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Tamiya Spitfire XVI done

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All done with this one. The art and photos I have show it in a very weathered condition. I didn't want to do that so I made it as it might look before all the weathering. Just some moderate weathering, etc. After market includes Barracudacast wheels and Kagero decals. Painted with Xtracolor. I replaced the kit exhaust stubs with some from a Hasegawa P-40. I think they are a bit more accurate. Bear with me while I get used to my new camera! I hope y'all like it. B)

 

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Very nice, John!!

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6 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

Very nice, John!!

Thanks Gaz!

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Really nice John. I much prefer the slightly weathered look too.

Carl

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Hi John,

that is a nice Spit. I like the exhaust stains!:D

 

 

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20 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Really nice John. I much prefer the slightly weathered look too.

Carl

Thanks Carl. I just couldn't bring myself to trash it out. :)

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16 minutes ago, joeg said:

Hi John,

that is a nice Spit. I like the exhaust stains!:D

 

 

Thank you! I tried to be a bit subtle on those.

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Another winner buddy !.....harv :151_41_44_712.09472830013627761

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1 hour ago, harv said:

Another winner buddy !.....harv :151_41_44_712.09472830013627761

Thanks Harv!!:)

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Storming build as ever John, subtle and restrained weathering and perfect finish......photography’s not ad either ....:D

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Very beautiful Spitfire John ,I like the paintjob. Very tempted to build a XVI  in 1/32 as well.

Cheers Rob 

 

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3 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

Storming build as ever John, subtle and restrained weathering and perfect finish......photography’s not ad either ....:D

Thanks Phil. The new camera should put a end to all the crappy pictures! :)

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3 hours ago, DocRob said:

Very beautiful Spitfire John ,I like the paintjob. Very tempted to build a XVI  in 1/32 as well.

Cheers Rob 

 

Thank you Rob. It's a nice kit and a easy build but markings, etc are a little limited. I'd recommend getting the Kagero book, which comes with decals, before starting a build. :)

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Another beautiful build, John :thumbsup2: !

Well done !

Hubert

PS : and I still prefer the Spit with elliptical wing-tips :)

 

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9 hours ago, HubertB said:

Another beautiful build, John :thumbsup2: !

Well done !

Hubert

PS : and I still prefer the Spit with elliptical wing-tips :)

 

Thanks Hubert. I do too! :)

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Spot on, there's something about the late war markings that are really attractive to me and that is just right, as to weathering used but not abused is the way to go for me.

 

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Dennis

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1 hour ago, Spitfire said:

Spot on, there's something about the late war markings that are really attractive to me and that is just right, as to weathering used but not abused is the way to go for me.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

I'm glad you like it. Thanks! :)

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I was never a big fan of clipped wing Spitfires, but you've gone a long way toward changing my mind. Well done, John!

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1 hour ago, Bill_S said:

I was never a big fan of clipped wing Spitfires, but you've gone a long way toward changing my mind. Well done, John!

Thanks Bill! I'm pleased you like the results of my efforts. :)

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