Jim Rs Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Vampire T.11 - Part 2

Jim R

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Here we are again. Part 2 with all the bells and whistles. The kit is the same but not the Starter Kit, it has different decals. I love the box art so that is the version I'll be doing.

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I shall use the airbrush, decent glue, decent paint, MicroSol etc - all the things I missed last time. I also have the PE set, mainly to enhance the cockpit.

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I also have the canopy masks which people have kindly explained how to use on another thread - thanks guys :thumb2:

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My only fear is how I'll feel if it turns out worse that the Part 1 effort :rolling: Although to be honest it is such a lovely little kit that I am quite confident it will be fine.

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That etch set looks the business Jim - should really enhance the cockpit
 

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Well it has been a trial. Using PE on a two seater cockpit at 1/72 scale is ultra fiddly and incredibly time consuming. Anyway it is done and next I'll fit it between the fuselage halves.
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Sorry - the camera decided it didn't want to focus or I had the shakes :sad:
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So much better than the Part 1 version
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Wow what a difference jim , it looks excellent, cheers tony
 
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Like chalk and cheese. Part 1 looks good but part 2 is a massive step up. Very nice indeed.
 

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Well that certainly made a difference!
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Hi Jim,

The pit looks fantastic and a true credit to your modelling skills Sir!!! A pint probably didn't hurt doing this either, did it…….
 

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Missed this one till now Jim…

Great looking cockpit, fiddly but rich in detail. :thumb2:
Colourful scheme that box-art one has.:smiling:
 

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Wow Jim, it's like stepping into a total make do or having a face lift. Part 1 was good but this is leaps and bounds better. Neatly done ...no glue stains visible. It's always great to have the heart of the plane done well.

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Jim, now that is a cockpit!
Superb workmanship and in 1/72!
Very nice.
 
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Very hard to believe that's only 1/72 Jim. Very fine work indeed.
 

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Just to show this is still plodding on. Build mainly complete. Stynylrez grey primer.
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I was going to preshade before the top coat but I didn't for two reasons. Firstly I am hopeless and have never yet done a preshade which I didn't obliterate with my heavy handed airbrushing :thinking: Secondly the decals cover so much of the model I though later weathering would be enough.
Top coat of Vallejo Metal Color aluminium.
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This is the decal instructions. The ones for the wing leading edges actually fold round to the underside :flushed:
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Looks like a disaster waiting to happen!
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Hi Jim, completely missed the start of this one. Quite some thing to miss! Really love that cockpit. And good one on the paintwork. Can you - during next update - take a photo with a real life object like a pen or lighter besides it? Just to show a sense of scale, and probably give an insight of your mental health after working with 1/72nd scale :D.

Keep up the good work chap!

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Neat start at the paintwork Jim, agree with your choice to leave the pre-shade off :thumb2: .
With so much decals you won’t see it and later on the decals can be blended in during the post-shade and weathering:smiling:.
 
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