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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Final Part 3 Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk. IXc Build


As you can tell from the dates of the posts, the engine took a lot of time to complete. I built the engine and added wires to spruce up the detail. After I finished building the engine, I put on the engine cowling. They had a lot of space around the panels. I attributed this to a few reasons, the wiring on top was too much for the space provided and the precision molding required building the framing before painting with an airbrush. I made a few changes and put it back together. The fit, as you can see from the photo, was alright.

After the building was complete and the painting done, I added a wash with artist oils and thinner. Next came the decals. Most worked well and the system for the emblems under the wing great when using Micro Sol. The yellow leading edge decals were hard to work with as well as the tips of the propellers. I would advise painting with insignia yellow instead.

Some of the options for the kit can be changed on the fly. Changing the landing gear is easier and better than expected. The prop comes off but I decided to leave it on as it does not reveal any details.

That pretty much concludes the build. I am hoping I wont be disappointed with future builds as they likely will not have the same quality. I think my next build is going to be a P-51 Mustang with a highly polished Alclad finish and an Aires cockpit. Cameron





 

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