papa695s 1/72 Airfix Supermarine Swift

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This looks a beautiful kit Ian , the detail is great , i particularly like the option of seat , either with moulded belts or without , I wish more makers would give this option instead of expecting modellers to automatically shell out for pe ones. I'll be watching this one keenly , and i think its just gone on my 'to look out for ' list! Cheers tony
 
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Great detail, especially for a 1/72 kit. I look forward to seeing your progress.
 

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Ive started to get the seat and cockpit put together and painted. It is small.
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Nice work ian , the moulded on belts have painted up superbly , cheers tony
 

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This Airfix new mold kit went under the radar I reckon. It looks a great kit. Nice job on the cockpit so far Ian.
 

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Ive got the cockpit and engine done and fitted. I just need to put the 2 grams of lead in then I can close it up.
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All looking very nice. And only 2g of lead. My old Gannet needed so much lead, I had to put it in the wings !
 

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Looking good ian , theres not a lot of room for lead in the nose , good job it doesn't need a lot! My monogram black widow needed about 100g!! I had to fill the nose cone with lead( actually i melted some lead into a tin foil mould of the nose cone so the entire inside of the nose cone is solid lead!!)
 

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Got the wings put together and fitted a few little gaps but some filler will sort them out.
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Looking good. This is not an aircraft I've ever been interested in, but seeing your build, has changed my mind a bit.
 

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It's a nice looking aeroplane. Actually looks quite sleek in that black paint.
 

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Got this one painted now.
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Looking nice Ian. It seems a Supermarine swift might be first across the GB finish line.
 

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Really nice work Ian, the paintwork is superb.
As everyone has noted this does look to be a very nice kit and you're doing a tremendous job with it.
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P
 
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