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KP Models (AZ) Spitfire Mk.Vb is desert colors

ww2nut
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March 16th, 2018, 2:26 pm #1

Howdy all,

The Spitfire Mk.Vb is finally finished up. Great little kit of this version of the Spitfire. I had planned to have the canopy closed but when I removed the masks, some strange fogging had appeared inside the sliding section. Simply removing the canopy wasn't an option as AZ decided to make the clear section include part of the forward fuselage decking as well...which of course had been filled, blended and painted. I chose to carefully cut out the sliding section of the canopy and replace it with a Rob Taurus vac part. This worked well but cutting the entry hatch open at this point would have been very risky, so I chose to leave it closed.

A few other changes were made to the model:
* New prop, spinner and exhausts from QuickBoost.
* New canon barrels from Master Models
* New pitot tube from stainless wire
* Removed radio wire mast from top of rudder
* New fuel filler port on forward fuselage
* Eduard PE seat belts added
* New ventral formation light from MV Resin
* New topside clear position light made using my Bondic tool
* Drilled out the centers of the tie down mounts on main gear legs
* Rear view mirror made from stock plastic and brass.
* Wing markings and fin flash were painted on...kit decals for the rest to represent Neville Duke's aircraft.

KP Spitfire Mk Vb 4 done 1-11 by Joseph Youngerman, on Flickr

KP Spitfire Mk Vb 4 done 1-8 by Joseph Youngerman, on Flickr

KP Spitfire Mk Vb 4 done 1-5 by Joseph Youngerman, on Flickr

KP Spitfire Mk Vb 4 done 1-3 by Joseph Youngerman, on Flickr

KP Spitfire Mk Vb 4 done 1-2 by Joseph Youngerman, on Flickr


KP Spitfire Mk Vb 4 done 1-4 by Joseph Youngerman, on Flickr

KP Spitfire Mk Vb 4 done 1-9 by Joseph Youngerman, on Flickr

Happy Modeling,

Joe Youngerman
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Ruudster
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March 16th, 2018, 7:14 pm #2

Looks great Joe!
Ruud van der Salm
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March 16th, 2018, 7:50 pm #3

Looks great Joe. If I may ask, what's a Bondic tool?
Cheers,
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March 16th, 2018, 10:50 pm #4



Really nice one!
No more plastic
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March 16th, 2018, 10:57 pm #5

I love it Joe, really beautiful.

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March 17th, 2018, 5:01 am #6

Thanks guys,

Woody....the Bondic tool is a great little invention I picked up for about $14. I’ve made plenty of use out of it creating small fairings and lights. It dries 100% clear.

Check out this video to see it in action.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xTsfwL61CR8

Joe

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March 17th, 2018, 5:02 am #7

Beautiful work, very "real" finish
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March 17th, 2018, 5:36 pm #8

Another "Hmmm now I want one" moment
Great job Joe
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March 17th, 2018, 11:37 pm #9

I wonder if this Bondic stuff would craze a vac canopy if you used it for the adhesive. Anyone with experience? Gotta work better than superglue, right?
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March 18th, 2018, 2:40 am #10

Thanks guys...

Kevin, I haven’t tried it but I doubt any crazing would occur. It’s worth trying on some scrap clear vac sections.

Joe
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March 18th, 2018, 2:18 pm #11

Thanks Joe.
Cheers,
Woody
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March 18th, 2018, 7:33 pm #12

Good save on the canopy! Everything looks right to a non-boffin like me. Thanks for the glue link too.

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March 18th, 2018, 7:48 pm #13

Excellent work Mr. Youngerman. Would love to get an explanation of your finishing/weathering techniques.
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March 18th, 2018, 8:56 pm #14

A beautifully finished kit of a beautiful aircraft. Weathered (IMHO) just right.
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March 19th, 2018, 6:22 am #15

Thanks for the kind feedback guys...

Erik, the panel lines were accented using Tamiya’s new panel line washes, in this case dark brown. The exhaust stains were sprayed on using a highly diluted mix of Mr.color black and tire black. The overall grime and smudging was accomplished mostly with artist oils diluted with mineral spirits....I do this with several light applications, highly diluted, using a fine tipped brush to build up the staining in areas crew would be handling. The undersides are a mix of the same technique and some pastels applied with a stiff but narrow brush. Paint chipping was accomplished using a prismacolor silver pastel pencil.

I’m happy to explain in further detail on any of the techniques you may have questions about.

Joe
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March 19th, 2018, 2:59 pm #16

ww2nut wrote:Thanks guys,

Woody....the Bondic tool is a great little invention I picked up for about $14. I’ve made plenty of use out of it creating small fairings and lights. It dries 100% clear.

Check out this video to see it in action.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xTsfwL61CR8

Joe
I have never heard of Bondic before. I just finished watching the video, very cool. Thank you for sharing that.

In the video, they mention using the sanding stick they supply. Dumb question perhaps, but one should be able to use pretty much any type of sanding material to shape and polish this material, yes???
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March 19th, 2018, 8:07 pm #17

Really nice one, Joe. Timmay!
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March 20th, 2018, 1:58 am #18

As always..............very nice Joe!!!!!!
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March 20th, 2018, 2:06 am #19

Interesting.
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March 20th, 2018, 10:33 am #20

kingofmen wrote:I wonder if this Bondic stuff would craze a vac canopy if you used it for the adhesive. Anyone with experience? Gotta work better than superglue, right?
I used it successfully on a vacform canopy. It's nice but not significantly better than a late-generation acrylic glue or watchmakers cement.
There are many types of acrylic used to make vacform canopies so it's worth testing a bit first.

That's a really nice Spitfire - the work put in has got you a great result.
Ed Russell at www.redroomodels.com
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April 17th, 2018, 11:59 am #21

Excellent work, Sir!
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April 18th, 2018, 3:38 pm #22

Very nice model.
Is the KP Model this good or did Joe make a excellent model out of a bad kit?
Looks better than Tamiya kit.
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April 18th, 2018, 6:36 pm #23

RPeck wrote:Is the KP Model this good or did Joe make a excellent model out of a bad kit?
Joe made it that good.

Fantastic job.
cheers, Mark
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April 20th, 2018, 12:12 pm #24

hobbykiller wrote:
RPeck wrote:Is the KP Model this good or did Joe make a excellent model out of a bad kit?
Joe made it that good.

Fantastic job.
That is what I thought. Again Very nice job.
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April 23rd, 2018, 6:23 am #25

Thanks for the kind words guys...it’s actually a good kit though. Limited run but very nice.

Joe
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May 2nd, 2018, 12:38 pm #26

Excellent work!
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