Spitfires in 72nd scale.

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    Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Scirocco on Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:51 pm

    Here are my recently finished Spitfires all in 72nd scale as usual for me. 2 Italeri and a clipped wing Tamiya. I know that all of these kits have some shape issues, but for me they are ok. The worst part is the Mk.IX propeller which I might replace someday if a spare one is available from another kit!







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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:04 pm

    Very nicely finished spitfires, and also nice paintwork. Well done.

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Aldo on Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:25 am

    Nice models... have you tried blackening the panel lines?

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:54 am

    Keep up the good work Gordon.

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Scirocco on Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:21 pm

    Aldo wrote:Nice models... have you tried blackening the panel lines?

    Yes I did with a wash before the final varnish coat, but kept it to a minimum as these as 1/72 and the effect has to be subtle IMHO.

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Aldo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:35 am

    Scirocco wrote:
    Aldo wrote:Nice models... have you tried blackening the panel lines?

    Yes I did with a wash before the final varnish coat, but kept it to a minimum as these as 1/72 and the effect has to be subtle IMHO.

    Fair enough! They look fine anyway but if the lines are engraved, I find it adds definition. I'm not finicky about raised or engraved panels but if it's there, then it pays to use them. Otherwise, I think a little sprayed panelling effect is sufficient in that small scale, as you say.

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    Lovely work Gordon...

    Post  Dottore on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:51 am

    I tend to see Aldo's point that washing the lines would have ade the deatil 'pop out'. Yes its true it has to be subtle but some atistic licence sometimes helps! Just my opinion and ayway they are still lovely pieces!!! Well done!

    Echo my fellow brothers...when are we going to see them in the flesh? cheers

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Scirocco on Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:58 pm

    Dottore wrote:I tend to see Aldo's point that washing the lines would have ade the deatil 'pop out'. Yes its true it has to be subtle but some atistic licence sometimes helps! Just my opinion and ayway they are still lovely pieces!!! Well done!

    Echo my fellow brothers...when are we going to see them in the flesh? cheers

    Dottore

    Thanks for the comments. I think that the effect is more visible in reality than in the photos. As I said on some other thread, I hope that I will be able to come next month as presently I am rcovering from an operation and cannot drive or walk for long distances, but hopefully all should be well by the end of October. For now I just have to stay at home...............and make more models! (The stash is large enough for years).

    Perhaps the effect on this lower view is more visible.


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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:34 pm

    Lovely spits Gordon, well done.

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Joseph on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:25 am

    Well done, as always nicely finished models.

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  Aldo on Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:20 am

    True Gordon. When the weathering is very subtle, it does tend to appear less pronounced in the photos - which are excellent too by the way. Hope you recover well enough to be able to travel as we 1:72nd aircraft modellers are due for a revival.

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    Re: Spitfires in 72nd scale.

    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:20 am

    Very Nice Spits......
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