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#16 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:27 PM

Coming along nicely Dave. I didn't realise this kit was such a jigsaw puzzle, as I haven't really looked closely at mine. So you're going to have the gun hatches open?

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:52 PM

Coming along nicely Dave. I didn't realise this kit was such a jigsaw puzzle, as I haven't really looked closely at mine. So you're going to have the gun hatches open?

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I agree with kev jigsaw puzzle is right ;) how is the fit? with these parts

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:26 AM

I agree with kev jigsaw puzzle is right ;) how is the fit? with these parts


Grrrrrrrr.....

The fit is a nightmare! raincloud.gif

After a lot of fitting, sanding, shaping and most importantly; cursing, I have these wing roots installed. There is still a lot of cleanup to do to get the lines smoothed since I had to use a lot of CA to get everything to stay put. Nothing really lined up, it had to be forced. Now it has to be sanded and some gaps filled. That's the easy part compared to getting this all together! I kinda like the concept of how this kit is engineered, but it's not a jump-together job for sure.

Here's some pics, pre-sanding:
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:00 AM

Looks like a lot of work Dave, but you seem to be getting there. Looking forward to seeing you cross the finish line!

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:54 PM

HI Your making some good progress and it's looking really great.

Texas <_< :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:21 PM

Go Dave nice work and fix, i have the kit but never open it and still might( NOT) <_<
but it's turning out so nice :rolleyes:

#22 Azgaron

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:20 PM

Nice work so far Dave! Looking forward to seeing more!

Cheers,

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:46 PM

Dave,Really looks great,I built this kit over 20 years ago when it was a Matchbox kit,still have it sitting on the shelf,seeing as you have run into some of the same problems I did there probably has'nt been many changes made to the kit ,so one thing you might want to look at is the landing gear the problem I had was the plane was heavy and the gear was a little weak so I had to strengthen mine,course it could have been that rubberized plastic Matchbox used sometimes,anyway it does build into a great example of a beautiful Spit,So good luck with it I know yours will turn out great,be watching to see it done
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#24 r0t0rdr1ver

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:17 AM

Great work so far Dave! I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished! I have a couple of these stashed away somewhere. Keep it coming! Cheers.




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