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Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:52:38 AM »
Hi all,
Long, long, long, long time no post.  A lot going on in the past few years, and little time for modeling.  I have been lurking, however, and enjoying the beautiful builds when I can find time. I am working my way back into things starting with the lovely Special Hobby Spad.  It will be finished in the captured markings seen in the photo of it behind Kraut's Fokker at Jasta 4' with the "Gute Leute" on the upper wing and the remaining SPA62 coq on the fuselage.  The machine was possibly flown by Udet. 

I am adopting what I learned from Antonio's fantastic build a while back.  I began by removing the extra access plates on the fuselage sides and reinstating the rib lines with Milliput.  Also the interior is done with just a few additions. 

Drew



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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 04:41:27 AM »
Great start Drew. The interior bits look awesome! Nice to see you back!
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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 10:35:34 AM »
Nice to see you back Drew , off to an excellent start on your Spad , nice wood tones  :)





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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 11:13:41 AM »
Thanks, Rick and Terri!  It's good to be back at it!
Drew

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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 07:01:39 PM »
excellent interior!
There are only two states to be in:  Queensland and blotto.

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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 03:49:19 AM »
Thanks!
Buttoned up and waiting for the humidity to drop to prime.

Drew


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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 06:49:21 AM »
Looks great buttoned up. I built one of these once and it looks like yours required about the same amount of filler as mine.
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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2019, 07:45:48 AM »
Thanks, Rick. It's mostly a pretty good fit.

Also working on making decals.  The coq I found online and Rick, were you the one kind enough to send me the scan of the old Americal sheet with the "Gute Leute"?
Drew

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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2019, 08:13:58 AM »
If me it was a while ago. I did have the sheet at one time but sold it several years back  ;D
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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 06:58:39 AM »
Slow progress, the fuselage required a lot of filling and sanding and repriming.  Now just about ready for color.  I sprayed the wings with Vallejo pale sand.  I think it needs a few drops of yellow.  It didn't adhere that well as you can see from the sanding scrapes.

Drew


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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2019, 01:54:13 AM »
Looking good Drew. Enjoy the painting process!
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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 06:10:16 AM »
Thanks Rick!  Not looking forward to shading all those ribs!
Color going on.

Drew


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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 07:38:33 AM »
Excellent!
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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2019, 12:30:12 PM »
Yup , thats going to be a lot of ribs to do , but she is looking good Drew and I'm looking forward to seeing more colour on her .  ;)




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Re: Special Hobby 1/48 Spad VII In Captured Markings
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2019, 06:27:28 AM »
Thanks, Terri and Rick!
Spads: so many ribs!  Shaded the undersides of the wings. I'll give them a light overcoat with the base color to even them out.

Drew