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Yoghurt's first plane
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 21, 2005
KitMaker: 76 posts
ModelGeek: 12 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
Hi girls,
Just to tell you i built my first plane ( a 1/ 48 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB). Mal persuaded me to build one at the Telford model show.
I had fun building it, but I had more fun painting it because we used the blu-tack technique for the camouflage (rolling it up like sausages :-) ).
Hope you like it, Courtney
England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 20, 2005
KitMaker: 1,040 posts
ModelGeek: 40 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 04:53 AM GMT+7
It looks really good. I havnt built a spitfire yet (really should) and ive been modelling for four years. The first model i built was a 1/32 haker typhoon spent a year on its still got pride of place in my room but been broken a bit over the years. You should be really proud of it, it looks fantanstic.
Nebraska, United States
Joined: January 28, 2004
KitMaker: 1,430 posts
ModelGeek: 635 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 02:55 PM GMT+7
Courtney..wow..that looks really good. You are becoming a very good modellor. Congrats on your first plane.

Visayas, Philippines
Joined: September 01, 2004
KitMaker: 853 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
Very very beautiful! That's a fine piece of work.
Sri Lanka
Joined: May 05, 2005
KitMaker: 2,174 posts
ModelGeek: 593 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 06:23 AM GMT+7

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but I had more fun painting it because we used the blu-tack technique for the camouflage

What IS the blu-tac technique? Do you use it as a mask?
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 08, 2005
KitMaker: 1,065 posts
ModelGeek: 521 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 08:49 AM GMT+7
A very nice spit you have there much better than any spit I have ever done, that is sure.

Hey, you may want to post that one on hyperscale too ( hyperscale.com ).

I guarantee you it will look good there
Michigan, United States
Joined: December 11, 2003
KitMaker: 5,409 posts
ModelGeek: 1,321 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 12:44 PM GMT+7
That's a great looking plane you built there.
Virginia, United States
Joined: February 26, 2002
KitMaker: 1,218 posts
ModelGeek: 335 posts
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 06:09 AM GMT+7
Hi Yoghurt....

Congrats on your first A/C kit. Looks pretty darn good for a first time plane builder.... I hope that you've gotten to be addicted to these wingy thingys...LOL.

Great Job !!!!

Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: February 22, 2005
KitMaker: 394 posts
ModelGeek: 47 posts
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 04:59 PM GMT+7

That was really a great looking plane! Congrats and hope to see more of your future builds.

Alberta, Canada
Joined: March 08, 2006
KitMaker: 12 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2006 - 10:44 AM GMT+7
hi that is a nice spitfire as for the airfix kit how is it? ibuilt a couple tamiya spits they were really nice that looks cool take care paul
Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
KitMaker: 5,270 posts
ModelGeek: 2,093 posts
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2006 - 11:30 PM GMT+7

Your first plane looks far better than any winged thing I have ever built. Congrats on a fine job.

Dave, BluTac is that sticky removable blue putty like stuff people use to hang posters and things on their walls. Yes, you mask with it, like Silly Putty.

England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: March 23, 2003
KitMaker: 2,122 posts
ModelGeek: 354 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 07:53 PM GMT+7
hi courtney! just caught up with this thread, thats a real nice model you've built there, are you bringing it to telford? the blu tac "sausage" method is a neat way to mask for this style of camaflage is'nt it? i've used it a couple of times on stuff ive built now and its the best (and easiest!) way to mask wavy lines
(is dad keeping off your section of the desk still)
Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,069 posts
ModelGeek: 428 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 12:19 PM GMT+7
Hi Courtney,

A fine model there! You look like you've been building for awhile.


Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: June 01, 2006
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2006 - 04:26 AM GMT+7
That's a real beauty Courtney!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: December 27, 2002
KitMaker: 1,941 posts
ModelGeek: 272 posts
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 11:48 AM GMT+7
Hi yoghurt:

It looks great. That Airfix Spitfire isn´t very easy. Congratulations, it doesn´t look like a first aircraft model.
Keep on modelling Spitfires
Florida, United States
Joined: April 25, 2005
KitMaker: 110 posts
ModelGeek: 4 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 12:55 PM GMT+7
I have to say, that plane looks outstanding for your first one!
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 21, 2005
KitMaker: 76 posts
ModelGeek: 12 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
Hi Everyone
Thankyou for your comments.
I enjoy building planes. But I must admit that I prefer building tanks.
Here is a photo feature on my Spitfire on the British Bulldogs site
I won Gold medals at Hinckley and one at Milton Keynes, for my age group.
Akhaia, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: May 26, 2007
KitMaker: 71 posts
ModelGeek: 57 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 05:00 PM GMT+7
Hi Courtney,
it is honestly the best Spit I've ever seen and I've seen a lot even the real ones and heard them flying over London some years ago.

Keep on,

George from Greece
Bucuresti, Romania
Joined: May 30, 2007
KitMaker: 35 posts
ModelGeek: 2 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 02:38 AM GMT+7

That's a great Spit....I sure would like my builds to look the same!!!

Superb work, keep going!!!!