A trio of seafires on the way.

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    A trio of seafires on the way.

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:19 pm

    I think that this was a bit too much this time. 3 seafires on the line. All 1/48th.
    1. Special hobby Seafire mkIII
    2. Airfix Seafire mk XVI
    3. Airfix Seafire mk.46

    The first 2 are ready from major paintwork, with the latter needed major cleanup of the joints and on to spraying.
    p.s. - sea hurricane in progress as well using the MDC conversion. - I need a break from Fleet Air Arm after this, next US.Navy.

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    Post  AdriaN on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:42 pm

    your gloos coatings are amaizing! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad how is all i ask! bounce

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:55 pm

    No words JF for the spray and production.... affraid

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:06 pm

    skyhigh wrote:No words JF for the spray and production.... affraid

    Thanks

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:11 pm

    AdriaN wrote:your gloos coatings are amaizing! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad how is all i ask! bounce

    1st - very light sanding in between coats (not very advisable on natural metals) and build it up in layers, not in one go.
    2nd - the mkIII is the usuall modelmaster laquers, which I found quite good but the drawback is that it yellows over time.
    3rd - the mk XVI is the new alcad gloss cote which is solvent based not acrylic. it goes on ok and dries relatively quick but still have to get used to it, and most importantly it should not yellow over time.

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    Some progress

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:15 pm

    Decals and wash of the airfix seafire mk XVI done. Used the kit's decal and I must say, they are a great improvement over previous airfix decals I used!! Still coming to grips with Alcad clear coats, as it is still a learning process, but mostly positive.





    on a negative note, progress on the mk.46 is back to assembly. It was ready with camo scheme but the testor lacquer I used somehow reacted with the paint ending up with an orange peel gloss coat. Tried several time to rectify by sanding/reapply gloss coat to no effect. The final solution was to strip the paint down to plastic, which ended up in breaking the wings, so it is a restart! Crying or Very sad

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    Post  Proximo41 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:27 pm

    Dr.Manche' at his best. Proset Joe!!!

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    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:00 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:
    on a negative note, progress on the mk.46 is back to assembly. It was ready with camo scheme but the testor lacquer I used somehow reacted with the paint ending up with an orange peel gloss coat. Tried several time to rectify by sanding/reapply gloss coat to no effect. The final solution was to strip the paint down to plastic, which ended up in breaking the wings, so it is a restart! Crying or Very sad

    That sucks Joe Sad Not sure I would have the courage to do the same Suspect


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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:10 pm

    Thank you Proximo, but still a long way to go!!

    Wayne, I did have much options left to do about it. I was left with only two options, strip it back to plastic or blow it to kingdom come, I went for the first one, although the second option comes into effect straight away if something else happens!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:47 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Thank you Proximo, but still a long way to go!!

    Wayne, I did have much options left to do about it. I was left with only two options, strip it back to plastic or blow it to kingdom come, I went for the first one, although the second option comes into effect straight away if something else happens!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad



    lol! lol! blow it to kingdom come lol! lol!

    No ..No not you Joseph you are a very patient man...very cool.. when it comes to modeling of course... Cool

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:02 pm

    skyhigh wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:Thank you Proximo, but still a long way to go!!

    Wayne, I did have much options left to do about it. I was left with only two options, strip it back to plastic or blow it to kingdom come, I went for the first one, although the second option comes into effect straight away if something else happens!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad



    lol! lol! blow it to kingdom come lol! lol!

    No ..No not you Joseph you are a very patient man...very cool.. when it comes to modeling of course... Cool



    It won't be the first one - Helldiver, Hellcat, CH-53 and P-51. I next to becoming an ace!!! Twisted Evil lol! lol! lol! lol! Wife coming in, Hellcat going out at the same time buzzing close to her head, was near collision because of a small scratch on the canopy!!! When it flips it flips!! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    p.s - forgot the Esci 1/72 F-4D, had a close encounter with a sledgehammer, guess who won!! lol! lol!



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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:04 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:
    skyhigh wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:Thank you Proximo, but still a long way to go!!

    Wayne, I did have much options left to do about it. I was left with only two options, strip it back to plastic or blow it to kingdom come, I went for the first one, although the second option comes into effect straight away if something else happens!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad



    lol! lol! blow it to kingdom come lol! lol!

    No ..No not you Joseph you are a very patient man...very cool.. when it comes to modeling of course... Cool



    It won't be the first one - Helldiver, Hellcat, CH-53 and P-51. I next to becoming an ace!!! Twisted Evil lol! lol! lol! lol! Wife coming in, Hellcat going out at the same time buzzing close to her head, was near collision because of a small scratch on the canopy!!! When it flips it flips!! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!




    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  Wayne on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:05 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:
    skyhigh wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:Thank you Proximo, but still a long way to go!!

    Wayne, I did have much options left to do about it. I was left with only two options, strip it back to plastic or blow it to kingdom come, I went for the first one, although the second option comes into effect straight away if something else happens!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad



    lol! lol! blow it to kingdom come lol! lol!

    No ..No not you Joseph you are a very patient man...very cool.. when it comes to modeling of course... Cool



    It won't be the first one - Helldiver, Hellcat, CH-53 and P-51. I next to becoming an ace!!! Twisted Evil lol! lol! lol! lol! Wife coming in, Hellcat going out at the same time buzzing close to her head, was near collision because of a small scratch on the canopy!!! When it flips it flips!! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!




    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!


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    Post  AdriaN on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:10 pm

    Ive heard alclad clear stinks to high heaven!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:52 pm

    AdriaN wrote:Ive heard alclad clear stinks to high heaven!

    Smells a lot like white spirit. Obviously it won't smell like a rose bath! lol!

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    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:47 am

    Exceptional as EVER JF cheers I love you

    P.S. I love your quote "when it flips it flips" lol!

    I did it once (can't remember with which, maybe it was Monogram's 1/48th P39 Airacobra Laughing @ least I can still remember a few wingy names pale Marco pls note & don't be too harsh with the punishment pale ) & Joseph my bro did it with the Raiden "Jack" if I'm not mistaken again or was it me as well & Joseph repaired it Marco?

    Bottom line.....I still regret it to this day & never did it again & try my best not to do it ever Evil or Very Mad

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    A trio of seafires on the way.

    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:58 am

    Prosit Joe,

    Nice work of art . Really coming up nicely.

    Will they be ready for the exhibition.

    EJJA LOL.

    lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:07 pm

    Ray wrote:Exceptional as EVER JF cheers I love you

    P.S. I love your quote "when it flips it flips" lol!

    I did it once (can't remember with which, maybe it was Monogram's 1/48th P39 Airacobra Laughing @ least I can still remember a few wingy names pale Marco pls note & don't be too harsh with the punishment pale ) & Joseph my bro did it with the Raiden "Jack" if I'm not mistaken again or was it me as well & Joseph repaired it Marco?

    Bottom line.....I still regret it to this day & never did it again & try my best not to do it ever Evil or Very Mad


    thanks!!

    When it flips it flips lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!





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    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:09 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Prosit Joe,

    Nice work of art . Really coming up nicely.

    Will they be ready for the exhibition.

    EJJA LOL.

    lol! lol! lol!


    Thanks, I hope I will manage to finish something else for the expo.

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:22 pm

    They are going to look simply awesome when they are done, as are all your models, i think you chose a trio of beauties, given that the spitfire is my favorite plane.

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:21 pm

    after nearly throwing it away, I managed to salvage it, repaint it and apply decals. Hopefully I will finish this soon and close the chapter on this one, that is only what matters at this point.


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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:11 pm

    It's coming real nice Joe... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:38 am

    Qtajtli nifsi w hlibtni JF Twisted Evil

    Bravissimu nsomma cheers

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    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:53 pm

    Thanks

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:50 am

    Lovely as usual Joe, looking relly good

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