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  1. Hi guys, Sorry for not responding earlier, I hadn't noticed that my old thread had been exhumed, in January and again a couple of days ago. Talk about a blast from the past, with ten years elapsing since the initial WIP post. That's almost half a generation! I have to report that the conversion project is as dead as the dodo: too many problems, too few skills on my part to overcome them. However, a couple of years ago I embarked on a new, complete scratchbuild of the Spitfire, taking advantage of Paul Monforton's remarkable book and plans. Some first results can be seen here: http://www.spitfireix.com/ I've recently switched from a full- to a half-time contract on the job front in order to have more time to devote to my family... and my hobby. With a bit of luck, progress will be a bit more sustained from now on and I'll be able to start posting again on LSP. Thanks for your kind comments. Jean
  2. Outstanding build and weathering!
  3. Hi Alan, Great to see you back in the LSP saddle, with your trademark precise and impressive work. And ditto what Loïc said: great choice of aircraft!
  4. Hi Jon, welcome to LSP, great work! The weathering on the Spitfire looks absolutely authentic. Perhaps you could explain your technique, I could sure use some pointers. Best, Jean
  5. Beautiful job on a beautiful aircraft
  6. Thanks for the excellent video Paul. At the rate of one a month, we can look forward to building up a library of these invaluable techniques. Jean P.S. All the best in 2014
  7. Hi Richard, Those are pretty amazing machining skills on display. And that cap with the brackets is a work of art within a work of art. An inspirational thread. Best, Jean
  8. David Glen is embarking on a new 1/5 scale project, following up on his epic Spitfire Mk I and P-51D builds. This time it's a Spitfire Mk IX, based on the Montforton plans and book. Plus, David will be publishing a book of his own, covering the construction of his Spitfire 1 model, now housed at the RAF museum. His site is well worth a visit : http://www.spitfireinmyworkshop.net/
  9. Hi Maru, You don't need a Kindle. The download is actually in PDF format, so a computer is fine.
  10. ... is now available as an eBook for a mere $20 (Canadian), all 430 pages of exquisitely detailed drawings, walk-around photos and ordinate tables, adding up to the most complete technical reference work on the Spitfire that I know. Here is the link: http://www.monfortonpress.com/. The usual disclaimer: I have absolutely no stake in Monforton Press, I'm just a very satisfied customer.
  11. JCote

    WNW FE.2b

    Agreed, really stunning! You didn't exactly choose the easiest subject for a first WWI aircraft, but your skills were obviously more than equal to the task. Wow! I can only hope my first WNW effort (it WON'T be the Fee) comes out half as well. Best, Jean
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