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Mk V'c' Spitfire converted from Tamiya IX'c'?

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Hi Michael

 

Yes mate, I brought some Quickboost ones for a Mk V Spitfire (maybe the Hasegawa kit) but clearly the opening is much smaller than the Tamiya one (they should be the same size) and they are much too small

 

Nice Spit model by the way!

 

Cheers

Anthony

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For the engine covers, you can use the Tamiya kit ones, just remove the required amount at the rear of the panel, straightforward on the top panel, more complicated on the others, but if you have a spare set you can use them to mark out the line when you determine the correct length for the Mk.Vc.

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Oh thats right Andy.  Actually that makes sense as that's what they did to make early IX's.....thanks very much, I am going to look into this further!

 

Sometimes the answer lies right before our eyes, thanks mate!

Anthony

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Interesting that there seems to be variations in the cooler itself for the MkV, incl a different outlet for the Trop version. So check your refs if you are going to do a Tropical version. Actually I think the conversion wont be too difficult, its just getting the finer details correct as Spitfire are a minefield.....

 

I just did my cooler as the std one you see on most MkV. They tended to get beat up and dinged, squashed and re-panelbeaten in the field

 

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Cheers

Anthony

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Very nice work Anthony.

Thanks Andy, there are a lot of subtleties in that, as each section seems to slot into the piece in front of it with those coolers....giving a slightly multi-layered effect Edited by Anthony in NZ

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