Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Vampire T.11

Discussion in 'Aeroplanes Under Construction' started by MrGotty, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. MrGotty

    MrGotty SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Barton Upon Humber
    First Name:
    Scott
    So good to be back modeling! I have previously done a Churchill tank but was not happy with the build so not sure if I will continue that one but here we go with this one. This kit is a beauty and I look forward to getting started. Not sure when I will get started yet though as I cannot decide whether to wait till I can get some paints or just get the building started while I wait for the paints.
     

    Attached Files:

    yak face and beowulf like this.
  2. flyjoe180

    flyjoe180 Joe

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9,110
    Likes Received:
    2,980
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Joe
    You'll enjoy that one Scott, i built two and they are nice kits
     
    MrGotty likes this.
  3. MrGotty

    MrGotty SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Barton Upon Humber
    First Name:
    Scott
    Some progress... Just test fitting mostly and bonded parts I can get away with. Think I might have to wait for paints now at this stage.
     
  4. MrGotty

    MrGotty SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Barton Upon Humber
    First Name:
    Scott
    Sorry, for some reason my phone would not upload -.-, anyhow I remembered I managed to snap off one of the tiny pieces of detail from the fuselage and lost it -.- It won't be noticed really but if anyone has any ideas how to fix mistakes like that would be a great help.
     

    Attached Files:

    • one.jpg
      one.jpg
      File size:
      93 KB
      Views:
      22
    • two.jpg
      two.jpg
      File size:
      72.7 KB
      Views:
      21
    flyjoe180, yak face and Pikeman like this.
  5. Pikeman

    Pikeman SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Messages:
    946
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    93
    First Name:
    Stuart
    Making good progress on this kit and a nice kit at that .
    Never done any planes just a helicopter might have to try one,one day
     
    MrGotty likes this.
  6. MrGotty

    MrGotty SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Barton Upon Humber
    First Name:
    Scott
    Thanks Stuart, it is a lovely kit, thoroughly enjoying the build so far, cannot wait to get the paints so I can proceed.
     
    Pikeman likes this.
  7. Robert1968

    Robert1968 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    1,484
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Robert
    This is looking very nice and as Airfix should be a good kit too
    Good progress so far
    Liking it

    Regards

    Robert
     
  8. MrGotty

    MrGotty SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Barton Upon Humber
    First Name:
    Scott
    A little progress, parts glued together and cockpit painted. I have left the pilots out because I do not have a lot of paints atm and made the plane so the landing gear is away as I forgot to add the landing gear before closing the wings up. Did a little filling work with some vallejo putty where I felt was necessary.
     

    Attached Files:

    • one.jpg
      one.jpg
      File size:
      24.3 KB
      Views:
      19
    • two.jpg
      two.jpg
      File size:
      21.3 KB
      Views:
      22
    flyjoe180 and papa 695 like this.
  9. papa 695

    papa 695 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    11,243
    Likes Received:
    4,469
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Ian
    Coming along nicely
     
    MrGotty likes this.
  10. yak face

    yak face Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    6,509
    Likes Received:
    1,717
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    tony
    Looking good scott
     
    MrGotty likes this.
  11. MrGotty

    MrGotty SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Barton Upon Humber
    First Name:
    Scott
    Thanks guys, glad you like it so far.
     
    yak face likes this.
  12. flyjoe180

    flyjoe180 Joe

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9,110
    Likes Received:
    2,980
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Joe
    Good work so far Scott. Re the missing part on the fuselage, if you're referring to one of the fine tubes that extend from the tail fin, these always are in danger of snapping off. You can replace it with a piece of fine fuse wire or suchlike, fix it to the model with a tiny amount of superglue.
     
    MrGotty likes this.
  13. BlackMamba

    BlackMamba New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Norway
    First Name:
    Marius
    Very nice. I am lucky enough to have two Vampires stationed nearby, and I get to hear those Goblins scream every now and then over my rooftop.
     

Share This Page