Author Topic: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'  (Read 3774 times)

Offline TimJ

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Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« on: August 12, 2016, 11:30:05 PM »
With only a couple of days to go in the extension to this GB I should have time to throw together a quick build. I've had this Matchbox Spitfire in the stash for a couple of decades so I thought I'd build it as a racer to go with my Bf 109K. Markings will be from the Airfix DH88 Comet.



 

« Last Edit: August 13, 2016, 05:47:09 AM by TimJ »

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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 05:59:58 AM »
Progress has been rapid so far and after removing the cannon bulges from the upper wings it didn't take long before the basic airframe was together and the prop painted.



After some filling and sanding the upper surfaces have been given a coat of gloss black.



At this rate it should easily be finished by Sunday night.

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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 07:41:41 AM »
Cool idea
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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 01:01:58 PM »
surprising colour but this is bringing something new to the Spitfire family, thanks!

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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 06:02:51 AM »
Thanks for the comments. I have finished the Spitfire just in time for the end of the GB.

With assembly completed it was shiny but not particularly colourful.



It looked a lot better with the decals applied. A couple of coats of Klear and it was done.











A fine brush was used to add the II after the name.



Not the most accurate Spitfire kit but ideal for a what if.

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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 08:26:32 AM »
Awesome job Tim. There is nothing wrong with a uni-colour paint scheme.  :)

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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 05:46:24 PM »
Awesome job Tim. There is nothing wrong with a uni-colour paint scheme.  :)

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I couldn't agree more and using those famous colors on a Spitfire was some truly inspired thinking!

Well done!

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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 06:18:55 PM »
Another nice racer,good job with this one too  :)
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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 02:55:22 AM »
 :)
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Re: Spitfire racer 'Black Magic II'
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 04:08:09 AM »
Very nice! And I think that the Mollisons would approve  ;)
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