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#16 Kagemusha

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 01:29 PM

The best oil cooler is in the recent Revell kit.
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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:04 PM

Here is a bit of inspiration for those looking to convert Tamiya to an earlier Mk Spitfire

Just wish I could find his WIP photos...

http://www.largescal...cle.php?aid=983

Cheers
Anthony

Edited by Anthony in NZ, 04 September 2016 - 11:04 PM.

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:12 AM

Here is a bit of inspiration for those looking to convert Tamiya to an earlier Mk Spitfire

Just wish I could find his WIP photos...

http://www.largescal...cle.php?aid=983

Cheers
Anthony

 

Certainly food for thought...   :coolio:

 

http://www.forum.mod...=43730&start=15


Edited by Kagemusha, 05 September 2016 - 08:14 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:46 AM

Andy....you are a legend mate!!

Thanks for finding that

Cheers
Anthony

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:39 PM

Andy....you are a legend mate!!

Thanks for finding that

Cheers
Anthony

 

Pleasure, it's going to come in handy, especially the way he converted the wing...


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 03:18 AM

Just curious but could you use the wing correction set from Barracudacast for the oil cooler?

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 06:25 AM

Hi Carl, Unfortunately you cant it is an early version which only protrudes 1/2 the dist below the wing lower surface than the Spit V does

Not sure if I made sense there actually...LOL

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:23 AM

Andy, that is an amazing build - thanks for sharing the link!

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:12 PM

Ok, another question (no I am not going to turn this into a build thread) if you see here on the Tamiya wing the inboard gun access cover panel has all the chutes fitted for the inboard cannon, however on some VC's there was only ever one cannon fitted with not even an outboard stub, apparently this added to the confusion as to where the IXB came from in the early days of IX production from what I can figure out?? So was this a std panel that would have chutes for both?

Anyway when converting Tamiya's IX wing to a V wing, would these outboard ones be blank when modelling a VC with only an inboard cannon fitted? I see on AR501's wing it is blank...would this be normal? I know it is a very ambiguous question. Would it help if I told you which VC I am planning?

Does this help....
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I am sure Edgar would have known, I have checked his notes (unless I missed it) and the question hasn't come up before I think.

Cheers guys
Anthony

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:37 AM

I just got an email from Photobucket saying all my photo's have been restored......can anyone else see these or just me??



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 01:21 AM

I just got an email from Photobucket saying all my photo's have been restored......can anyone else see these or just me??


Photobucket flipped just over a week ago...

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 01:23 AM

Thanks Darren, the print is sooo tiny on my email I cant tell what they are saying.....do I have to pay???



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:20 AM

There was a conversion of the Tamiya Spitfire IX to an earlier Mark - a Mk I I think, by a Japanese modeller - that I thought I'd bookmarked, but can no longer find.

 

Does anyone recognise the article I mean, or even better have the link to it?


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:10 PM

For a 1/32nd scale Spitfire MK. Vc conversion I believe I would start with a RoG Spitfire MK.IX and a Hasegawa Spitfire MK. V. The Hasegawa kit would be primarily used to supply the nose section. To improve the economics of the build I would  source at least the Hasegawa kit second hand. 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

For a 1/32nd scale Spitfire MK. Vc conversion I believe I would start with a RoG Spitfire MK.IX and a Hasegawa Spitfire MK. V. The Hasegawa kit would be primarily used to supply the nose section. To improve the economics of the build I would  source at least the Hasegawa kit second hand. 

RD.

 

Unfortunately while passable, the Hasegawa nose is too slab-sided, lacking the proper horseshoe cross-section in favour of an inverted 'U; interpretation.

I don't have one to check against, but the recently issued Revell MkII is probably a better likeness, or the '60s vintage Mk I.

 

The latter has been reissued within the past few years as a Seafire Ib and can be found for buttons (I think I got 3 for £10 a few years ago).


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