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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #195 on: July 08, 2018, 04:50:32 am »
But, hell, we build for ourselves first and foremost, right?

Absolutely! If you like it that's what matters, if others like it that's a bonus, if they don't ... Meh! Who cares?

Totally agree, sometimes it's the process which is as important as the finished article, whereas at other times you can really, really struggle but for some strange reason you end up liking the finished product ?  :rolleyes:
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds (UPDATED)
« Reply #196 on: July 28, 2018, 04:46:16 pm »
Hasegawa Spitfire Mk. I 1/72 acrylics w/ hairy stick (real world):













No mods other than to replace the mast that I lost and I had to mask for and hand paint the black lines on the wings. You'd think that even on an old kit they would have transfers for those! Nope, not in this one!   ;D

Build here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42778.2055.html
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #197 on: July 29, 2018, 01:05:36 am »
Spit looks great Brad C.
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #198 on: July 29, 2018, 01:07:32 am »
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #199 on: July 30, 2018, 12:32:36 am »
Does it pretend to run into a pane of glass?

Sorry... I couldn’t resist! :wacko:
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #200 on: July 30, 2018, 01:50:56 am »
Over me head, Greg!!!  ;D     
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #201 on: July 30, 2018, 03:54:50 pm »
As promised!  This is the first Spitfire I built back in 1991 or 1992? 93 maybe?  20-25 years ago, we'll just put it like that. I was 11, 12, 13....   something. I don't have no damn clue what mark it is or anything like that.... I didn't paint canopy framig, I didn't fix seams... I put the transfers right on top of matte acrylic paint (amazingly they seemed to have stayed on relatively well though!! ), etc etc 





Fully intact!! Even all five prop blades are still on it.  :lol:





Old meets new! 


This is the kit it came from:



I have the other three, as well. I've posted a picture of two of them I think? Maybe???  I dunno. I'll try to get them all togeth for pics though. I think one other is complete still but the others are missing stuff... 
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #203 on: July 30, 2018, 08:55:17 pm »
Over me head, Greg!!!  ;D   

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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #204 on: August 01, 2018, 05:13:09 am »
As promised!  This is the first Spitfire I built back in 1991 or 1992? 93 maybe?  20-25 years ago, we'll just put it like that. I was 11, 12, 13....   something. I don't have no damn clue what mark it is or anything like that.... I didn't paint canopy framig, I didn't fix seams... I put the transfers right on top of matte acrylic paint (amazingly they seemed to have stayed on relatively well though!! ), etc etc 
Based on the bubble canopy it looks like it's the very last Spitfire mark, F.24 (F.22 had bubble canopy too but was only used operationally by one squadron and the fuselage letters do not match to photos of that, F.23 was never built). There's certain symmetry here, the earlier build is one of the last Spits and the newer build is one of the very first (what with the two-blade propeller) ;D

EDIT: Royal Auxiliary Airforce used Mk 22 too, so could be that too, but my comment still stands.

EDIT 2: I googled, it's actually a Mk 22 of 610 Squadron from their time in RAuxAF. Oh well.
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #205 on: August 01, 2018, 06:40:03 am »
5 will get you 10 that it's the ancient Hawk kit, for years the only 1/72 Griffon engined Spitfire anywhere.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #206 on: August 01, 2018, 07:21:02 am »
5 will get you 10 that it's the ancient Hawk kit, for years the only 1/72 Griffon engined Spitfire anywhere.

Yup I remember getting that and feeling diddled because of the lack of undercarriage  ;D
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #207 on: August 01, 2018, 09:57:18 am »
As promised!  This is the first Spitfire I built back in 1991 or 1992? 93 maybe?  20-25 years ago, we'll just put it like that. I was 11, 12, 13....   something. I don't have no damn clue what mark it is or anything like that.... I didn't paint canopy framig, I didn't fix seams... I put the transfers right on top of matte acrylic paint (amazingly they seemed to have stayed on relatively well though!! ), etc etc 
Based on the bubble canopy it looks like it's the very last Spitfire mark, F.24 (F.22 had bubble canopy too but was only used operationally by one squadron and the fuselage letters do not match to photos of that, F.23 was never built). There's certain symmetry here, the earlier build is one of the last Spits and the newer build is one of the very first (what with the two-blade propeller) ;D

EDIT: Royal Auxiliary Airforce used Mk 22 too, so could be that too, but my comment still stands.

EDIT 2: I googled, it's actually a Mk 22 of 610 Squadron from their time in RAuxAF. Oh well.

Cheers!  Yeah,now that you mention it, it is pretty neat to have one of the first and one of the last together.  :mellow:

Now I just need to make the 3 or 4 in between!  ;) ;D
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #208 on: August 01, 2018, 10:00:21 am »
5 will get you 10 that it's the ancient Hawk kit, for years the only 1/72 Griffon engined Spitfire anywhere.

Yup I remember getting that and feeling diddled because of the lack of undercarriage  ;D

Sounds about right, this surely ain't got not UC (neither did the others ) and it has lots of glorious bigazz rivets and stuff. Wing pieces are in 1/3s and the wing roots up top are angled (vs. straight) and have a bit of a hockey stick thing going on.  I have to say, I really like it, though! Has a good look about it.
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Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Reply #209 on: August 01, 2018, 03:47:19 pm »

Now I just need to make the 3 or 4 in between!  ;) ;D


3 or 4?  :o

More like 33 or 34!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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