Spitfire IX 1/72 finished page 4

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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:16 pm

Weekly update

I filled the gaps with putty
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and sanded ...
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sanded again... it's a borring but unavoidable task.
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For a perfect result I use Mr surfacer after putty
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And of course sanding one more time with the finest sand paper I have, grade 1000 and 2000
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Then I readyed my srcibing tools
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And started rescribe the panel lines wich were errased by the sanding operation
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re engrave the rivets
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The best way to control your work is to look at the model with light in front of you. It makes the model shining and as you can see the surface, the panel lines and rivets are nearly perfect
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That's all for this week
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Bunny » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:21 pm

:shock: :nice:
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Biggs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:12 am

Very nice so far secu, thanks for sharing :nice:
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Grumpy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:32 pm

Every time I think of building a model, I look at the artistry of the people here, and I just give up the notion. Beautiful stuff, Secu :nice:
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Redeye » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:50 am

You roll on the rivets??? That is some impressive stuff!

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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:10 am

You roll on the rivets???


Only those that were erased by the putty/sanding operation, not all you see in the picture, 95% are form the original mould.
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Bonkin » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:52 pm

Nice work Secu. Surely re-scribing is worse than sanding though?
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:19 pm

Hy

Just some pictures, I was in hollyday and only worked a little on the Spit

Today she looks like this :
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PE radiators, verry nice details
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Now I'm building the "little things wich take long times"
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And drilled little holes...
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Surely re-scribing is worse than sanding though?

The advantage in mastering rescribing is that you haven't to worry about filling gap and sanding. You can rebuild everything you erase with your sandpaper (or nearly everything, I'm not so gifted...)
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:24 pm

A little bit of work today, let's go for the prop
First primer
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Then yellow
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masking yellow
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After dark grey with lighter grey on the leading edge
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Maskol pathches done with sponge
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spray a black thin layer
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Removed the maskol, the effect is a little bit overdone
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Another thin coat of black to tone down the effect.
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masking again
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Sky colour, with preshading, or prelightning depends of your point of view
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Done
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That's all for today, I have to weather and give a more operational aspect to the prop but later.
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Wiggy » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:32 pm

Awesome Secu! :nice:
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