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helldiver

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Go on then, never took part in a GB before.  No real decision yet as where to go with this yet but the QB resin stabilizers are en route as we speak. Maybe add a wee bit of metal, new decals and look forward to trying the new(ish) Tamiya RAF paints. Am not a Spitfire aficianado so will not be making any drastic alterations to what's in the box. Look forward to the craic but also wanted to support Mr Waldron and the site. Aidan


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Very nice kit there mate I really want to build that one in the future, look forward to the build 
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Look forward to her coming together sure you will do her justice and produce a stunning spitfire. Some useful reference material on  spitfires on http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com and http://www.cybermodeler.com with walkarounds etc. Hope these help.
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Looking fwd this one
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Thunderbird

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This is a big one, looking forward to the build . Are you going to do the 303 Sqn. aircraft?
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helldiver

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Right, here we go. I was thinking to myself why I was reluctant to post. Between good weather and holidays..etc...then came the real reason. This is my first group build and I was getting hung up trying to find the right colours for this that and the other, is this the right shape, what if this is wrong. You know what, it doesn't matter! Enjoyment and participation is what it's about ( I think!)
Very raw at the moment and am about to add the cocktail bits and some detail painting. I added the Eduard IP and have yet to attach some scratch built plumbing. Normally I would use an oil wash but bought these to try them. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321166285135 Not endorsing or have I any connection to seller.
Helpful comments most acceptable. Aidan
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This is looking really nice Aidan! I really want to see how this one goes together as I've just added one to my stash.

Andy

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Great start  and I would have to agree with you, it's about the enjoyment and not worrying about getting everything perfect. Have fun , looking forward to more updates 

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Trying to complete the Eduard 27 part etch seatbelts, pics to follow.
Reminds me of why I detest working with etch and ca glue! 

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For what it might worth...I've often read/seen/heard people use PVA (white) glue when working with PE. It's supposed to dry clear?

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I know what you mean Aidan. The 7-8 part one for my build caused some head scratching!!

I'm sure you will be OK. Looking forward to the next posting!

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helldiver

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Hi, almost completed the cockpit. A few tidy ups, wiring on the control column, glue marks on the seat etc. Removed and replaced the kit door ribs and crowbar with the crowbar painted int. green. I've seen people lambasted for painting red and the restoration pics that I am using as a reference has it aliminium! Not used to working with photo etch, I am torn between "never again" and "that doesn't look half bad. During one of those "never again" moods, I built the engine even though all panels will be closed. Not sure of accuracy but goes together well. Might just give a coat of oily black or something as it deserves it. There are detailed gun bays with clear covers, these too will be buttoned. No doubt I will build them up too, why is that? Thanks, Aidan








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That is looking 1st class Aidan, the cockpit details are very nice, tip with etch is if you want to fix it to a painted surface gently scrape a little of the paint off firstjust where you want a strong contact or I use Tamiya gloss clear for attaching on things like rivets etc on my car and bike builds.
Look forward to seeing this build develop,great job so far.

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Great looking cockpit  The photoetch looks good. Did you add the wires also? 
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777Driver

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Really coming along beautifully Aidan. Good spot on the colour of the crowbar, apparently it was never painted red according to my references. Keep up the good work.

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