Malta Spitfire in 1/32 scale.

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    Malta Spitfire in 1/32 scale.

    Post  Cyril. on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:19 am

    Having gone through Brian's fantastic book MALTA SPITFIRE Vs-1942 from cover to cover, I have been impressed by vast reserch that this book contains. Following Brian's guidelines I have started work on a 229 Squadron Spitfire Vb, which will be heavily weathered and overpainted just like the photo below.

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    I am using an old Hasagawa kit, which I had to rescribe as it had raised panel lines.
    I am scratch building new wheel wells as the kit ones are too shallow.


    Some photos of the work so far.





    I have improved the look of the radiator.





    I will be fitting resin exhausts and new guns.

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    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:35 am

    That is some serious detail you're going thru Cyril  Twisted Evil 

    Would look Awesome when finished & this is my FAVOURITE Version of the Spit with that Aboukir Filter as it just suits Her Sexy Streamlined Design So Well  I love you cheers 

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:41 am

    Nice work Cyril, it looks nearly done and you will be painting her soon. Have fun there is so much weathering to be done for the one you chose. You can even use some of the techniques they use for AFV's.

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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:12 am

    Thank you Brian and Ray for youe encouraging words, there is still a long way to go.

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    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:19 pm

    Nice work so far Cyril

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    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:34 pm

    Ray wrote:That is some serious detail you're going thru Cyril  Twisted Evil 

    Would look Awesome when finished & this is my FAVOURITE Version of the Spit with that Aboukir Filter as it just suits Her Sexy Streamlined Design So Well  I love you cheers 

    I agree with you about this version but just one small correction, the one Cyril is making got the Vokes filter not the aboukir one which was different than the vokes. The aboukir filter was fitted to spitfires arriving in aboukir bay, Egypt hence the name.

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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:51 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:
    Ray wrote:That is some serious detail you're going thru Cyril  Twisted Evil 

    Would look Awesome when finished & this is my FAVOURITE Version of the Spit with that Aboukir Filter as it just suits Her Sexy Streamlined Design So Well  I love you cheers 

    I agree with you about this version but just one small correction, the one Cyril is making got the Vokes filter not the aboukir one which was different than the vokes. The aboukir filter was fitted to spitfires arriving in aboukir bay, Egypt hence the name.

    Yes Joe, mine has the Vokes filter.

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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:26 pm

    The new wheel wells are also ready.



    A very good colour plate of EP 691


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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:05 pm

    Lovely work Cyril, a beauty in the making. What a loverly plane!! I think that the old Hasegawa kit is still very much ok as long as you don;t mind scribing it. The shape is nice and spot on. Keep it up let's see it done.

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    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:29 pm

    Cyril. wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:
    Ray wrote:That is some serious detail you're going thru Cyril  Twisted Evil 

    Would look Awesome when finished & this is my FAVOURITE Version of the Spit with that Aboukir Filter as it just suits Her Sexy Streamlined Design So Well  I love you cheers 

    I agree with you about this version but just one small correction, the one Cyril is making got the Vokes filter not the aboukir one which was different than the vokes. The aboukir filter was fitted to spitfires arriving in aboukir bay, Egypt hence the name.

    Yes Joe, mine has the Vokes filter.

     lol! lol! lol!  yes I'm a TUBA   

    I meant THIS Filter & I MIXED them up even though I DO NOT KNOW WHICH is WHICH Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad 

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:27 pm

    Ray wrote:
    Cyril. wrote:
    J.Fenech wrote:
    Ray wrote:That is some serious detail you're going thru Cyril  Twisted Evil 

    Would look Awesome when finished & this is my FAVOURITE Version of the Spit with that Aboukir Filter as it just suits Her Sexy Streamlined Design So Well  I love you cheers 

    I agree with you about this version but just one small correction, the one Cyril is making got the Vokes filter not the aboukir one which was different than the vokes. The aboukir filter was fitted to spitfires arriving in aboukir bay, Egypt hence the name.

    Yes Joe, mine has the Vokes filter.

     lol! lol! lol!  yes I'm a TUBA   

    I meant THIS Filter & I MIXED them up even though I DO NOT KNOW WHICH is WHICH Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  Sad 




    Basta jpeclaq .. lol!  mela int ghadek tifhem ..f ajruplani....... lol! lol!

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:29 pm

    Fast and furious work cyril...... bounce .. beautiful work and detail ..welldone .. cheers 

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    Post  Tancred on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:13 pm


    Well done Cyril, great choice of subject, keep it up  Cool 


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    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:18 am

    Wow, Cyril!  Good choice!

    I really look forward to see this finished!

    Lovely work so far.

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    nice work...

    Post  Dottore on Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:00 pm

    want more Smile

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    Post  Cyril. on Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:46 pm

    Dottore wrote:want more Smile

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    In due course,

    About to start the camouflage. Very Happy

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    Post  Cyril. on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:28 pm

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    Camouflage and markings finally ready.

    Next step is over painting parts of the Mid Stone with a Blue Grey colour, then finally the extensive weathering.



    Some really extensive weathering.



    Landing gear still to be weathered.



    I hope you like it.
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:58 pm

    Prosit Cyril, now the fun begins and makes it different to any other standard plane. You are the first to build a spit out of my book. Cheers!!!

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:36 pm

    WOW!! This is going to be interesting!!! Prosit Cyril!!

    Don't tell me, ta....... but the Spitfire is the most beautiful plane ever built!!! Now, I'm very, very much pro German and everything German/Nazi is super..... but the Spitfire just beats them all....... I even supported England against Italy because of the Spit!!  bounce 

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    Post  Cyril. on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:45 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Prosit Cyril, now the fun begins and makes it different to any other standard plane.  You are the first to build a spit out of my book. Cheers!!!

    Thank you Brian, I am enjoying it. Now the difficult part starts, I will be doing the overpainting by hand, to make it more realistic. Very Happy

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    Post  Cyril. on Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:53 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:WOW!!  This is going to be interesting!!! Prosit Cyril!!

    Don't tell me, ta....... but the Spitfire is the most beautiful plane ever built!!! Now, I'm very, very much pro German and everything German/Nazi is super..... but the Spitfire just beats them all....... I even supported England against Italy because of the Spit!!  bounce 

    Thank you Noel. Very Happy 
    I compleatly agree with you about the Spit, mind you, watch what you say or you will be in trouble with Marco.
    I like German products, they are made to last, like their cars, and how about the girls who can hold all those mugs of beer in thier hands, they look very sturdy. Rolling Eyes

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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:25 pm

    Cyril. wrote:
    Noel Petroni wrote:WOW!!  This is going to be interesting!!! Prosit Cyril!!

    Don't tell me, ta....... but the Spitfire is the most beautiful plane ever built!!! Now, I'm very, very much pro German and everything German/Nazi is super..... but the Spitfire just beats them all....... I even supported England against Italy because of the Spit!!  bounce 

    Thank you Noel. Very Happy 
    I compleatly agree with you about the Spit, mind you, watch what you say or you will be in trouble with Marco.
    I like German products, they are made to last, like their cars, and how about the girls who can hold all those mugs of beer in thier hands, they look very sturdy. Rolling Eyes


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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:27 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:WOW!!  This is going to be interesting!!! Prosit Cyril!!

    Don't tell me, ta....... but the Spitfire is the most beautiful plane ever built!!! Now, I'm very, very much pro German and everything German/Nazi is super..... but the Spitfire just beats them all....... I even supported England against Italy because of the Spit!!  bounce 

    Noel every body have the right ....for his opinion.. cheers 

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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:48 pm

    Some more scratch building,

    The entry door and the gauze cover for the Vokes filter.



    The weathering is comming on well, but has still a long way to go.

    Another hard nut to crack is the excessive fuel spillage,
    but I will get there in the end.

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:17 pm

    Beautiful detail work Cyril, well done. As for the fuel spillage, i had a very similar stain on my corsair and you can copy that or at least get an idea of how i made it. It looked very convincing. Here is the link to my corsair build.
    http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=1270

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