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TedUSA

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"Disaster control here"----what was I going to do? order more decals? try to paint the decal back?
I looked on the decal sheet again [it is cut in various pieces] and saw some leftover roundels that were
meant to be used on
a different version of the spitfire. I found a roundel that FIT but there was no yellow
stripe on the outside. There was an American Roundel
with a yellow border that fit. Piece by piece by piece
the damaged roundel was repaired. WHEW!!!



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Counting the broken Canopy pieces and this decal snafu, that's 2 disasters diverted ONLY because the kit
had duplicates for doing several versions. Otherwise I might be totally stalled! One more "disaster" and that is strike three!

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FINALLY ready for weathering






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It seems that this GB are an excellent way of developing our ability to overcome adversity - my Spit has also had SNAFU syndrome and rather than bin it, I have kept on.  Keep up the good work, its looking really smart.
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R,
thanks for the encouragement. I saw where you have had to fight through multiple problems, BUT you kept going and I admire that.
As Winston Churchill said, "Never, ever, ever, Never QUIT! Best wishes on the remainder of your build and your projects in the future.

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Okay, I worked on the weathering, but not in the form of post shading....I got cold feet. Need more practice before i risk
creating a disaster on this build by spraying over decals and such. 

1.I made up some black/brown thinned oil for pin wash on the panel lines. Went "OK".

2.Next I shaved some pastels and applied, brushed--it was "OK".

3.Finally, I added some chipping. Problem is, I got a bit carried away and forgot the adage, "less is more". I spent the
morning doing some touch up/coverup
of some of the chipping. I think the OTT chipping may be my strike three?

1. broke canopy pieces
2. Decal disasters
3. OTT chipping and coverup

Next step.........?  Maybe something to kind of blend everything together--perhaps a pastel dusting/brushing??

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Don't give up Ted. Your Spit looks great. I love that you choose Polish markings for your Spitfire. Keep up good work.[thumb]




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Hi Ted, you're far too sore on yourself. I bet if you asked our host if he gets everything right first time, all the time, he would laugh out loud. Don't lose sight of the fact that you should enjoy your hobby. It never ceases to amaze me, some of the howlers I make. Last night I painted the unmasked side of the armored glass Doh! You are doing a great job, keep it up and ENJOY! Aidan
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I know your not the type to just give up Ted, Helldiver said it perfectly we all screw up Look what happed to my Spit. We all have to start at the beginning even when it's just coming back after a long while. With all the new things we have to learn its like starting all over again ..and your spit looks great!!
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Keep the good work[thumb]
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TedUSA

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I really appreciate the support and positive comments from everyone. No, I won't quit. I've been on a mini vacation the last few days but I will be back at the bench and sort out my weathering woes then. If I have to strip paint and decals down and start back at priming,I'll do that [last resort].Its a great kit and I have the tools and materials I need. I simply got too excited. Got to  S  L  O  W  way down and progress in a careful manner to finish the course. Patience is a virtue in all avenues of life. "Damn the torpedoes and full steam ahead!" Hope everyone had a great weekend.
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Latest workbench activity. I decided to begin with dry pastel rub/brush/wipe to see if the results would be
sufficient to help cover some of the "corrections" to my OTT chipping.

1. I mixed some black,white,med gray,and a touch of med. green pastels.

2. scooped onto surfaces--then rubbed with cotton wool buds, then brushed,wiped with a cotton cloth,
   
3. and finally used damp cotton wool buds section by section to create variations in the weathering.

I need your opinions as to the results. I am about 90% satisfied. I still need to AB some black on the MG streaking
and the exhaust also. I weathered the small bits and pieces when I did the weathering on the spit in the pictures.

The Spitfire is very "dirty"



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very very nice work. keep the good work coming. hope mine looks half as good as yours.
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TedUSA

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Thank you for the positive comments and encouragement. I am sure you will do fine. I've made a ton of mistakes on
this "return to modeling" after over 40yrs. I have a lot of bench time available and I was able to deal with the problems.
In addition, my kit had a lot of decals for variations as well as a double set of canopy pieces. If it had not had these features,
I would be at a brick wall X2!

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TedUSA

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On the bench this PM [2315 US]. My OTT chipping was also present on the propeller blades. the spinner
chipping was fine, but the blades looked horrible. I began to mask the spinner with tape, then thought
I would use the Micro Mask I just bought. I brushed a good coat of PLEDGE over the spinner and
let it dry all day today [10/22/13]. This PM I applied the Micro Mask solution. I will sand some more and
paint tomorrow. Yellow for the tips, let dry, PLEDGE, mask, and paint the blades.


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