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#1 Thunda

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:04 AM

Hi All,

 

Ive got a Spitfire Vb by HobbyBoss coming to the top of the build list, and Ive read that one of the kits weak points is its canopy and particularly the windscreen.

 

I know HpH to a correction set which gives you all three clear pieces, new wheel centres, cockpit door and the horizontal stabilizers, but its 31 Euros plus delivery, which is more than I paid for the kit! Considering I only really want the canopy parts it seems false economy. Ive heard people say use the Hasgawa or Tamiya parts, but I know for a fact the Tamiya parts are a real awkward fit, and I dont see many 'spare' Hasegawa canopies around (no idea how easy to fit either).

 

So my question is, does anyone know of any other companies making a canopy for this kit, or if there are any other possibilities to fix it?


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#2 dennismcc

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:38 AM

I built two Hobbyboss Spitfires last year, the Vb Trop is the one that needs the new windscreen, I looked in my Hasegawa Mk.V kits to see if there was a possible fit there but they did not come near, in the end I bought the HPH detail set which fitted fine and I used the elevators as well. It's a shame that someone like Alleycat does not make replacements just for the clear parts.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


Edited by dennismcc, 07 April 2017 - 01:10 PM.

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#3 reconspit

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:49 PM

...so I build a Vb trop and used the Hasegawa windscreen..., some putty was needed, but it looked alright...
I got a second in stash that also gets the Hasegawa screen...
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#4 alaninaustria

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

Does somebody have a pic and link for the HPH canopy replacement?
Thanks and cheers
Alan

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 09:20 AM

Does somebody have a pic and link for the HPH canopy replacement?
Thanks and cheers
Alan

I took couple of pictures

 

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

Thanks Pavel! Is there a link to purchase?
Cheers
Alan
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

Here's some photos from my build. http://forum.largesc...topic=60432&hl=

 

HOBBYBOSS%20SPITFIRE%20VB%20TROP%2047_zp

HOBBYBOSS%20SPITFIRE%20VB%20TROP%2049_zp

HOBBYBOSS%20SPITFIRE%20VB%20TROP%2053_zp

HOBBYBOSS%20SPITFIRE%20VB%20TROP%2054_zp

 

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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#8 alaninaustria

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 09:44 PM

Thanks Dennis! Much appreciated!
Cheers
Alan

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:59 PM

Thanks Pavel! Is there a link to purchase?
Cheers
Alan

 

It doesn't appear to be offered any longer Alan. :(

 

http://www.hphmodels.cz/hph/?lang=en


Edited by mmaben, 08 April 2017 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

This is where I got mine from

http://hgwmodels.cz/...ries-hph-models

 

Cheers

 

Dennis



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

This is where I got mine from
http://hgwmodels.cz/...ries-hph-models

Cheers

Dennis

Thanks Dennis... unfortunately, the product is listed as 'not available'!
I hope they reissue it at some point!!
Cheers
Alan

Edited by alaninaustria, 09 April 2017 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:39 AM

Sorry about that Alan, I should have checked.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

Thanks Dennis... unfortunately, the product is listed as 'not available'!
I hope they reissue it at some point!!
Cheers
Alan

 

 

Alan ... 

 

Just email Mirek or Jiri at HpH ... that's how I end up doing most of my orders - as they use couriers for o/seas shipping ... but you should get a reasonably quick response - within a few days.

 

this is the email I usually use: jarombekova@hphmodels.cz

 

Rog :)



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

Thanks buddy WILCO!!
Cheers
Alan

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:38 AM

This is all great info- thanks guys!






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