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Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Mk1a

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Hi Richard,

 

Just found this post looking for build images for research for the Airfix 1/24th Spit 1a kit I bought yesterday.

 

Bloody hell mate, this is the bollocks!

 

How did you get all the wording done for the cockpit? You know, chassis, danger etc?

 

Unbloodyreal!

 

Cheers,

 

Nick

 

(PS: The Hurricane Merlin's still sitting on my desk. Been a bit distracted with work and family to pack and send it, but it'll be on the way soon..)

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hi richard,

i must echo nick----your treatment of the old lady is superb----i must have built seven or eight of these since they very first arrived on the scene but good 'though i thought they were--well, they just don't stack up to yours. your'e doing her justice and then some.

 

dave.

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What would you say are the shortcomings of this kit chaps?

 

From my brief looking at the sprues so far, I'd say the following needs attention:

 

1. The rivet detail all over the kit needs knocking back.

2. The cowling panel access holes need sanding back and rescribing.

3. The cockpit needs a lot of scratchbuilding in terms of sidewall gubbins etc, a new seat housing frame.

 

Anything I'm missing out on so far?

 

Cheers,

 

Nick

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What would you say are the shortcomings of this kit chaps?

 

From my brief looking at the sprues so far, I'd say the following needs attention:

 

1. The rivet detail all over the kit needs knocking back.

2. The cowling panel access holes need sanding back and rescribing.

3. The cockpit needs a lot of scratchbuilding in terms of sidewall gubbins etc, a new seat housing frame.

 

Anything I'm missing out on so far?

 

Cheers,

 

Nick

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hi nick, i disagree about the rivet detail---the mark 1 -V had domed rivets from cockpit area back on fuselage flush rivets in this area were not considered worth the extra production that would come from the easier domed (indeed a tial was done with a flush fuse. which was then covered in glued on split peas!!!!!!! to simulate domed rivets and any speed benefit checked---the benefits were minimal )

my humble op. is that the rivets are o.k. on the old lady. what does need attention--if nothing else are the externally moulded on strenghteners at wing tips(upper and lower) and wing root fairings and the exhausts if doing a mk.1 and of course the wheel wells. these i would call 'essential' ---- then as much more as each individual feels like and enjoys---enjoyment and personal satisfaction being the 'name of the game'. she's a lovely lady, iv'e been intimate with her many times since she very first came to town.

 

cheers,

dave.

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Sorry. Pressed the wrong button.

 

Anyhoo!

 

Firewall detail needs a lot of work if you're showing the engine.

Wheel bays have no detail

Gun bays have no detail.

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Cheers chaps.. 9 times eh Dave? Cheeky boy.

 

Thanks for the tips fellas. I think I may well build this one without the engine and the guns (like the Hurri I'm doing now), but I'll only really know this when I build it (whenever that'll be!!)

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i know it's a personal thing but all my builds of the airfix series are done 'fully closed up' (and trump). open gun bays and cowling panels are for diaramas---which i'm rubbish at.

 

dave.

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17 minutes ago, Guyman1 said:

What ever happened to this beautiful build was it ever done ?

 

Good question! The OP hasn't visited for over 4 years now, so it's likely we'll never know.

 

Kev

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5 minutes ago, Guyman1 said:

sad that has some real potential for the Dinosaur that kit is

 

 

Yeah, there are a lot of abandoned WIP threads Id love to have seen what happened in the end to them. Some people come and go, and a shame we never get to know in the end. 

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Great find though, thanks for resurrecting. This one eluded my Google searches!

 

Some great work to follow, pity it wasn't finished,

 

PR

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