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1:32 Spitfire MkVIII "Fargo Express" (Tamiya)

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Got a bit more done.

 

I finished rear frames and glued them in place to make detailling the left side an easier task. You will note the crash pylon reworked as the VIII had a different arrangement. In particular the beam between the frames was replaced by a steel tube :

 

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I also redid the heel board frame as i found that my first attempt wasn't good and symetrical enough


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more soon

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wow

 

you should have done this when they brought the VIII kit out and sold it all in resin

 

not sure it's worth it now - don't see too many VIIIs built

 

fwiw I'd still buy a set ;)

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1 hour ago, nmayhew said:

wow

 

you should have done this when they brought the VIII kit out and sold it all in resin

 

not sure it's worth it now - don't see too many VIIIs built

 

fwiw I'd still buy a set ;)

 

Hi

 

This is not for a set. I'm not doing pattern work anymore. I'm building it for myself. It's a one off

 

:)

 

V

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Now that i'm starting to add the electrical wiring on the left side, the need of the various modifications i did becomes more evident :

 

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Next will be the pneumatic system or the throttle block, not sure which one first

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2 steps forward, one back

 

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Had to revise the wiring routing. Added the cockpit left light and the dust filter control. The command cable is only there for the pic. It will be added after i have painted the sidewalls

 

But this part is now more less done.

 

I'll now take care of the the instrument panel support frame with its fuel tank selectors  levers (once again different compared to the IX)

 

V

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And here are the tank selectors

 

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On the right, lever for the main tanks and on the left lever for the wing tanks

 

I'm redoing the brake relay valves - i did the wrong version. It should be the Dunlop MKII. Hopefully tomorrow i'll have it done as well

 

V

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