Battle Of Malta - SPIT NEXT!

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:55 am

    Thanks guys! The Revell it shall be!.... in the near future........ and  can't wait to get my hands on it!

    Issa.....  some progress on the Spit....... nothing special but will make the cockpit look a bit busy.  Remember, I'm not going for the full 99% detail... I just want to build decent fairly accurate kits. So Marco, the blades of the He111 have to stay! Are that they different, anyway?









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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:01 pm

    Noel;


    Issa..... some progress on the Spit....... nothing special but will make the cockpit look a bit busy. Remember, I'm not going for the full 99% detail... I just want to build decent fairly accurate kits. So Marco, the blades of the He111 have to stay! Are that they different, anyway?



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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:17 pm

    Kif dhaltlu Noel, prosit, great work so far. Keep it up.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:56 pm

    Thanks Brian!...... I think I had an aircraft bug hidden deep down inside me and was re-awakened! 

    Marco..... daqqa ta sanpaper u jiegu tajbien!

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:58 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:Thanks Brian!...... I think I had an aircraft bug hidden deep down inside me and was re-awakened! 

    Marco..... daqqa ta sanpaper u jiegu tajbien!

    Noel jidependi xi scheme u data ha tghamlu , qabel ma tbidel ... Exclamation 

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    Post  Scirocco on Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:08 am

    Here are the props from the Revell kit:


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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:29 am

    I sanded the the door of the cockpit of the Gloster and detailed it myself. It's very tiny, you know!




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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:18 am

    excellent work Noel, well done.

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    Post  Ray on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:43 pm

    bcauchi wrote:excellent work Noel, well done.

    DEFINITELY it is  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:28 pm

    Thank you friends.

    A small update on the Spit.  Most of the time is being consumed with filling large gaps and sanding.  Not a very good kit this Italeri... Arfix are 10 times better! 


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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:09 pm

    Imma kemm hu sabih! What a plane, coming along really nice.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:47 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Imma kemm hu sabih!  What a plane, coming along really nice.  
    Thanks Brian.

    You know.... when I pause and look at the Spitfire........ that's what I say..... "Kemm hu sabieh"..... what a beautiful plane it is... and that is the joy of building it.

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:32 am

    Nicer than the 109 although i know at least one person who will not agree.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:55 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Nicer than the 109 although i know at least one person who will not agree.
    I assume you're talking about Marco.   Smile 

    I'm very pro German and all things German are beautiful for me...... but the Spitfire... the Spitfire outclasses every other plane........ till today!

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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:32 am

    Noel, apart from being a good fighter which totally proved itself in the various variants, it combined aesthetic beauty with power. It is more graceful than either the 109 or the FW. Those were lovely aircraft but portrayed brute strength without being graceful in my opinion anyway. Maybe the Me262 was as nice designwise. Those slim elliptical wings made the spitfire stick out from the rest! Now you will see how much nicer it will look painted since you are opting for a desert scheme.

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:19 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Noel, apart from being a good fighter which totally proved itself in the various variants, it combined aesthetic beauty with power. It is more graceful than either the 109 or the FW.  Those were lovely aircraft but portrayed brute strength without being graceful in my opinion anyway.  Maybe the Me262 was as nice designwise.  Those slim elliptical wings made the spitfire stick out from the rest! Now you will see how much nicer it will look painted since you are opting for a desert scheme.


    Ghed tabuzaw wisq issa......... and stop the nonsense... 109 was a beauty till the last Mark ....... look at the later versions of the spit's what shape what beauty...  Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil 

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    Post  iCocker on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:15 pm

    Ghandu punt hawn, fil-bidu l-ispitfire kien interessanti imma d-disinn tipiku ingliz ma evolvix hafna [forsi ghax kien tajjeb bizzejed?] jekk tara Me109 kien ikrah u kaxxa u sar streamlined u tond ... personali bhali disinn ta fighter overall nipreferixxi Mustang, kien jidher li fih potenza u speed ... imma bhal dejjem opinjoni u kulhadd ghandu wahda  Cool 

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:36 am

    The more powerful griffon engine and the cut down rear fuselage dictated the change in shape of the spitfire along with more powerful armament options, while from an 'evolutionary' point of view the 109 was a dead end even obsolete before the war ended. The Fw190 was a much more capable and adaptable aircraft

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:44 pm

    Mela Ghidilhom Joe ghax jekk nghida jien jahsbu li rrid naqbad ma Marco!

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:08 pm

    In Fact it was the Spitfire that won the Battle of Briton and eventually the Battle for Malta.
    Without the Spitfire History would have been different.

    The Spitfire saved many pilot lives by out turning the 109.  It could even take a severe battering and still make it home.

    As Joe said... the ME 109 was already obsolete when the war ended.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:25 am

    Anyone knows?


    I'm about to start some chipping on the Gladiator but I'm not sure if it had some fabric parts.


    Was the rear fuselage the only part in fabric? 

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:33 am

    Most of the Gladiator was fabric except for the forward nose area.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:42 pm

    OK.. so I'm preparing the colours for the spitfire...

    Anyone can suggest colours (I'm doing the sand and brown colour)

    Hobby Colors?
    Vallejo?

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:12 pm

    Gunze ? @ 

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:22 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Gunze  ? @ 

    Actually I would like the number of the colours of ..
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    Today I bought the following from K-Hobbies:

    Hobby Color - Middle Stone No71
    Hobby Color - Dark Earth No72
    Are they Good????

    I need the underside

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