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Let Let Let - Warplanes => Aircraft Modeling => Topic started by: draken35 on April 04, 2015, 04:24:12 PM

Title: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 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

Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on April 04, 2015, 05:33:56 PM
Inspiration is great value in every project ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force on April 04, 2015, 05:43:38 PM
"Group Build"!

This is certainly a lovely kit and your enhancements will be even better!!
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on April 04, 2015, 07:09:45 PM
Thank you!

I will begin it very soon, letting probably the corsair in reserve...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: modellius on April 05, 2015, 09:09:20 AM
great project, the instrument panel is amazing !
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 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...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Akinator98 on April 05, 2015, 07:19:41 PM
Very nice!  :-ok
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on April 05, 2015, 08:40:38 PM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force 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.....
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 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
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force on April 13, 2015, 06:49:05 PM
Excellent seatbelt choice, mate!
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on April 18, 2015, 12:00:09 PM
I've airbrushed the interior green.

...Guess what I've forgotten to airbrush...?  :-red
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force 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.....
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 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.
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on May 03, 2015, 12:48:35 PM
Yaho definitely look great!! Do you have idea how to present it?
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on May 03, 2015, 01:52:31 PM
For the aircraft it will be one of the 350th with markings of Operation Rutter...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force on May 03, 2015, 02:05:23 PM
Good progress, and the panel is very nice!
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on May 03, 2015, 05:41:52 PM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: modellius on May 06, 2015, 03:27:34 PM
excellent !
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on May 06, 2015, 07:18:29 PM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on May 14, 2015, 10:58:41 AM
Some elements of the wings must be sanded for the European Theatre of Operations version. And as my kit had some minor scratches, I used Mr Surfacer 500 after sanding.

Now, another sanding day will be needed...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on May 26, 2015, 09:13:59 PM
After a long sanding stage and the use of no less than four grades of sanding paper, result is good and I can glue the wings to the fuselage
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: modellius on June 01, 2015, 10:16:29 AM
Nicely done
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on June 01, 2015, 05:05:06 PM
Thnak you! ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on June 07, 2015, 08:40:40 AM
Mr Surfacer 500 applied as putty
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on June 07, 2015, 08:56:18 AM
It work perfect as putty ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on June 07, 2015, 09:41:10 AM
Sure! ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on June 13, 2015, 03:42:13 PM
Sanding done. All seems OK, painting phase will begin soon...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on June 13, 2015, 04:01:06 PM
Very smooth, I like that stage of build :))
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on June 13, 2015, 07:04:07 PM
Thank you!

yes, this is a stage that comes with lot of satisfactions...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 07, 2015, 03:53:50 PM
Primer airbrushed...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 11, 2015, 09:12:05 PM
Little parts are painted. I will have to make corrections for the propellers (yellow); the masks were not correctly applied.

I have also airbrushed the Ocean Grey
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on July 11, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
Spitfires time :))
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 11, 2015, 09:25:27 PM
Well... Yes, sure! :))
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 13, 2015, 01:21:23 PM
Props corrected; undersurfaces masked and dark grey airbrushed...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 14, 2015, 05:08:47 PM
After having masked the surfaces that have to remain grey, I have airbrushed dark green. Then I removed the masks, chipped a little bit the surfaces; painted the lights...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on July 14, 2015, 05:26:20 PM
Soooo good :-clap :-ok
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force on July 14, 2015, 06:01:46 PM
Beauty!
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 15, 2015, 08:53:30 PM
Thank you!
This morning I've airbrushed Pébéo gloss varnish and then in the evening, decals...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on July 15, 2015, 08:55:29 PM
Fast man ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force on July 16, 2015, 07:09:16 AM
I agree, rapid Spitfire building here!
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 16, 2015, 06:56:38 PM
Well, not as fast as I wish... But I have accelerated the rythm, because two Spitfire XVI will follow... ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 17, 2015, 12:30:45 PM
Oil wash ("Black" from Abteilung 502)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on July 17, 2015, 02:01:03 PM
Details on :-clap
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 17, 2015, 05:35:16 PM
;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force on July 17, 2015, 06:06:13 PM
 :-ok
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 18, 2015, 10:56:24 AM
Thank you Scott!

Well, I've finished my Spitthis morning. Here are some photos; first three ones without flash and the other with.

Good result but not my best build ever...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: No.1 on July 18, 2015, 11:17:27 AM
Stunning work mate :-ok :-clap
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 18, 2015, 11:28:32 AM
Thank you mate! :)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Second Air Force on July 18, 2015, 03:40:46 PM
Yes, this is excellent, and gives inspiration for more Spitfires, I think!
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 18, 2015, 07:43:01 PM
Thank you Scott!

Well, I have 4 spitfires to build on my stash: Spitfire XVI Eduard (2; building has begun); Spitfire IX Eduard and Spitfire Vb Tamiya (yes, another one) all at 1/48th scale... And it remains in my stock two decal sheets from Syhart ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: zetman on July 20, 2015, 12:23:42 PM
splenditt work draken,really wonderful mate! As far as I know,we have used the same types of aircrafts during wwars and cold era.Well done,once again.Looking forward for your next spits.Cheers
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 20, 2015, 03:28:19 PM
Thank you!

next Spits will be the two MK XVI from the Eduard combo box...
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: zetman on July 20, 2015, 05:06:05 PM
thats really great,look forward watching the wip,I have it in 1/48 from ICM.
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: modellius on July 23, 2015, 03:45:17 PM
nice work
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on July 23, 2015, 06:45:47 PM
Thank you!

Well, next time, maybe same aircraft but at 1/32 scale... ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: Jicehem on August 02, 2015, 09:56:03 AM
Hello,

Beautiful Spitfire. Bravo !

Jicehem :-wave
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on August 02, 2015, 10:35:32 AM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: mfg495 on August 02, 2015, 03:28:16 PM
Great work and great photos  :-salut
Title: Re: 350 "Belgian" Sqn Spitfire MK Vb
Post by: draken35 on August 03, 2015, 05:54:10 PM
Thank you! :)