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Iain

'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

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Hi all,

 

More progress - doesn't seem a lot - but a good few hours into prepping the sections I cut from the fuselage (including adding a 5 thou styrene shim to make up for clean up after cutting) - followed by some careful alignment. 

 

Removed sections now refitted in their new - forward - positions and glue going off before I add the missing sections from spare cockpit doors.

 

Front bulkhead dry fitted (and taped), along with front and rear canopy sections from the kit to ensure spacings correct as it all dries. Rear glazing will be replaced on final model with a new, longer, section.

 

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Once I get the outer fuselage shapes sorted I can make a start on laying out internal structure.

 

Hopefully the method in my madness is starting to look two-seat Spitfire(ish)...

 

Have fun!

 

Iain

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Very, very nice iain, some well thought out and careful cuts there and really looking the part as you start getting everything back together!

 

Regards. Andy

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^ What they said. Part of the joy of following this build for me is seeing how neatly everything slots into place. Brilliant planning on your part!

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Thanks everyone - your comments really appreciated...

 

Part of the fun in model making, for me, is the challenge of working out how to do something potentially complex in a simple way - a kind of 3D chess. I can go quiet on a project for quite a while whilst I think things through and this project is a case in point. There's a total of about 3 months thinking, research and planning in the mods I've made - which is probably way overthinking it - but has resulted (I think) the simplest way to mod the fuselage correctly...

 

And probably why projects like Connie, my He219 etc., take me soooo long!  :)

 

I'm now at the 'what the hell do I do on the inside' part - how to use what's provided in the kit, along with some scratch-building, to get an accurate interior.

 

Customer is a pilot - interior has to be as good as I can make it.

 

Iain

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