Author Topic: 1/72 Canadian Spitfire Racer  (Read 2640 times)

Offline The Big Gimper

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1/72 Canadian Spitfire Racer
« on: August 13, 2016, 08:58:27 AM »
Okay. I have just challenged myself to build a kit in 48 hours.  It should be 20 to 25 parts.

I'm taking an Airfix PR19 with Academy MK.14 wings and throwing some paint and decals on it.

Not sure what it look like but I will figure that out as I go along.

See you on Sunday night.
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Offline Tophe

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Re: 1/72 Canadian Spitfire Racer
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 01:00:18 PM »
we will see, yes, it is fine to go on till the last minute! :)

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Re: 1/72 Canadian Spitfire Racer
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 07:40:52 AM »
Just posted the pictures of the completed kit. Start to finish: 47 Hours and 30 minutes.

The fuselage is the new Airfix PR.19 and the wings are from an Academy FR.14. So 19+14=33/2 = MK 16.5.  I filled in the camera ports, removed the cannons, cannon bulges and filled in the .303 gun ports. There was a 1-2mm gap between the PR.19 fuselage and the FR.14 wings. I filled this in with scrape styrene. I had to build the cooler flaps (lost them). Scrape styrene again. The Academy LG is real pain to install. Hard fight with it but I won with a JLC saw and CA glue.

To get it done in 48 hours I had to use Tamiya spray bomb paint. It is quick drying. One coat of white primer and two coats of red. The canopy frame is thin red decal stripes. I tried an experiment with the exhaust stacks. Put on a coat of Humbrol steel and then right after some Testors rust.  I like result.

Decals are from 6 different sources.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2016, 08:22:52 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Offline Tophe

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Re: 1/72 Canadian Spitfire Racer
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 10:35:15 AM »
I was surprised not to see a picture here but all right: they are at the end of the Completed topic http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6386.msg112954
And they are good! :-*

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Re: 1/72 Canadian Spitfire Racer
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 05:49:33 PM »
Wow is that ever sharp, Carl!

The shark mouth was an excellent touch and works really well with that red scheme!

Sure looks every inch a winner!

Brian da Basher

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Re: 1/72 Canadian Spitfire Racer
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 06:57:18 PM »
Three racers in the last few days,what a coincidence...good job Carl,I like it a lot !
Alex