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Nevt545

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Hi Guys,

I know that this is a very late entry but I didn't think I would have time to enter this group build this time. I started the kit anyway and I think I might get done after all so I have decided to post it. I'm doing the Mk.XVI, I like the fact you can expose the engine and I plan to do some sort of maintenance type of thing. I will be adding some figures and maybe a car if time permits, remember it's about the Spit.

As far as what category to put myself in, I do not have a clue. I have been back into the hobby about four years but don't have the time to do anywhere near as much as I would like. On the other hand I have picked up some brilliant tips from the site.

Here is my entry :-









Watch this space it's going to come fast. Stay Tooned [thumb]

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Awesome...even if you don't finish in time, I want to see this dio!!

I'll be following closely. I want to see lots of photos of the figures [cool]

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i second that looks like a big build ahead lots of photo please [thumb][thumb]
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I started with the engine assembly and then a quick paint of the cockpit interior.



The engine went into the cradle with a really nice fit.



I've done a little weathering on the engine to make it look oily.



Also the cockpit interior where I just sprayed on a mix and let it find it's own way around. I removed the engine cowlings on the front so the engine can be seen. Won't see those pin marks so I left them.



That's all for now, Stay Tooned. [thumb]

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I had to sand down a lot of ejector pin marks from the inside of the wings so they would be a good fit.



I then put the fuselage halves together and sorted out yet more E P marks on the engine cowlings.



Next I assembled the cockpit because this type pits from underneath.





I made some seat belts, a bit crude but there is no PE going into this just mostly OOB.



I hand painted the instrument panel to give the impression of dials and it looks ok from a distance.



Once they are fitted in the fuselage I was quite pleased with it considering it's just a bit of scratch building.






Hope you are enjoying the build so far. Stay Tooned. [thumb]

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Nice scratch building there!

Did you use masking tape for the belts?

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Looks like you are out of the gate quick. I agree that even if you don't finish in time for the end of the group build [but I hope you do], this should be very interesting
given all the elements we are seeing in your initial pics. Looking great so far. Best wishes as you continue. thank you for the pics so far and looking forward to each posting.

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Thanks for the comments, Yes I used a length of 2mm tape and painted it. It's got that stand off effect.

Next I attached the wings and it was quite a job to get them to join together.



The fit was very poor, once the front was lined up the rear of the wing was no where near fitting. I used Vallejo plastic putty to fill in the gap between the wing and fuselage, a brilliant tip from Bobby.





I needed a more sand-able putty for the larger gaps so for that I used Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty, It's very similar to the other but it dries harder and doesn't seem to shrink back much.







One last thing for now, I saw a technique somewhere to cut the corner off the wing and fill it with CA glue to make a light.




I gave it a try and it came out really well, I didn't even have to sand it, it just found it's own way around. What do you think?



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That light trick is really cool!

What type of CA glues did ya use? I assume a thick zap-a-gap type of thing?

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It was a medium vitalbond but 2 or 3 years old so it's got a bit thicker now.
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Looks perfect to me--just like the "real thing". I am sure that it is sturdier than Micro Krystal Klear.
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Hi Guy's,

Now it's time for the painting stage. I used Vallego surface primer and then the wobbly pre-shading.







After painting the under side with XF-83 (forgot to take a picture) I did the top all over with XF-82. The reason I did this was to try a different technique. The plan is to paint all over, then use Maskol and paint in the como pattern and then put down it XF-81 green. I post shaded the XF-82 before I went any further.





Once the Maskol was painted on I went over the pre shading for the XF-81 and then put the paint on and post shading.







The result was a crisper and more jagged line that I am not too keen on. I think I will go back to the old faithful worms next time.



Hope I'm not putting you all to sleep, if not as always, Stay Tooned. [thumb]

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I'm glad that you gave the maskol a run. I bought its counterpart, Microscale Micro Mask, and I have looked at every masking situation since the purchase to see if the MMM would work for me.
I used it several times on the Spitfire group build [but used the worms/sausages for the camo]. I think it is a great product, but definately has its own strengths and weaknesses. Tanks for posting more pics of your great build. I NEVER GET BORED/SLEEPY SEEING what other people do in their builds.Never. Have a good weekend!

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Thanks for your comments, you need to test things and learn from what you find don't you. I hope my build turns out half as good as yours, it's superb.
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