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MajorSterling

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PostSubject: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 9:29 pm

Just started putting the words onto the Spitfire. The company I used for this is www.flightlinegraphics.com run by Nigel Wagstaff.
You give him the make and model of your warbird, along with the scale, and if he has the decals in his library, the coast is around
30-40 quid.

I'm using the dry transfer system we used to play with as kids. For this to work well, the surface has to be gloss not matt.
The decal below took 15 minutes to rub on since matt surfaces, I'm told, resemble mountain ranges in miniature, and the decal is trying to
glue itself to the peaks. So I'm going to Klasskote the model in gloss first, then the transfers will slip on no trouble. After that, I can matt up
the finish however I want.



Thanks to the Spitfire manual Mike got me from the Hawkinge museum, I have every rivet and detail of the Spitfire in colour photos.
I've taken a bit of licence with the type of rivets used, doing some with a stencil and pencil (HB), and the raised rivets with my daughter's paper
glue and a pin with a bobble head. When you airbrush some contouring on the raised rivets, as I'll do in the coming weeks, the effect will be to
set them back into the fuselage so they blend in more.



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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 10:09 pm

Great job Phil! Sure wish I had that amount of patience not to mention the skill involved!! she's gonna look the dogs when coming in on finals on a summers evening.... 
 Bravo Bravo Bravo 
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 11:06 pm

Superb detail and looks great Phil, makes my little Kitty look like something free with a Ronald Mcdonald Happy Meal  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes 

Keep them pics flowing mate  Picture Picture Picture
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Tue 04 Feb 2014, 6:57 pm

The fuselage is coming together now with the detailing. The right wing's been done too:



Here's the left wing not yet done:



Here's the completed right wing with gunpowder residues before Klasskoting:





Some fuselage detailing:





And tail end:





Back to work...  flower   flower
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Tue 04 Feb 2014, 9:57 pm

That is Pucker Phil, I would certainly not have the skill or patience to master that mate but well done and great Pics  Bravo Bravo Bravo 
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PostSubject: spitfire   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 8:30 am

Looks great Phil roll on summer Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 4:48 pm

If I'm allowed to say Bo*****s on this forum then I will say that's the dog,s Bo*****s Phil, terrific job Bravo 

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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 8:02 pm

As the storms rage, it's all busy busy in the workshop.
Just had seven new fluoros put in so the place lights up like Crystal Palace now Smile

I'm getting towards the end of detailing the Spitfire. maybe another two days to go before
I can mask up and do the first gloss Klasskote. Once that's on, the rest of the nomenclature (words)
can be put on the model. After that, one more coat of gloss and then the final one of matt.





Just installed the pilot's mirror too:

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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Sun 09 Feb 2014, 12:47 am

grounded wrote:
If I'm allowed to say Bo*****s on this forum then I will say that's the dog,s Bo*****s Phil, terrific job Bravo 
Say what you like on this forum Dave as nobody replies son  lol! lol! lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Mon 10 Feb 2014, 6:31 pm

First coats of gloss Klasskote have gone on, followed by the dry decals (which rubbed on fine), then several coats of satin thereafter
to lock in the nomenclature. Looks like there will be a nice dull metallic finish just with the satin.







This stuff REALLY stinks. makes really good hair gel tho'.

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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Mon 10 Feb 2014, 6:55 pm

Grand Job Phill  Bravo
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Mon 10 Feb 2014, 11:06 pm

The Workshop is certainly much brighter now Phil since the new fluorescents have replaced those photography lights and your doing a very nice job on the Spit mate, love the final shot of that perfect pilot or is that you  Question 
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Tue 11 Feb 2014, 8:34 am

Gbee wrote:
The Workshop is certainly much brighter now Phil since the new fluorescents have replaced those photography lights and your doing a  very nice job on the Spit mate, love the final shot of that perfect pilot or is that you  Question 
 lol! lol! lol! 

The police helicopter will think I've got a weed factory here Smile  Angel 
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Tue 11 Feb 2014, 9:12 am

Oh yes be careful as those sniffer dogs will soon find that stash hidden away in that ESM Hurricane  lol! lol! lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Tue 11 Feb 2014, 10:25 am

Ready for the bank job....

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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Sat 15 Feb 2014, 3:45 pm

Here is the finished small Spitfire with nice, dull metallic feel and burnished canopy so he can see the Hun.
Ready to go!





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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Sat 15 Feb 2014, 6:40 pm

Looks great Phill look forward to see them fly ,not worth chancing it for a few more weeks yet  Rainbow
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Sat 15 Feb 2014, 11:11 pm

stormin norman wrote:
Looks great Phill look forward to see them fly ,not worth chancing it for a few more weeks yet  Rainbow
About August Norm  Rainbow 
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PostSubject: flying   Sun 16 Feb 2014, 7:32 am

which year g bee
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PostSubject: Re: Nomenclature and rivets for Spitfire   Sun 16 Feb 2014, 9:00 am

Should be dry by Aug 2014 Mike Angel 
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