Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop

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  • Tom Bebout said 11 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Ran into a little hiccup with the Bf-110, it’s missing it’s nose piece, so until I can secure a new one it’s on to the Spit. Looks very similar to the Tamiya Mk.I I did not long ago, nice detail not a lot of parts, and I assume the fit will be excellent. Just add an Uttracast seat and this won’t take long, he states confidently. Now what kind of sauce were you going to use when you eat your hat David?

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  • Louis Gardner said 11 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Sorry to hear that your 110 is missing a part. I’ll check out my kits to see if I have an extra laying around.

    But on a good note, the Spitfire looks like a nice kit to build.

    I think David said he liked spicy mustard. 😉

  • David A. Thomas said 11 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Hhmmm, this is getting interesting.

    I think we’d better put the whole “sauce” thing out for a vote to the Group Build membership–when the time comes, of course. A simple multiple choice test, if you will. Thomas, if you gold medal the thing like you did with little miss “Quanto Costa,” that’s Sriracha. If it’s a deadlock, I’ll do spicy German mustard. If the Spit has seen better days, well, it’s honey mustard, pal.

    The glove is on the mat in front of you…

  • Tom Bebout said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Got some model time in for the Spit. As the quotation goes, construction begins with the cockpit. So far everything is fitting well, did add a TD seat because I like the molded on hardness vs PE. Did a wash on the seat as well as the fuselage sides. Hopefully I’ll get some paint on this puppy this weekend.

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  • David A. Thomas said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Looking very nice!

  • Louis Gardner said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    The wash really brought out the details. Coming right along…………….. Looks good too !!!

  • Paul Barber said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Superb precision and contrasty colour in that cockpit Tom – not overdone in any way but enough to show every detail!

  • Tom Bebout said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Thanks Paul, for some reason I enjoy painting and detailing cockpits.

  • Tom Bebout said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Got some time in today on the Spit, we now have a fuselage with some wings and a cockpit inside her. And a pretty blue underside. But blast it all, I opened my bottle of Middlestone and of course its now hard as a rock. I’m off to Hobby Town for some paint.

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  • Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Tom, seems like it never fails, huh? Nice underside paint job!

  • david leigh-smith said 11 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Wonderful work, as Paul points out your work in terms of setting the contrast is great. I really like the way you make details ‘pop’.

  • Tom Bebout said 9 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Finally I’m back to the Spit, after completing the Bf 109F, finally got the Middle-stone sprayed on then added the brown camo. Used Model Master enamel for the Middle-stone and Tamiya red brown acrylic for the top coat. So far I’m not a fan of the kit’s decals. Having some struggles getting them to settle down with out tearing them. Should have gone the after market route, oh well live and learn. Not too far off with this being my third build for this GB. Are you there David, and can you still find that hat?

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  • David A. Thomas said 9 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Tom, given how gorgeous that Spit looks I think I’m actually relish eating the hat. You’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty! Incredible work and productivity. Many, many thanks, and have a happy new year.

  • Tom Bebout said 9 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Finally got the flat finish on her, added the wheels and prop, now the only thing left is antenna wire and then some pastel chalk for exhause. The decals fought me all the way, some silvering, some little wrinkles etc. However, I’m calling this one done. First I’ll finish the Pinot Noir that’s in the glass to celebrate. More pics on reveal day.

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  • David A. Thomas said 9 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Very nice work, Tom. You’re drinking Pinot Noir and I’m eating a hat. I suppose it had better be an English driving cap of sorts…

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