Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby Tug 747 on Wed 08 May 2013, 3:40 pm

Well i picked this up at Old Warden the other week and didn't think that i would have time to do it for the group build but progress has been swift in the last 2 days that i thought there is no reason why i should not get this finished in time so here we go.
It will be finished as per the box illustration AB502 IR-G of 244 wing North Africa 1943 flown by W/Cdr Ian Greed.
As i never intended to enter this i was a bit slow taking some images of the build to start with so i do not have a obligatory sprue shot.

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The power plant
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Cockpit instruments
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The seat i still have to add the PE straps.
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The wing interior. Note the lack of ammunition.
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Currently working on the fuselage interior.
Will get another update in a few days
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop

Postby Deacon on Thu 09 May 2013, 3:41 pm

Great start mate. :up:
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop

Postby jaguar on Fri 10 May 2013, 2:27 pm

Well done Doug you have really started off well with this one :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: looking forward to see the rest of the build.

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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop

Postby Tug 747 on Fri 10 May 2013, 8:43 pm

Deacon wrote:Great start mate. :up:



jaguar wrote:Well done Doug you have really started off well with this one
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Thanks for the encouragement guys
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop

Postby DerekF on Sun 12 May 2013, 6:21 pm

Looking good so far. I know it has some inaccuracies but it's a decent kit and good fun to build.
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updat

Postby Tug 747 on Wed 15 May 2013, 3:49 pm

Just a small update. The fuselage went together rather well and was overall a good tight fit apart from one small area in front of the cockpit.
Just got a small bit of prep work to do and mate the wings to the fuselage then get the airbrush out. :smile:

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Until the next time
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updat

Postby canon55k on Wed 15 May 2013, 7:28 pm

I must say Tug that this is shapeing up to be a nice clean and tidy build.
Keep it up. Well done.
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updat

Postby Deacon on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:04 pm

Looking very good sir. :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updat

Postby twirl2688 on Fri 17 May 2013, 5:53 pm

Nice and tidy so far. Looks like a decent kit. Waiting to see the finished thing. :clap:

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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updat

Postby Fumbles on Tue 21 May 2013, 3:40 am

Excellent work on the details inside. To bad it is all sealed up. But at least you know the details are there. Like I said before, "your builds are getting better and better all the time." :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updat

Postby DerekF on Wed 22 May 2013, 6:52 am

Looking good. Can't have enough Spitfires. :smile:
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Big Scale GB Hobby Boss 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updated

Postby Tug 747 on Sat 25 May 2013, 5:59 pm

Thanks for the comments guys they are very much appreciated.
Time for another update albeit a small one just to show the progress on the spraying of the camo which was all done free hand without any aids. Now the colours do honestly look much better in natural light but i think that the flat earth could have been a bit darker and the underside blue a touch lighter perhaps (Think it looks more like a PR blue). All that remains to do now is apply some Klear and the decals and i hope to get that done over the next few days.

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Thanks for looking until the next time
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updated 25/05

Postby DerekF on Sat 25 May 2013, 8:20 pm

That looks really good. The brown looks a little "purple" but that might be the light. Also, check that you need the yellow leading edge. Not many tropical finish Spitfires seem to have it.

You have a really nice finish on the colours though.
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updated 25/05

Postby Tug 747 on Sun 26 May 2013, 6:03 pm

DerekF wrote: check that you need the yellow leading edge. Not many tropical finish Spitfires seem to have it.


Thanks for that Derek that will teach me to read your post before commencing with the Decaling. I was going by the painting and marking guide it says yellow leading edge that is why i done it even though on the box it does not have them :confused: :facepalm:
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop Updated 25/05

Postby Fumbles on Mon 27 May 2013, 2:45 pm

Now this is coming along rather nicely.. I would bet the colours are good. I worked with the "flat earth" paint before and it really does look proper in natural light. Nicely done on the freehand camouflage.
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby Tug 747 on Fri 31 May 2013, 12:10 pm

Well here it is in all it's glory. It was a nice kit to build and went together really well having said that i did have a few issues but i think they were me rather then the kit. I had a problem with one of the underwing roundels and when i was putting the rear view mirror on the canopy hood it pinged out of my tweezers never to be seen again. I hope that you like it and i enjoyed doing it.

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Just a shame about the yellow leading edge as i never saw Dereks post until it was to late.
Well thanks for looking and all comments and criticism welcome
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby DerekF on Fri 31 May 2013, 6:01 pm

Looks the business that one. Excellent stuff.
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby Deacon on Fri 31 May 2013, 6:40 pm

A really nice build mate. You should be proud of that. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby jaguar on Fri 31 May 2013, 8:56 pm

well done Doug it looks really good you should be proud of that one :clap: :clap:

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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby Craig on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 10:52 pm

Lovely! There's something about the clipped wing Spit :cool:
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby canon55k on Wed 26 Jun 2013, 2:34 pm

Hi Doug,
That looks a good build, only one comment the code spacing looks to be in a different position from one side to the other.
Apart from that, Very Well Done. You're getting the hang of this now LOL
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Re: Big Scale GB 1/32nd Spitfire Mk Vb Trop FINISHED

Postby Tug 747 on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 7:25 pm

Thanks for all your kind words gentlemen.
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