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I've had the idea to do this conversion ever since Alleycat released their PR XI conversion a few years ago. I figured with the overall PRU blue, it would fit nicely in with this GB. The PCM kit is a great starting point as you're basically building it unarmed.

 

 

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The contents are typical short run but nothing unexpected.

 

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The Alleycat conversion set:

 

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The main concefn for me was checking the compatibility of the Alleycat canopy with the PCM fuselage. I taped the fuselage halves and checked the fit. It seems to be a reasonably close enough match.

 

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I then started by removing the various wing bumps and bulges that were related to the gun armament.

 

 

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The soft plastic that PCM uses makes this fairly simple. I'll fill the gun chutes next.

 

Carl

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Another build already ! Go buddy.....Harv :popcorn:

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hi

does Alley cat provide the bulges under the wings ? do you build the " pressurized version

Alain

 

if .... you are interested , not a ref though .....

 

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=55332

Hi Alain, Alleycat does supply the larger bulges that go near the gear bays as part of their conversion.

 

Thanks for the link to your build. It turned out really nice. The cockpit photos you have will come in handy.

 

I'll be doing the earlier non pressurized version to keep things a bit simpler.

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Another build!!  Nice one.  You can't have enough Spitfires. :yahoo:   I'll be following this build.

 

 

Cheers,

Michael

 

Thanks! As for not enough Spitfires...

 

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Plus three more Tamiyas in another display case and the Revell 24.

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Cripes!! Where do you find the time and space to do so many builds??

 

Don

 

Space is the big issue Don. I think I'm going to try and combine a couple Ikea Detolf display cabinets into a single larger one this summer and hopefully that will do it.

 

As for time, I usually manage a couple hours each day on average.

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Karl

Awesome collection that blows my humble two in the display case away.

I'm signed up for the journey

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Peter

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