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

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I can see this becoming a reference standard for future Spitfire builds.  That wiring in the cockpit is crazy good and clean too.  Mine always gets futzed by blobs of CA glue!

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Progress on the pneumatic system in the rear fuselage :

 

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From left to right:

 

air filter with moisture trap,

pressure equalizer

oil trap

 

One item which is missing is the radiator flaps electro relay which is located on the rear of former 11. It will be added next

 

The various lines will be added after painting and the connection between the "floor" lines and the bottles will be done once the fuselage is closed, from underneath

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I just found your build and it is amazing!  The wiring alone is incredible.  For some reason that is a skill I just can't seem to acquire.  I'm looking forward to more updates...

 

Bryan

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Incredible detail work!  If you no longer do masters for resin casting, there are many of us here who would buy a book describing the processes you use to make such exquisite detail..(hint, hint).

 

Bill

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The wing radiators electro valve is now done and installed. Lines (3) will be added once the parts are painted green

 

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it will, as the bottles, remain perfectly visible once the fuselage is closed


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And thanks to all for the kind words !

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Today's program was to remove the central underside id lamp that does  not exist on the VIII but is a leftover from the IX part :

 

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Missing details are restored


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And the inside gets its stiffeners according to the VIII pattern


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You sure do that filling neater than I do. :wacko: I typically have to replace detail in a one inch circle from where I remove detail! 

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