice!  :-ok

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2015, 08:40:38 PM »
Thank you! ;)

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 09:13:05 PM »
Yes, drilling those holes in the bulkhead frames is so easy and adds extra detail. The instrument panel looks really fantastic. I'll paint my kit-provided panel for comparison, maybe even tonight.....

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 04:01:50 PM »
First, I have removed the seatbelts from PART: there are not correct. I've ordered for Eduard ref 49006 WWII UK seatblets that is perfect.
Then I've airbrushed white primer

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 06:49:05 PM »
Excellent seatbelt choice, mate!

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 12:00:09 PM »
I've airbrushed the interior green.

...Guess what I've forgotten to airbrush...?  :-red

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 03:20:46 PM »
I confess that I am so lazy that I attach the transparencies before spraying the interior color.....

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2015, 12:21:43 PM »
Back to the Spit...

I have used wash from Citadel Colors and then Tamiya pastels.

It was time to place the instrument panel from Yahu: gorgeous... Stunning... So beautiful!

Then half fuselage are glued together as well as the canopy elements.

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Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2015, 12:48:35 PM »
Yaho definitely look great!! Do you have idea how to present it?