Author Topic: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!  (Read 1362 times)

Offline gedmundson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 874
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2021, 07:36:09 AM »
That really turned out well Guy. Oustanding piece of work. Love that cockpit detail and subtle weathering overall.
Cheers,
Gary

Offline kensar

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1621
  • Reshaping the world - one piece at a time.
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2021, 09:21:43 AM »
That's one hot looking Spit!

Offline FAf

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 570
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Camo Pt2
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2021, 04:14:16 PM »
Fredrik, like you I wasnít overly impressed with the Eduard stencil decals - so I tried your scratching method. I actually just lifted a corner and peeled off the carrier film with tweezers - as you said, it left the lettering and looked painted on! Amazing  :o

Did you treat them with any decal fluids like Micro Sol? I did, so if you didn't then that might explain why I had to scrape them off and you could just lift them off.

Really beautiful work! I really should get mine finished...
/Fredrik

Offline Gisbod

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2270
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2021, 06:34:13 PM »
Thanks all  :D

Inspired me to order one, even though Iíve got other Spitfire kits in the stash. ;D  Very nicely done.

Best regards,

Bob


I donít think youíll regret it Bob, itís a pleasure to build  :)



Fredrik, like you I wasnít overly impressed with the Eduard stencil decals - so I tried your scratching method. I actually just lifted a corner and peeled off the carrier film with tweezers - as you said, it left the lettering and looked painted on! Amazing  :o

Did you treat them with any decal fluids like Micro Sol? I did, so if you didn't then that might explain why I had to scrape them off and you could just lift them off.

Really beautiful work! I really should get mine finished...
/Fredrik


No I didnít Fredrik, it was weird though - itís like a dry transfer, it literally peeled off in one piece leaving the lettering behind. I donít know if it was Eduardís intention, but the final effect is really cool!

Thank you for mentioning it though - if you hadnít it would have been another one for the bin under my bench! (Itís getting quite full down there...  ???)



Guy
ďOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth -
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.Ē

P.O. John Gillespie Magee 1941

Online lcarroll

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8052
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2021, 12:04:21 AM »
    Wonderful Spitfire Guy, and it will really spice up that new display cabinet you've ordered. The very subtle wear and weathering looks exactly as you had stated you wanted for future Builds, "So there will be a nod to weathering, but, frankly, not a lot." You've achieved Lots of realism but a very clean effect, nicely done!
Cheers,
Lance

Online RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15845
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2021, 12:26:04 AM »
The finished product is Excellent! Those peel off stencil decals look fabulous as does the final painting and subtle weathering!
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline Gisbod

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2270
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2021, 01:40:25 AM »
Ah thanks Lance,

But Iím still tempted to do factory fresh models - I just always give in at the end!

Cheers Rick  ;)

Guy
« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 06:57:12 AM by Gisbod »
ďOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth -
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.Ē

P.O. John Gillespie Magee 1941

Offline lone modeller

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4108
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2021, 06:35:49 AM »
That looks superb Guy. To see an early model in the black/white scheme is also a treat. The weathering is spot on IMO. That will be a real gem in your new display cabinet.

Stephen.

Offline pepperman42

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3531
  • Sergeant, my brown pants.......
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2021, 11:52:46 AM »
Very nice results!!

Steve
I was clean,shaved and sober and I didnt care who knew it.

Offline bobs_buckles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3421
  • Wingnutter!
    • Bobs Buckles
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2021, 05:44:42 AM »
Looks lovely, Guy.

Nice!

vB  :)



https://www.bobsbuckles.co.uk/

Perfection is paralysis.

Offline Gisbod

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2270
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2021, 07:10:16 AM »
Thank you!

 ;)


Guy
ďOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth -
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.Ē

P.O. John Gillespie Magee 1941

Offline Dave W

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1142
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2021, 11:59:44 AM »
Fantastic model Guy! I love the finish too. I'm currently torn between projects but the Tamiya Spitfire keeps calling my name saying "me next!". Many thanks for sharing with us.

cheers

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia
Owner and Administrator of ww1aircraftmodels.com and forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com

Offline dr 1 ace

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1989
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2021, 11:49:20 AM »
Sharp clean build , excellent craftsmanship !

Ed
Life is short, enjoy it, nobody gets out alive.

Offline PrzemoL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3536
  • There was Eru... and he made first the Ainur...
    • Przemysław Litewka
Re: New Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I *Finished!
« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2021, 09:07:50 AM »
One never gets bored of Spitfires, especially when so elegantly modelled. Congratulation!
Ash nazg durbatuluk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatuluk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.