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Yoghurt's first plane
yoghurt
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 21, 2005
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 06:10 PM UTC
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
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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006 - 09:53 PM UTC
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.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 07:55 AM UTC
Courtney..wow..that looks really good. You are becoming a very good modellor. Congrats on your first plane.

Mary
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006 - 05:07 AM UTC
Very very beautiful! That's a fine piece of work.
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006 - 11:23 PM UTC

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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?
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 01:49 AM UTC
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
ShermiesRule
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 05:44 AM UTC
That's a great looking plane you built there.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 11:09 PM UTC
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 !!!!


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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 09:59 AM UTC
Hi,

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

Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2006 - 03:44 AM UTC
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
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2006 - 04:30 PM UTC
Courtney,

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.

Shaun
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 12:53 PM UTC
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)
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 05:19 AM UTC
Hi Courtney,

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

Regards,

Fred
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 09:26 PM UTC
That's a real beauty Courtney!
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 04:48 AM UTC
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
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 05:55 AM UTC
I have to say, that plane looks outstanding for your first one!
yoghurt
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 10:32 PM UTC
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.
Courtney
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Akhaia, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 10:00 AM UTC
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
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 07:38 PM UTC
WOW

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

Superb work, keep going!!!!