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Airfix Spitfire 1/24

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#1 xmh53wrench

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 07:18 AM

Ok, Ok, Ok, I caved....

Granted with all my other irons in the fire this may take a while, so I am grateful for the Dec 31 end date.

...It may take every bit of it.

 

The box:

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The goodies inside:

IMG_20150410_223144958_zpsap2stgmy.jpg

 

The conceptual drawing:

IMG_20150410_225022469_zps3fumbkey.jpg

I actually did a thumbnail sketch probably 2 years ago, then did the above colored rendering.

 

I will be making the majority of this up as I go along, but at this point here is the basic concept and list of mods.

 

Reno styled Unlimited Racer, based on the Spitfire.

Rolls Royce Griffon engine with modified Shackleton Contra-rotating propellers

Boil off system for engine cooling and oil cooling.

Cockpit moved aft and modified bubble canopy and windscreen.

Filled and smoothed wings and fuselage.

Modified landing gear.

 

I have been dying to build this, and this is the perfect excuse to do it.

 

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#2 ScanmanDan

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 07:36 AM

Me like!!!!

 

Go man Go!!!

 

Please tell me you are going for a black, red and orange over polished gold colour scheme :D :D :D.

 

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#3 Sparzanza

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:06 AM

Awesome stuff!



#4 Peterpools

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

Wicked

Going to be a great build for sure

Peter


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#5 TonyT

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

You will have to modify the engine to fit if it's going to be seen, RR shaved the cases to get the 58 to fit in the mk19, I have photos.

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#6 marauderdriver

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 03:01 PM

COOL  another racer to whoop-up on :evil_laugh:

 

Love the whole idea  and the scheme you've drawn up is Super (wish I could draw)

 

jack


bddb4135-4c76-4763-a001-43cedb78b2fa.jpgGonna get back to this ...One of These Days


#7 MARU5137

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 09:34 PM

Hey xmh53wrench..

how did I miss this project of yours. . :wicked:

I am going to enjoy this build as much as your other builds/models.

love the conceptual sketch. .

hope to see more .... post more soon ..Please ..thanks.

good luck :yahoo:

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#8 MARU5137

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:38 AM

Hello xmh53wrench, :piliot:

 

Hi, how are you ..any more progress on this ..

please , thank you. :popcorn:

 

:hmmm:


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#9 Hardcore

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:38 PM

ok, performance specs or i'll be disappointed...

#10 MARU5137

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 06:20 PM

Hello Louie,

 

How are you doing with this...

 

any updates... :whistle:


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