Spitfire IX 1/72 finished page 4

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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Smokejumper » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:28 pm

Holy shit dude. Nice bloody work.

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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Miki » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:56 pm

Faster than Ed !
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Tex » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:15 pm

Looks Great. I'm not sure what paint you use but wanted to pass on my experience with Mr Levelling Thinner with Tamiya paint. I just got some and have to say the results through an airbrush are really fantastic. I think it has retarder or some other magical ingredient in it. If you use Tamiya paint through an airbush you ought to give it a try.
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:29 pm

If you use Tamiya paint through an airbush you ought to give it a try.

I use alcohol as thinner, but if it works great with Mr Hobby colors Tamya's are less fine with it.
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Kondor » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:33 am

Levelling Thinner is a way to go, really! Stinks to high heavens, but goes perfectly with both celulose and acrylic based Mr Hobby paints and with Tamiya acrylics as well. Gives that nice smooth satin finish once the paint is dry. Love it!
Usually I use 4 parts of LT and 1 part of paint- great mix to spray on low pressure, making it possible to paint very precise and thin lines.
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:40 pm

Duxford is over, it's time to go back to work
Masking the canopy and the cockpit carefully, thanks to the Eduard masks included in the kit.
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Adding the last PE pieces
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And spray the interior green on the cockpit, it has to be visible after the camo colours coats.
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Then start the first steps of the most exciting part of the build: the camo painting and weathering. But it start slowly with the basecoat..
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And the preshading.
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To be continued...
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:22 pm

Back to the supermarine workshop

Painted and masked the undersides
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Re-done the preshading wich were erased by the underside medium grey
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And painted the ocean grey, the poor october light prevent the picture to show all the shades of the grey. It has to be verry subtle because of the scale but there are three tones of grey plus the preshading
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To be continued...
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Tex » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:16 am

Watching your progress. I've just started playing with the pre-shading and black basing. Not sure how to make it work on two tone camo.
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Secu » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:30 am

Not sure how to make it work on two tone camo.


For preshading, after 1st color has been masked, I do it again before spraying the 2nd one. I'm also curious about black basing, but I think it's more suitable for big scale 1/32 or 1/24.
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Re: WIP Spitfire IX 1/72

Postby Kondor » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:26 am

Preshading and masking depends on scale. In 1:48 you can go free hand as the camo on WW2 planes rarely was crisp and sharp edged. The alternative is to use a lifted masks made from rolls of blue tack and pieces of masking tape or paper. The effect would be soft or semi soft edged camo, very appropriate for scales bigger than 1:72. In 1:72, however, you would need to use masking tape cut into proper shape and applied directly on model.
My way is to basecoat the model with Gunge C8 silver and then give it a fee persuading lines with colors two tones darker than the color of camo that will go on top. Of course that doubles the workload as you need to plan which color goes where on the surface and use different colors for preparing but the effect is very much worth it. After that a coat of varnish is applied and from now on I can do as much masking as I want without fear of ruining the work previously done.
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