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A Wee Side Project: the Airfix Car Door Tiffie

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Nice work, Tom!  Did you do the oil-canning, or was it airfix?

 

Gaz

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23 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

That surface looks uber-real, can't wait for more of your magic Tom.

Cheers

Martin

Martin, thanks! After adding a few more bits, it’s off to masking and a Tamiya AS-12 base. I plan to paint most of the markings.

Cheers,  Tom

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17 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Nice work, Tom!  Did you do the oil-canning, or was it airfix?

 

Gaz

Thanks Gaz! It’s all Airfix! They did a phenomenal job with the surface, and I applaud them with stepping past the status quo to do this. I wonder what the molds look like?

Cheers,  Tom

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A little progress. First:

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Then a swirled sea blue undercoat:

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Then the camouflage. I’ve marked the RAF Green using a colored pencil over the Ocean Grey, then will add it with a tight feathered edge:

 

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Cheers,  Tom

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You’re killing me, Tom. I

love this kit and now I had to drag mine out and drool over it! 

Nice clean job so far. Loving it, every single minute of it. 

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3 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

You’re killing me, Tom. I

love this kit and now I had to drag mine out and drool over it! 

Nice clean job so far. Loving it, every single minute of it. 

Ernie, you are too kind! It would be great to see your magic with this kit! I have to write that this is one of my favorite builds in recent years, in any scale.

Cheers,  Tom

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Looking superb and your way of applying the paint a little patchy supports the stressed surface effect in a beautiful way.

Cheers Rob

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45 minutes ago, DocRob said:

Looking superb and your way of applying the paint a little patchy supports the stressed surface effect in a beautiful way.

Cheers Rob

Rob, thanks, you are very kind! I was hoping for this effect by using a fine/medium tip with the airbrush. It certainly took longer to paint but I have better control and less overspray.

Cheers,  Tom

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Tom

Brilliant progress and love her with the cammo on. Your build has cemented my next build after the Corsair: Car Door Tiffy as well. Super work on the cowl assembly; the final fit with the small wedges looks great. I remember reading somewhere one of the parts for the intake assembly was shown backwards on the instructs. Any problems here?

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

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Peter,

Thank you! You will have a blast, and I would really enjoy watching your work. I didn’t encounter any issues, but it might be because I didn’t have the engine exposed, or maybe I wasn’t paying attention like I should!

Cheers,  Tom

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Starting to apply the markings, using Montex masks. With the surface detail on this kit, please don’t use decals!

 

Cheers,  Tom

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Looks great, Tom!  The yellow leading edge and gun barrel sleeves are the cat's meow.

 

Gaz

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Great looking Tiffy Tom, and you are right, avoid decals wherever you can, they just don't blend in.

Cheers Rob

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It looks great, I'm especially impressed with the look of the paint.  I may need to try that technique. 

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