Dave's Airfix 1/48th Mk XIX PRU Spitfire

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It is straightforward, I was just hoping they would not be in sight.  I have gone for filling as the ridges are not particularly raised so even thin plastic card would be a bit thick.
 

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Progress to date, things slowed because of travel for work the last couple of weeks.  I have managed to break the bar between the bulkheads behind the pilot but that should be easy to replace with plastic rod.  Only a tiny bit of filling needed so far.


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Coming on great dave , love the scratchbuilt belts, cheers tony
 

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Thanks Tony, I have real sympathy for Barry on his Mosquito build and tiny bits pinging off across the room.
 

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Main body of the aircraft is nearly assembled, last bit gluing now.  Just drilled out the exhaust pipes, but I thought I would do a before and after pic.
 

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Looks good Dave. Great job on the exhausts too.
 

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Thanks Joe.  


After what John said about the kit earlier you can see it.  The moulding is crisp and the fit has been good, but there is a lack of detail, the cockpit for instance was basic, there wasn't a decal option for the instrument panel.


it is a sea change in quality from the old kits, but lacks the detail of the new kits from Airfix.
 

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This us looking really good Dave that cockpit looks ace.
 

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Just got back from a short holiday back in the UK, so there has not been a lot of progress.


I got the kit primed just before I left. and the PRU Blue on last night, the intention is to try and get the masking on and the grey on tonight or tomorrow.  Hopefully another picture by the weekend.
 

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Managed to get the masking on and the grey sprayed this morning.  Not convinced at the moment I think the grey is a little dark against the blue.


I will leave it for the rest of the day and have another look tomorrow and make my mind up. 


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Looking good Dave.


I modelled my PRU Spitfire in the earlier 'pink' colour flying over the Scharnhorst. My aircraft had the wing roundels a lot more inboard than your box art....Might be as well to check just where yours should go....I don't know anything about your version, but It would be a shame for you to stick 'em on in the wrong place!


I hope you don't mind this little 'Heads Up'


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Coming along well. A simple thing like drilling out exhausts makes a real difference to the finished model.
 

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Thanks Ron, 


i will check the photos, unfortunately most you find are of the Battle of Britain flight aircraft which is recreating the original.
 

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Nice paintwork Dave, it's coming along nicely 
 

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Thanks Ron, 


i will check the photos, unfortunately most you find are of the Battle of Britain flight aircraft which is recreating the original.
i wonder if it's worth contacting Steve (stona)?


I'm sure he will be able to help re. Spitfires. He helped me loads when I was doing my PRU Spit.
 
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Got a little further, the base coats are on and had a gloss coat an decaying started.


I managed to wreck one of the two walkway decals so I took both off and have masked and sprayed the area instead.


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All the decals are now on and the walkways painted. Now to add the undercarriage and other small bits before another gloss coat and the weathering.
 
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