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This group build is to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It will run from 10th of July to 31st of October, 2015, following the dates of the battle.

The build is open to any scale and any subject that played a role in the Battle of Britain. While the Battle of Britain is foremost remembered as an air battle, builds including figures (e.g. famous historical figures from the battle), vehicles and armour (e.g. AA guns) and dioramas (e.g. airfield dioramas) are eligible provided a documented link can be established.

The model must be built entirely within the build dates to qualify, and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post your sprues at the beginning of the thread! By the end of the group build (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the group build forum which will be organised shortly.

To discourage cynical entries the build is open only to those who have been members of KiwiModeller for two months at the start of the group build and with at least thirty posts in the forums. So lurkers, get posting now if you want to enter! I will also vet for cynical or “gaming” entries and vote rigging.

No entry fee will be charged, but this is a good opportunity to make a donation to the upkeep of KiwiModeller.

The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote. Voting will run for the week following the 1st of November, ending Midday the 8th of November. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.

BoB: Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 Al Deere ***Finished***

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5 years 1 month ago #61 by jimmy07
Thanks all for the kind words, very much appreciated! :)

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how did you do the chipping, through the paint or over the top.

The aerials are a thing to behold, you got that through the roundel so tidy i cant see the hole@!!!!!


FK- I painted over the top with silver. It looks too bright straight from the bottle and had to dull it down as best I could, I will probably just use a light grey next time. The aerials had holes drilled at both ends that were just wide enough to fit the nylon string (not sure exactly what the stuff is- I found it at someones house years ago) From the ends which went into the fuse I simply tied a knot from the inside preventing it from coming out and while holding gentle tension through the other hole i dropped a tiny amount of medium super glue, and using a fresh razor blade cut the excess off. :)

Again, thanks all very much for the kind words! :) :) :)

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5 years 1 month ago #62 by shaunfletcher
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I would actually not change the chipping to a grey.. it looks super, and a dulled down metal is close to what you are trying to represent.. the fact it isnt just grey paint shows through I think!

Shaun
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5 years 1 month ago #63 by Von Drinkoften
Replied by Von Drinkoften on topic BoB: Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 Al Deere ***Finished***
Outstanding work Jimmy... what a beauty! B)
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5 years 1 month ago #64 by Kiwimav
Bravo Jimmy, an outstanding job all round...HUGE LIKE!!! :woohoo:

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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5 years 1 month ago #65 by Bishop
:woohoo: WOW!!! That looks superb. The chipping/ weathering just sells it.

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5 years 1 month ago #66 by Wally
I'll add my WOW here Jimmy. Love it.
Especially love the weathering. Your exhaust stains are a joy to behold.

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5 years 1 month ago #67 by PJNZ
Great stuff Jimmy - well done! :)
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5 years 4 weeks ago - 5 years 4 weeks ago #68 by Maarten

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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