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BloorwestSiR

Revell (née Matchbox) Spitfire 22- finished

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Here's my entry into the GB:

 

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It looks like Revell removed the original Matchbox copyright and logos getting the mould here:

 

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I'm painting to deviate a bit from the instructions in the hope that it'll make assembly easier, particularly around the wing root area.

 

As for AM, I'm going to throw a bit at it, mostly some leftover Tamiya bits and new belts.

 

Carl

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Thanks Shawn!

 

Kev did one on here a while ago. It fought him tooth and nail if I recall. I have one partially converted to a Seafire 47 but stopped due to a lot of accuracy issues with the Freightdog conversion so I have dinner familiarity with the kit.

 

Carl

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So, I've got the the first bits glued together. I think they're supposed to be a Griffon? :)

 

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I've started sanding the fuselage sides as they're kind of lumpy.

 

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It's probably a bit hard to tell but here's the fuselage before:

 

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And after:

 

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Here's my first bit of AM for the build: an Iconicair spinner and some RB rads from his XIV conversion.

 

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Boy do I remember this kit! One day I'll tackle it again as a Seafire 47 conversion, but until then, I'll enjoy following your build, Carl.

 

Kev

I bet you do Kev! I think you were working on it around the time I started my Seafire build which is still in a drawer. Maybe I'll get back to it when you start on yours.

 

Carl

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Be great to see what you do with this kit. For me, it was a "little challenging", not CM T-33 challenging, but lotsa "fun". Also, it's a Griffon powered bubble top big tail Spit, best looking of the bunch.

 

Don

Thanks Don. I think my favorite Spitfire is a high back XIV.

 

I think your right about the kit not being in the same league as the T-33 which is probably a good thing.

 

Carl

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Carl

Nice start a classic form way back when. Nothing like the Good Old days!

Keep 'e coming

Peter

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