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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:38 am 
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It doesnt get any better than this.

Really!

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A slight aside from the 299......I've had this printed out for months, but having seen a couple built recently I thought it was about time I gave it a go. I've wanted to build a Spitfire to add to my collection for ages but was wary about not being able to do it justice, as it's such an iconic, beautiful and historic aircraft. Being British I am, of course, especially fond and proud of it. This is the 'large' version:-

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This must be one of the oldest designs in the FG range at the moment, but despite that I was pleasantly surprised by how well it all went together. The wing to fuselage joint was particularly good - one of the best I've come across in a FG model - just needing a couple of extra (paper) pieces added to the leading edges to fill in the small gaps there. I had no intention of using the supplied spinner as it was just a simple cone and nowhere near the shape of the real thing, plus it was the wrong colour. Instead I 'borrowed' the p*****c one from a Guillows Rufe kit that I still have from my stick and tissue modelling days. I tidied up the wing leading edges with some yellow paint and a black marker pen. All in all I'm really pleased with it :D.

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:? Where else did I see this thing :lol: :lol: Nice Chris :wink:

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Well you should be pleased with this piece. Your technique is so smooth and tight. I'm jealous.
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Oooo...very nicely done. The new spinner really helps, and the canopy is perfect.

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Very sweet Chris!!! That is the best FG Spit I've seen :D


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Thank you very much for the thumbs up chaps :D.

I always planned to make a suitable stand for my Spitfire, and here (eventually) it is:-

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As you can see, it utilises my patented 'ballpoint pen case' method to support the model, first employed on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 I built last year :lol:.

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Very Very Nice Chris 8) Now I know what to do with my old used up pens :lol: :lol: Great Idea :wink:

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Yep! I'll definitely have to remember that one too.

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Hey, my Spit has made it onto the FG website! :D :D :D

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Good Job! I just noticed your spit on the page for the spit model!..that's too cool. Excellent build CD. :D


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congrats ole boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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Great Job Chris. :wink: Looks really good over there. 8)

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I hope nobody minds me posting this here, but I thought I'd show you all what I've been up to lately. It's a 1/48 scale PzKpfw VI TigerI which I bought from the Best Paper Models website:-

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As you can see, I've done a bit of layering on it. I've also made a few other additions which I think improve the overall appearance of the model. Just for comparison, here are the two pictures of this particular model on the BPM website:-

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This was a really enjoyable build. The designer, Robert Navratil, has done a great job on this one and virtually everything went together perfectly. It would be great if FG did more of this type of model :D.

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Love the extra detailing and layering. :D Great Job, 8) really looks great :wink: I'd like to see more vehicles myself 8) WWI & II. :)

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