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Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« on: September 15, 2020, 07:00:44 AM »
Being done with the Brisfit, opened up for a start on Eduard's new Spitfire boxing.



There are a few very minor flaws but in all it looks like a fantastic kit. It should build into two great models. The last couple of days have been used for preparation. Most small parts have been removed and readied for primer and colour. One pad for each model...



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Re: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 09:12:05 PM »
Following along on this one . I have Tamiya's new release on the Mk.1 so it will be interesting seeing this unfold .


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Re: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 06:49:28 AM »
Thanks Terri! I've been working hard not to buy Tamiya's kit... Not that it isn't a fantastic kit, just a way to keep some money for later buys... Like this one. Tamiya's is a Mk.I but still later than the ones in Eduard's boxing, so there will be some differences.

The cockpits are nearing completion. And one of them will have the early ring and bead sight. I decided not to super detail them, so nothing but plastic and etch from the box.




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Re: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 05:57:34 AM »
I'm making some headway here as well. It's quite fascinating how quickly everything happens one you've assembled the cockpit tub.


The long nose of the Spitfire is one of many beatiful features, but there's always the risk not really getting rid of of that long seam. Filler applied! Another 'problem' with these very nice kits is the amount of surface detail. It's extremely nice, but you have to be really careful when glueing and sanding and lost rivets have to be replaced.



Wingtips, ailerons, horisontal stabilisers and elevators all attach without a problem and all of a sudden the Spitfire appears!


For the really early variants there are nice PE parts to attach, but if you mess upp the application you have to start over and then it's good to have two sets of said PE parts.



Also included in the box is a nice resin pilot.


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Re: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 09:53:50 AM »
Hey , those Spits are coming along great Fredrik .  :)

With that really fine rivet detail wouldn't it have better for Eduard to mold the cowl top as one piece so there is no seem to fill ?


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Re: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 04:40:20 PM »
Lovely Fredrik!

I agree with Terri, seems a bit odd as it will be nigh on impossible to do it neatly!

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Re: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 06:51:28 PM »
Thanks for dropping by Terri and Guy!

Well, you're right. It would obviously be easier if the cowling was a one piece dropfit. On Eduard's earlier Spitfires (Mk. IX -XIV) it's separate but still in two pieces split down the middle. I suppose it's something to do with the compound curves. For the later marks there are dropfit resin parts to be had.

This part of the Spitfire isn't the trickiest one though. The spine behind the cockpit is as visible and has a row of fine rivets on each side of the joint. This is an even trickier sanding job.

I have re-sanded now and re-primed. Next up is paint I believe. It's mostly a question of which to paint first, the Spitfires or the Fokker Eindecker?
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Re: Eduard 1/48 Spitfire story: The Few
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 05:31:53 PM »
Very fine. I will be watching the progress.
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