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bomber14
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Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:45 AM UTC
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Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!

I will show a photo as soon as the model gets to the point where I can pose one but to my mind I feel as you do. Felt that this just did not look right! The air turbulence up thru the air frame would be detrimental.


The reason for the lack of pictures is that the pilot's manual for the Spit called for the flaps to be up unless actively deploying them on landing. When down they blocked the air flow from the radiators and that could lead to overheating of the engine in a very short time. You might just want to pose them up, which would be more realistic and solve your gap problem.

Michael



i would agree. less work to do.

here is my entry: Decided i wanted to do a BOB hurricane ace so i found a techmond sheet at a show/contest last week and will do Witold Urbanowicz's hurricane (middle aircraft on the decal sheet shown below) i believe the leading polish hurricane ace.
looking forward to getting started but have to first remodel/upgrade my work area to make it more user friendly and organized

165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 01:50 PM UTC
Here are the two openings under the inboard flaps which I will now find a way to close up. As you can see I already have the port side flaps installed.

Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Michael as you stated, you could always do it under maintenance with an Erk carrying out some adjustment or some such.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
Michael, consider yourself as "On Report".

Yes, Sir! Will do Sir!

_______________________

In recent times I have "caught flak" for telling fellow modelers "certain types of RR bridges CANNOT be built on a curve". Or "your bridge would never hold a Tiger Tank" and most recently "your scratch built compression roller has such a short towing tongue the tractor pulling it could never possibly ever make a turn!

So I guess it is only fair that I now receive some "friendly fire" for change.

Not gripe'n just stating fact.
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 05:19 AM UTC

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Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!

I will show a photo as soon as the model gets to the point where I can pose one but to my mind I feel as you do. Felt that this just did not look right! The air turbulence up thru the air frame would be detrimental.

Now the question is how to properly enclose these? As I say so far the only reference photos I can find show the flaps in the closed position.

Again Thank you



Michael,

The reason for the lack of pictures is that the pilot's manual for the Spit called for the flaps to be up unless actively deploying them on landing. When down they blocked the air flow from the radiators and that could lead to overheating of the engine in a very short time. You might just want to pose them up, which would be more realistic and solve your gap problem.

Michael



Just to add to this, if a pilot was seen taxiing a Spit with the flaps down he would find himself on report.

Ill get a photo up of my progress tomorrow, oh I changed subject and started before taking photos however I do have an Aeroscale staff member who was present when I started if that counts and Im building five aircraft.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 05:58 PM UTC


Michael
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 05:21 PM UTC
Makes complete sense - but . . . gotta do it anyway.

I'm sure you've seen how great the dive brakes look on a Dauntless when they're open.

Let's say they're doing maintenance on the flaps of the Spit or the plane has just now landed and the flaps have either not yet been reset or the pilot forgot.

Gotta do it - they look just too nice not to.

ILLOGICAL, . . . Illogical, . . . illogical, . . . . .
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!

I will show a photo as soon as the model gets to the point where I can pose one but to my mind I feel as you do. Felt that this just did not look right! The air turbulence up thru the air frame would be detrimental.

Now the question is how to properly enclose these? As I say so far the only reference photos I can find show the flaps in the closed position.

Again Thank you



Michael,

The reason for the lack of pictures is that the pilot's manual for the Spit called for the flaps to be up unless actively deploying them on landing. When down they blocked the air flow from the radiators and that could lead to overheating of the engine in a very short time. You might just want to pose them up, which would be more realistic and solve your gap problem.

Michael
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC
Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!

I will show a photo as soon as the model gets to the point where I can pose one but to my mind I feel as you do. Felt that this just did not look right! The air turbulence up thru the air frame would be detrimental.

Now the question is how to properly enclose these? As I say so far the only reference photos I can find show the flaps in the closed position.

Again Thank you
bomber14
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC

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Question: On the spitfire - are the holes under the inboard flaps supposed to open up into the interior of the fuselage? Seems strange that you can see up into the body of the model and that there are no interior ribs or bracing details there.

The only reference photo I could find of that area had the flaps closed.



michael, i am no expert on spits but i would think that area would need to be blocked off. large quantities of air would flow in and i would think affect aero dynamics at the least.

joe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:34 AM UTC
I'll be joining in with the Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.1.



It will be my first Airfix kit in a good many years.
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:31 AM UTC
@Bob, I'm sorely tempted to do the 1/144 HK Gloster Meteor Mk IV instead of the 1/72 Matchbox Buccaneer.
WIggus
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:20 AM UTC
I decided to take a drastic turn. I recently fell in love with a photo of a high-altitude Spitfire interceptor; Grey over PRU Blue. This Eduard kit has most of the parts needed, with the exception of the larger air intake. So I'm doing it.

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:46 PM UTC
Mark,
It's going to depend on the aircraft you're building, but most in that period were black. A few exceptions like the Buccaneer had dark blue-grey. Can't think of what match to humbrol off the top of my head, sorry.
Hope it helps.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 04:26 PM UTC
OK! Mark, what are you thinking of changing your entry to?

Bob
md72
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 02:47 PM UTC
Haven't started yet, and I'm already considering changing streams in the middle of the stream. But in either case, it'll be a post war jet. I'm wondering what the proper color for a post war RAF cockpit is? Somewhere I picked up that it should be medium sea gray (grey?) like Humbrol 165. Is that a good match or were they off?
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:45 PM UTC
Interior paint to a lot of the parts. I'm using the Hataka Royal Air Force paint set HTK-AS07. It does need thinning for the airbrush.

The color shot was Interior Gray-Green.



Mike
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 03:07 PM UTC
Paint on the engine and started the framework:



A fair amount of flash on the lower part of the frame which wasn't difficult to remove. Seam lines on the three frame parts, but again, easy clean up.

The frame pieces are glued together, but not glued the the "bulkhead" as I'll need to hit them with the proper color then detail paint all the doo-dads on the bulkhead.

Found a nice sink mark on two of the props, but they are in a spot that's easy to fill with Squadron Green.

So far? Somewhat fiddly, but I don't think I've done a plane that wasn't.

I've build ICM kits before, so this one is not a surprise nor is it difficult (yet?).

Mike
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 02:42 PM UTC
Two great looking kits:

M. Douglas, let me know how the Mosquito assembles please.

Richard, I did not know there was a kit for the Heyford. Cannot wait to see yalls progress.

Bob
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:53 PM UTC
Here is my entry:-





This model was originaly released by Matchbox so a little lite on details.
FirstSergeant
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC


This is my project for the campaign.

Firstsergeant
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC
Question: On the spitfire - are the holes under the inboard flaps supposed to open up into the interior of the fuselage? Seems strange that you can see up into the body of the model and that there are no interior ribs or bracing details there.

The only reference photo I could find of that area had the flaps closed.
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 03:50 PM UTC
No more progress on the Revell Spitfire cockpit but started building, painting and weathering on the undersides of the wings:
- M. Koenig



I cut the tail piece off the underside molding because when the wings lined up with the fuselage the tail piece was slightly out of line. Will glue the tail piece on separately and then fill this new seam - problem solved. (Did not do such a good jb on the cut however.)
bomber14
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 07:50 AM UTC

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My starting photo:




why would they mold that in black??? i seen one of these kits at mosquitocon this weekend for $8. i was going to go back and buy it later but couldn't remember which vendor it was at.

joe
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Bob,

Wow! I never knew they had displayed them in the States. That's a long way for a little jet to fly!

I wouldn't rule out that one. I have three of these starter kits and a couple of the regular issues. One will be done in the Red Pelicans team colours on the box art and the others from this sheet.
My long term plan is to build a collection of RAF post war trainers and we're seeing a lot of very good kits of most types issued recently.