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1/48th Spitfire Mk.IXe
betheyn
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:53 PM UTC
Andy Brazier builds the Eduard 1/48th Spitfire Mk.IXe Weekend edition out of the box, literally OOB, no paint, no filler, but he has used some glue otherwise the thing would fall apart.


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Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:04 PM UTC
Great build without paint and filler, that reveals the skill of the builder,but i still favor the more colorfull option.
Very nice

Best
Bernd


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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:39 PM UTC
I had a lot of trouble with the two piece upper cowling. Twice I stripped off the paint and polished the seam but it still showed as a faint dark line through the paint. Ultracast have just released a one piece replacement resin cowling that should solve this problem as well as exhausts that can be fitted after painting.



The fit of the cowling was so good that I held it in place with Blu-Tac while I painted the model gluing the exhausts and cowling in place at the end of the build. The propeller was fitted at the same time and I was able to invent a way of stopping it falling out.



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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:30 AM UTC
Hi Andy

Nice one! I really like the idea of "raw build" reviews.

@ Antoni - Nice build! I had fun initially with the cowl seam too - assembling it with CA filler proved the answer for me and it polished out invisibly. A resin replacement will be much easier though.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 02:44 PM UTC
It's pretty good! keep movin'
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 07:39 PM UTC
Andy,
Great review and build. I really agree with Rowan's assessment as it adds a whole new dimension to a in box review.

I was surprised that you only gave the kit a 85%. Sure glad I never had you as a teacher in school.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:19 AM UTC
[quote]Hi Andy

Nice one! I really like the idea of "raw build" reviews.

Me too, there was an American magazine series published about 12-15 years ago doing exactly that.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:52 PM UTC
Hi John

I bought a few issues of that back in the 90s.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 01:06 AM UTC
Thanks for all the replies guys.
That sounds like an interesting magazine John, its a shame more reviewers don't do this type of build.

Quoted Text

Great build without paint and filler, that reveals the skill of the builder,but i still favor the more colorfull option.
Very nice

Best
Bernd




Thanks, but there was very little skill on my part, the kit does near enough fall together.

Quoted Text

I had a lot of trouble with the two piece upper cowling. Twice I stripped off the paint and polished the seam but it still showed as a faint dark line through the paint. Ultracast have just released a one piece replacement resin cowling that should solve this problem as well as exhausts that can be fitted after painting.


Hi,
Yep that was one of the seams that does need a little filler. I might just get the replacement for the other Eduard Spit I have in the stash.

Quoted Text

Nice one! I really like the idea of "raw build" reviews.


Thanks, every now and then I like to change the 'standard' build review with a straight oob version, espaically if I have two in the stash.

Quoted Text

I was surprised that you only gave the kit a 85%. Sure glad I never had you as a teacher in school.


I would have scored it more but I would have shot myself in the foot scoring the Profipack version, which has a lot more bits.
Andy :-)