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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #100 on: September 29, 2018, 06:50:25 AM »
 Outlined the red part of eye with black ink.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #101 on: September 29, 2018, 07:02:50 AM »
To get the red part of the mouth on the plane, I taped a piece of frisket film on to a cutting mat, then taped my shark mouth template over that. Then, using a #11 blade I cut off the red part and placed the mask in the center of the  mouth on the plane, and then sprayed the red.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #102 on: September 29, 2018, 07:18:44 AM »
I got a new carbon fiber spinner today. Still not the shape I want. Sure is light though.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #103 on: September 29, 2018, 07:25:42 AM »
What a mess. Just finished masking and spraying the black outline.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #104 on: September 29, 2018, 07:48:54 AM »
Not all shark teeth are triangles.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #105 on: September 29, 2018, 07:51:51 AM »
Yikes!

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #106 on: September 29, 2018, 08:02:11 AM »
Guess that's it for the mouth. I still have some touch ups to make on it. Over all I think it captures the look I was after. I felt like a Denist touching up all those teeth.😛
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #107 on: September 29, 2018, 09:34:14 AM »
"WOW" Just awesome Buddy.
Hey Email me your address and I'll send you the Chipmunk.
We'll figure out the mustang later.
Keep up the good work Man.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2018, 03:53:27 PM »
➡️Email sent Mike.☑️

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #109 on: September 29, 2018, 04:10:22 PM »
Last picture of the Shark mouth. As the Good Lord once said ' It is finished.'

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #110 on: October 01, 2018, 05:56:36 PM »
Whats next? fuselage invasion stripes, roundel and squadron markings, or maybe a gold leaf tooth with a diamond in it? 🤔
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #111 on: October 01, 2018, 07:55:26 PM »
Thanks to ➡️motorman⬅️ my new Brian Eather 3 blade 12.5 x 5.25 carbon fibre Spitfire prop is balanced and pitched & to ➡️Walter Hicks⬅️ for suggesting this prop for the Spitfire's RO Jett 65 Re.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #112 on: October 03, 2018, 07:57:46 PM »
Hard edge camo ❎     
Soft edge camo ☑️ Actually with the amount of trim this paint job has there won't be much room left for camo on it anyways.  It's overkill already.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #113 on: October 08, 2018, 08:48:08 PM »
Invasion stripes are not easy. Here I used one of those blue postal elastic bands to help mask a straight line over a coned shape surface. When it looked right, I layed out the green 3M vinyl masking tape. I then repeated the process for the front. I cut a strip of black construction paper to the width of the invasion stripe panel, then checked it for any inconsistencies.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #114 on: October 08, 2018, 08:51:47 PM »
Checking for equal distance all the way around.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #115 on: October 08, 2018, 08:55:21 PM »
Hoorayyy! White sprayed. Now I will let this dry and spray the roundels next.   S?P

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #116 on: October 09, 2018, 06:42:55 AM »
Unmasked everything this morning. I think it turned out ok. Anything that's off can be touched up with silver or white with an airbrush.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #117 on: October 09, 2018, 06:43:42 AM »
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #118 on: October 18, 2018, 05:15:14 PM »
Holy macrel Batman...Working on the wing invasion stripes tonight. If there was a longer, harder more painful way I am sure I would find it. This is the hardest paint job I've ever done. Somebody please shoot me.           😬 -💥🔫

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #119 on: October 19, 2018, 10:42:14 PM »
Finally got the stripes masked & sprayed. I just had to build up enough anger and frustration to 'Just Do It'. I went back to the original way with the strips of construction paper. One cut 65.25mm wide for the white stripes, the other cut to 64.25 mm for the black stripes. After I unmask it tommorow, if it's not right, I will smash it to pieces.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #120 on: October 20, 2018, 06:06:42 AM »
Guess I can work with this.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #121 on: October 20, 2018, 06:21:12 AM »
Guess I can work with this.

Kevin,

Outstanding!

All the years I've been on the Forum, I can't remember anyone doing up a Warbird in all paint in a finishing Thread?

An accomplishment to say the least.

And I know this IS your work!

Double hats off for your remarkable efforts.  H^^ H^^

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #122 on: October 20, 2018, 09:01:47 PM »
Thanks for the kind words Avaiojet.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #123 on: October 21, 2018, 07:37:49 AM »
 Invasion stripes are something everyone can enjoy!

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #124 on: October 21, 2018, 07:12:44 PM »
Beautiful MK 959 Spitfire. If I can get my Spitfire to look similar to this I will be happy.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #125 on: October 21, 2018, 07:18:11 PM »
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #126 on: October 23, 2018, 07:53:12 PM »
Good news bad news guys. I bought a house and I will have the whole basement for my work shop, best of all it has a nice sized room that will make a great paint booth. Bad news is all my spray equipment, dope and spray guns are packed. I will be going through SWS (Spitfire Withdrawal Syndrome) It's been a blast and I will be back painting ASAP.                         
 Kevin.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #127 on: October 24, 2018, 06:17:35 AM »
Oh no, not good to have that syndrome. It looks beautiful so far. Love the teeth.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #128 on: October 24, 2018, 06:33:38 AM »
Got the house congrats Buddy.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #129 on: July 07, 2019, 05:49:41 PM »
Got the house congrats Buddy.
Thanks Mike. Next time you're in town be sure to stop by. Finally moved in may 10th and got around to completing the ventilation fan for my paint shop! I bought a sealed explosion proof motor 20 years ago for this purpose.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #130 on: July 08, 2019, 12:58:19 PM »
It was alot of work, taking apart a commercial fan removing the motor, shoehorning in a bigger one, matching the blade size to the motor, building the frame and mounting the fan ect. But, it fits the window perfectly, is quick to set up and remove with the twist of one fastener. Alot of thought went into it. The room still needs to be emptied, that's the next step. Then hopefully I will get the Spitfire painted this winter. 
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #131 on: July 08, 2019, 01:20:27 PM »
Steel brackets holds fan assembly solidly to the bottom of the hard wood frame, and one bolt at the top. The 2 pegs in the top corners will hold the air filter in place. I epoxied the plug to the frame so it wouldn't interfere with the filter doing its job, and made a crimp to prevent the cord from ever tangling in the fan blade.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #132 on: July 08, 2019, 02:52:39 PM »
Steel brackets holds fan assembly solidly to the bottom of the hard wood frame, and one bolt at the top. The 2 pegs in the top corners will hold the air filter in place. I epoxied the plug to the frame so it wouldn't interfere with the filter doing its job, and made a crimp to prevent the cord from ever tangling in the fan blade.

I mention this from time to time.

Make a friend at your local auto body shop.

Paint your models there.

It can be done, and there's plenty of body shops.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #133 on: July 08, 2019, 06:13:45 PM »
Thanks for the great tip Charles. I personally like the solitude of my own shop. Everything I need is already there. Packing everything up, unloading everything for 10 minutes of painting, then pack it up again, come home, then unload everything. Too much work. Might be a good option for others though. I paint everyday at work but would only bring a model in there as a last resort. Thanks for chiming in.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #134 on: July 08, 2019, 07:51:14 PM »
Thanks for the great tip Charles. I personally like the solitude of my own shop. Everything I need is already there. Packing everything up, unloading everything for 10 minutes of painting, then pack it up again, come home, then unload everything. Too much work. Might be a good option for others though. I paint everyday at work but would only bring a model in there as a last resort. Thanks for chiming in.

You're model is great BTW.

There are no graphics there, it's all paint, correct?
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #135 on: July 08, 2019, 09:06:35 PM »
Yup. All paint. And thanks. It means alot coming from an paint expert!



 


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