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Schibur

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I wasn,t active before, but i find that this GB is a great way to say HELLO to all of you [smile]
I started modelling exactly one year ago, and this website and ofc Bobby thought me a lot! ;D 
This GB is also a good way to finally start my Spit ZX-6 project. So at first i would say a few words about it [smile]
I come from Poland (and my English is comunicative but not fluent so don`t punish me for a mistakes [wink] ), and there was a lot of brilliant Polish pilots in RAF services during WW2. One of them was Stanislaw Skalski- the first Allied fighter Ace. He became Commander of the 145sqdn RAF, 1943 North Africa. That squadron was called "Skalski`s Circus", and his Spitfire from that sqdn was his most famous Spit, and ofc it`s the theme of my project [smile]

So let`s start it! [smile] Built is OOB, I`m using Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IXc early version kit (weekend edition), adding only Techmod decals.
I quickly build up the cockpit, painted with Mr.Color IGG C364. It`s well detailed, i used decals as a dials and i`m ok with the final effetct [smile]




Now it`s time to close up fuselage and join the wings.



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Welcome to your first group build. Looking forward to seeing this one. I do love a polish spitfire [smile]
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Hey 

Its looking nice so far, and yeah i think there was a lot of polish pilots based in Scotland during ww2

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Welcome and great start.
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Nice work!
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Schibur

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Thanks for all You comments [smile]
That was a beautifully spring Sunday in Poland yesterday! [wink] And i lovely spend it on my workbench [biggrin]
Fuselage halves are joined, wings are glued in. Almost all fits perfectly- the kit is stunning! All joints are filled, and sanded up. Only problems are in the engine cone section, however i`m fine with the final result [smile]
Now it`s rescribing and reriveting time... i hate it [frown] 
I have problems with my camera, so i had to take a photo by phone.







P.S. A canopy is a spare part, just to hide a cockpit. The main one is already masked and pre-painted in IGG, as it`s a frame color from inside [smile]


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Schibur

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I found a few more imperfections after filling joints, so i sanded them down and then i rescribed faded panel lines and rivets. Next step was to do exhausts, as they had to be glued before engine cover.
I primed them in flat black, next i apllied AK Dark Steel pigment on the tubes

Then i added some fresh rust pigment (my own mix from dry pastels)

And the final step was the old rust pigment in a few places (again my own mix) and tone it down by Tamiya smoke X-19.
Then i gave it a flat coat to protect and fade the effect.
 
The bottom one is close to the real effect (Photos still by phone [frown] )
Now they are safety in place, covered by Maskol [smile] At the end i`m going to add some fresh rust pigment, but not too much [cool]
So dirty jobs are finished right now, and now it`s painting time [smile] Spit gets a coat of Mr. color C8 as a primer, now i can see the final results of filling, sanding, rescribing and riveting, and i have to say that it doesn`t look bad [cool] I gave it a coat of a hairspray, as i want to scratch him a little [wink] It`s first time when i`m using Hairspray method, but i did tests on the spare parts and they fare well. 
Last what i`ve done is change the needle in airbrush for the 0.2 one- it`s time for preshading now [smile]
A good news for You- i found sollution for camera blurring and photos will be better for now [smile]









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papaiancook

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That's looking very nice
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Schibur

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Hello there!
It`s a time for a small update. I preshade the model with variation of basic colours shades, as i wanted an effect of a gentle differences for the natural look. I tried my first free-hand camo so share Your opinion about the effect! [smile] I wanted to do next step and spray roundel, however after problems with paintig yellow bars on the wings i had to consider it again and finally i`ve used a decals. (Hairspray is great for the scratches, but not the best for the paint hardness so had a lot problems with masking....)




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SimonD

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Looking really nice Mateusz. That is a cracking kit isn't it. Looking forward to seeing the finished Polish Ace Spit. 😊
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M.Brindos

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Somehow I skipped over this build. This is really nice work, mate. Impressive work with the rivetting!
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Schibur

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Thanks for all Your support [smile] Spit is almost done, i`ve got to add just a few little touches to it, but have no time to do that. Also i have to learn how to take a good photos, because i tried to photo it and the ressult wasn`t good enough.
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