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1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80

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That looks great.

 

In wartime Spits, there were heating ducts for the guns that sat at the rear of the radiators and fed warm air to the guns.

I assume they were removed for your version to save weight?

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Although not a completely NMF airframe, I'm still voting for this...

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/2703357194/in/album-72157607350558310/

 

....Sorry, still haven't sorted an alternative to photobucket yet!

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evening folks :)

 

 

Interesting, but, what about Tigercat? Please!!!   :innocent:  :innocent:  :innocent:  :innocent:

 

 

I know, I know :) I look fondly at it and know I am letting it and everyone down by not going straight back to it - it's a mojo thing, and I guess for now I am just going with what I feel like...   :sorry:

 

 

 

Love the idea of a Jug, one of my faves. I would've hoped you'd chosen something a bit more unique, but I understand the problems that come with that as far as quality documentation. I will be looking forward with baited breath no matter what you choose!

 

I am with you on that, I am still torn between the ease of having a start point with an HpH kit, and the freedom of doing anything by scratchbuilding - jury is still out on that one..though I have been looking at P38 drawings so haven't made my mind up at all yet!

 

 

That looks great.

 

In wartime Spits, there were heating ducts for the guns that sat at the rear of the radiators and fed warm air to the guns.

I assume they were removed for your version to save weight?

 

 

Good spot Don - I missed these and I don't think they are in the montforton book, but certainly the Thai XIV has them - I had a look if I could squeeze them in, but it would be really tough so I am just going to have to live with it..

 

 

so, it's all about the little bits at the moment...

 

I added the castellated nuts (with split pins :)), and the valves with yellow tips to finish off the wheels...

 

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sprayed the very bottom brass part of the pitot with alclad, I left the nose brass, not sure if thats right, I will have to check..

 

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..painted the tailwheel strut, and made the Slipper tank hooks that go under the mid-section..

 

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..and fitted the hooks..

 

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..also made the tailwheel doors, and though not pictured, the actuating strut assembly..

 

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..dry fitted into place..

 

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..next up will be brake lines to finish the gear, then flip it over for the fuel pipe by the seat and the rollover strut...

 

TTFN

Peter

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How do you do it......I get paralyzed with fear just looking at it all!

 

Beautiful

LOL, no joke! This is what happens when you build your best model, take it to a show with high expectations, then Peter walks in with this...

Incredible, Peter!

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LOL, no joke! This is what happens when you build your best model, take it to a show with high expectations, then Peter walks in with this...

Incredible, Peter!

 Yes! Peter will have to give us a schedule of when he is bringing this beauty to a show. Then we can avoid entering.

 

Although I am sure one of my models would pip him to the prize  :whistle:

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 Yes! Peter will have to give us a schedule of when he is bringing this beauty to a show. Then we can avoid entering.

 

Although I am sure one of my models would pip him to the prize  :whistle:

 

The only thing I have that I could beat this model with in a competition is my 1:1 scale hammer.

 

Kev

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