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Spitfire IIa of 1690 BDTF: finished 3 March (RIP)

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Thank you Guy, Maru and Dennis. Do you know, I think the modelling faeries must have visited my house last night because today the Spitfire has just fallen together with hardly a seam showing worthy of the name! Really impressed with the Revell kit.....I know there are shortcomings but again, as a £20 kit it's damn good value for money. Pics tomorrow. :)

Max

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She's starting to look quite Spitfire-ish, but what happens in those "holes" inboard of the flaps?  My plane will have the flaps lowered, were there really gaping gaps on the real plane? 

 

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The holes on the upper wings have been cut out where the flap mechanism rises when the flaps are lowered.  The gun ports have been blocked using some stretched sprue.  I'm a little concerned about some "fat" areas at the base of each wing root by the fuselage, I think this was one area that Iain gave the sanding treatment to on his Spitfire and I can see why:

 

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Any thoughts or advice welcomed.
Max
 
Max

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 I'm a little concerned about some "fat" areas at the base of each wing root by the fuselage, I think this was one area that Iain gave the sanding treatment to on his Spitfire and I can see why:

 

 
Any thoughts or advice welcomed.
Max
 
Max

 

 

Neat progress Max.

 

The wing roots do benefit from some sanding but be careful. Iain made it look simple but it is all too easy to sand away the raised edge of the wing root fillet. (Ask me how I know).

There are also mold bulges under the cockpit opening if you look along the fuselage. Whether or not these are worth removing will be up to you.

 

Interesting image Shawn. I've never seen that angle before . Thanks for posting it.

 

Cheers.

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Max

Nice progress and glass Shawn was able to post a photo with the answer.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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After finishing my domestic duties (gloss painting in the hall....ugh!) I had the chance to address those "fat" spots in the wing roots.  I started off with a grinding tool and gently took off as much as I dared, followed by an upwards curving needle file then a succession of increasingly fine sanding sticks to produce this: 

 

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I honestly don't know whether it's enough from a shape point of view, it certainly looks better than it did and I didn't sand through the plastic!! (Thanks for the warning Guy :) )
 
So now I'm pondering the best way to make these!! :
 
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Max
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depends how accurate you want those shapes.

I'd use scrap PE in the well to form the 'U' the rod passes through.

Then some styrene rod or wire for the..well....rod.

The rest would be cake with styrene.

Maybe some soda tin for the door or wine foil.

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The wing roots look much better now Max. Fortune favours the brave.

 

Scale calibre do some telescoping micro tubing in various diameters if you need to make the rod out of more than one thickness.

 

I'm confident that you'll fashion something suitably dapper.

 

Cheers.

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