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#196 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:47 PM

Nice progress there Chuck. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to the engine.

If you check the top right box of step 43, it shows you the holes to be drilled out for the pipework. I missed the cutouts in the circular part of the wheel bays on my first Spitfire so I can understand how it happens.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:49 PM

Nice progress there Chuck. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to the engine.

If you check the top right box of step 43, it shows you the holes to be drilled out for the pipework. I missed the cutouts in the circular part of the wheel bays on my first Spitfire so I can understand how it happens.

Carl

 

 

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Thanks Carl!  I bet I looked at that page 20 times and couldn't see the forest for the trees.  My only excuse is that the diagram is faded while all the other diagrams are dark grey, so it doesn't jump out at you.  I don't recall having the same problem with my Mustang build, so it must be more obvious in those instructions. I have edited my prior post accordingly!

 

Cheers,

Chuck


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Good morning Chuck.  Sorry that I'm a day late and a dollar short to your latest project.  What a great memento to your Uncle Will and a fine Lancaster build as well.  Your work on this Spitfire has been terrific.  I applaud your attitude of working smarter, not harder when it comes to details that won't be seen.  That should help you tremendously.  As I've said before, I really appreciate your attention to detail as it shows in the finished product and it give the model that added 'pop'.  I'll continue to follow along to see how this masterpiece turns out.

 

Mike


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:31 PM

Nice Chuck!

 

Beware, trying to fit ignitions behind the exhausts is nearly impossible. I'd give that all a test fit before you commit to paint.

 

Justin


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:40 PM

Yep, the bottom of the exhaust shield needs to be thinned to the point where you can see daylight through it, and even then, the leads need to be angled down a bit to make them go together.

 

Jens


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:02 AM

Chuck

Incredible work as always with nothing left undone. over the years, I've always admired you abilities to research nearly every inch of the aircraft and then replicate them on your build. The Spitfire is holding true to course and a gem to follow.

Keep 'em comin

Peter


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:04 PM

Chuck..

PHENOMENAL workmanship..

Your tenacity and fortitude in creating an AMAZING model is an INSPIRATION To us All

Thank you . Beautiful work. Very nicely detailed...love the minute work too that is extremely exacting! :clap2:

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:52 AM

Too late to do anything now, but I would mention for others, the seat back leather goes over the seat back and isn't inset into it, see

 

http://i536.photobuc...1x/X1XSEAT1.jpg

 

http://photobucket.c...5MzkyOQ==/?ref=

 

simply stunning work


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:30 PM

Chuck, I have just run into this Awesome build so far!!! I really love your way of working and i know for sure that i am also going to enjoy this one!!!!

 

John


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#205 Bomber_County

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:48 PM

Chuck, 14 pages in and I’ve only just come across your build............man where have I been......

Stunning as ever, I need a big spit in my life........hitting follow now..
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 02:20 AM

Thank you everyone for your very kind comments- and suggestions below!

 

 

Nice Chuck!

 

Beware, trying to fit ignitions behind the exhausts is nearly impossible. I'd give that all a test fit before you commit to paint.

 

Justin

Yep, the bottom of the exhaust shield needs to be thinned to the point where you can see daylight through it, and even then, the leads need to be angled down a bit to make them go together.

 

Jens

 

Thanks guys, you just saved me a ton of work that would be wasted under the exhaust shield.  I was going to make some spark plug wire connectors, but not any more!  They would be in the way and hidden anyway.

 

 

 

Too late to do anything now, but I would mention for others, the seat back leather goes over the seat back and isn't inset into it, see

 

http://i536.photobuc...1x/X1XSEAT1.jpg

 

http://photobucket.c...5MzkyOQ==/?ref=

 

simply stunning work

 

Unfortunately Tony, you are totally correct!  :doh:   I was thrown by the seam at the edge of the Barracuda resin seat that looked like the end of the leather, but it's really just the end of the quilted portion of the seat.  I'm in very good company, however, because three different builds of this kit in Brett Green's book did the very same thing (Page 44, 56 and 71)!  I'm glad you pointed this out for others to paint this seat correctly.  Good thing the back of the seat is hard to see. 

 

Now a bit of an update- which really isn't much.  I was gone for two weeks getting some Mexican sun and now work has really taken over my free time, so I haven't done much modeling lately.  This has given me some time to reflect on what is important and what isn't in this build and as Mike (ax365) said above, my focus will be on "working smarter, not harder when it comes to details that won't be seen".  Thanks Mike, I really like that quote, because I have been very guilty of not doing that in the past.  My Merlin engine, for example, will look quite detailed with lots of plumbing and electrical additions, but not so much that it will bog down the build with stuff very few would notice.

 

Cheers,

Chuck
 


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:11 AM

Welcome back Chuck
what part of Mexico did you go?
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:59 AM

Hi Chuck.  I'm building a Tamiya Spitfire as well at the moment, and have reached the engine build stage.  Having read a few comments about adding detail, I've decided that I will build the engine mounts and firewall first so that I can check the fit of any add on extras I'd like to fit.  Hopefully that way I won't run into difficulties with these extras fowling other parts, as well as wasting time on stuff I can't see.  I'm fairly certain that I'll be adding the top set of plug leads, but not so sure about the ones on the engine sides.

 

 

Cheers,

Michael


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 02:50 AM

Hi Chuck.  I'm building a Tamiya Spitfire as well at the moment, and have reached the engine build stage.  Having read a few comments about adding detail, I've decided that I will build the engine mounts and firewall first so that I can check the fit of any add on extras I'd like to fit.  Hopefully that way I won't run into difficulties with these extras fowling other parts, as well as wasting time on stuff I can't see.  I'm fairly certain that I'll be adding the top set of plug leads, but not so sure about the ones on the engine sides.

 

 

Cheers,

Michael

 

 

Sounds like an excellent plan Mike.  I'm doing a bit of that myself, but I do know of many things I can still do to the engine without worrying about clearance or whether of not you can see any of it.  The top and much of the rear is totally exposed, so the upper electrical conduit and plug leads can be seen fairly easily, but forget about the side plug leads, since you'll be lucky to get a wire into the plug holes as it is, much less a plug cap.  I'm going to be using lead wire, so it is very flexible and can crush a bit if required.

 

Cheers,

Chuck


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:07 AM

Mind blown, nuff said. 


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