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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:10 PM

Here's my entry into the GB:

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It looks like Revell removed the original Matchbox copyright and logos getting the mould here:

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I'm painting to deviate a bit from the instructions in the hope that it'll make assembly easier, particularly around the wing root area.

As for AM, I'm going to throw a bit at it, mostly some leftover Tamiya bits and new belts.

Carl

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:14 PM

nice Carl, haven't seen this mark built up


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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:19 PM

Thanks Shawn!

Kev did one on here a while ago. It fought him tooth and nail if I recall. I have one partially converted to a Seafire 47 but stopped due to a lot of accuracy issues with the Freightdog conversion so I have dinner familiarity with the kit.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 04:53 PM

Very much looking forward to this!


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:41 PM

Seconds away, Round 1!!  Ting!


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:07 PM

Great choice Carl, I have this one languishing about somewhere also. I'll be following with interest!


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:27 AM

So, I've got the the first bits glued together. I think they're supposed to be a Griffon? :)

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I've started sanding the fuselage sides as they're kind of lumpy.

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It's probably a bit hard to tell but here's the fuselage before:

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And after:

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Here's my first bit of AM for the build: an Iconicair spinner and some RB rads from his XIV conversion.

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 02:11 AM

Be great to see what you do with this kit. For me, it was a "little challenging", not CM T-33 challenging, but lotsa "fun". Also, it's a Griffon powered bubble top big tail Spit, best looking of the bunch.

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:00 AM

Boy do I remember this kit! One day I'll tackle it again as a Seafire 47 conversion, but until then, I'll enjoy following your build, Carl.

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:44 AM

Boy do I remember this kit! One day I'll tackle it again as a Seafire 47 conversion, but until then, I'll enjoy following your build, Carl.

Kev

I bet you do Kev! I think you were working on it around the time I started my Seafire build which is still in a drawer. Maybe I'll get back to it when you start on yours.

Carl

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:46 AM

Be great to see what you do with this kit. For me, it was a "little challenging", not CM T-33 challenging, but lotsa "fun". Also, it's a Griffon powered bubble top big tail Spit, best looking of the bunch.

Don


Thanks Don. I think my favorite Spitfire is a high back XIV.

I think your right about the kit not being in the same league as the T-33 which is probably a good thing.

Carl
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:26 AM

Ensure you reinforce the landing gear and tail wheel or after a while they will suffer a gear failure.


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:35 AM

Good to see you working on another Spit Carl, though this one seems to be in a different league to the others! Good luck pal.
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:46 PM

Looking good! Nice start! :)

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 01:08 PM

Carl

Nice start a classic form way back when. Nothing like the Good Old days!

Keep 'e coming

Peter


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