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Looking very good Nick! I really like this colour scheme, and your research is uncovering some interesting aspects of the Mk IX e's: the roundels are much closer to the wing tip than I imagined, and somehow I thought this one might have been polished aluminium. You are also one of the few ex-airline guys I know who can afford aftermarket stuff from the LHS. Must be secretly pawning some of your stash? :lol:

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4 hours ago, Madmax said:

Looking very good Nick! I really like this colour scheme, and your research is uncovering some interesting aspects of the Mk IX e's: the roundels are much closer to the wing tip than I imagined, and somehow I thought this one might have been polished aluminium. You are also one of the few ex-airline guys I know who can afford aftermarket stuff from the LHS. Must be secretly pawning some of your stash? :lol:

 

Ha Ha Sean, no it was all bought before the crash.:( The stash is now in "seize and hold" mode.:fight:

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  • 3 weeks later...

 

Thanks for the compliments gents.

 

I found some parts in the spares box of my first attempt to do a Spitfire Mk XVI. This was an attempt in 1985 with the Hasegawa kit . If I recall correctly I think the lack of four spoked wheels eventually sank the project.

 

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In the mean time this one is finished. I will look for some chrome Sello tape to get a more realistic mirror, so better photos tomorrow or Wednesday with hopefully a shiny mirror.

 

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Cheers

Nick

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On 1/6/2023 at 6:36 AM, BradG said:

Nice work mate I will wait for more pictures before adding to the gallery.

 

Thanks Brad, here are a couple of photos. Weather unusual for mid summer. Cloudy and temp in the mid twenties instead of the usual mid thirties with sunshine. Been like this for a month. Tuesday was sunny but it was cleaning day. :BANGHEAD2:

 

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Enjoy

Nick

 

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