Academy 1/72 Spitfire Mk XIVc

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Two on the go, awesome. Looks like a reasonably nice kit Patrick. Much nicer than any Starfix offering ;)
 

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Ha-ha well now I know to avoid Starfix kits! ;)

The panel lines are very nicely engraved on this one - more Hasegawa than Airfix!
 

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another good pick,you going to combine the both,? ;)
 

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\ said:
another good pick,you going to combine the both,? ;)
Yep ! The Spitfire is going to be on the tail of the 109 Moni ;)
 
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Looks pretty good for 1/72, no fear. I guess though that the raised detail of that IP would lend itself to dry-brushing - even it it does seem to be looked at as a bit old-fashioned at times!
 
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Very nice Patrick. It is looking so good I assume you are using acrylics ;)

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Alasdair, there's nothing wrong with drybrushing, especially in this scale!

Laurie - yep, those special acrylics that are thinned with white spirit.... ;)

Thanks Polux! :smiling3:
 
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Looking good so far, Patrick. I'll keep an eye on this one as I fancy doing a Griffon-engine Spitfire myself some time. Watch out for those Academy decals - I've found them tricky in the past.
 
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How is that office not amazing? You're a maniac mate I can see the dial markings.

It looks great placed in the hull (aeroplane equivalent of hull) will the lid be open?
 
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Sharp looking cockpit Patrick, some fine detail in there. Don't know how you do it though, giant sausage fingers make Braille scale nearly impossible for me!
 

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Nice work Patrick. As Aaron said your cockpit looks good set up inside in the fuselage.
 

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Thanks Doug, I've heard that Academy decals can be difficult, so I'll be extra careful!

Aaron, the cockpit will be closed as the plan is to pose it ' in flight ' which is why I didn't bother too much with detailing the office.

Ha! Jason, with your skills I can see you doing great things in 1/72 ;)

Joe, the detail in the kit easily beats the Airfix new-tool Spits. You know the little circular covers along the front of the wings? Airfix have these

just as circles, whereas Academy show the fixings :smiling3:

So, a little update ...

Fuselage is joined to the wings. Everything fits well - I did mid-align the fuse & ended up doing a lot of filling & sanding :sad: Pilot is in

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Primed & ready for painting

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Underside painted

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Thanks for looking

Patrick

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