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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I Build
SgtRam
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
William Wilgur has a go at the new Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I with this detailed build review and does a bang up job, producing a great looking model.

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Thanks!
chrispap
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Thessaloniki, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC
Hi William.Beautiful construction and with correct details.Best wishes. Christos.
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 06:26 AM UTC
Thanks Christos, I learned a lot about Spitfires while building this kit.
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 01:38 AM UTC
Hey everyone,
There is a paragraph I forgot to include during the Spitfire build. It goes along with the photo of the tail with a missing piece circled. Here is the explanation:

"And I have one last gripe. I hate when very fragile parts are molded right to the fuselage, thus daring you to break them off in the many hours of handling to follow. This kit is not immune. The radio wire insulator on the tail is one such part. It is fragile and wide-out in the open. I was hyper-aware of it, and managed to only bend it over once before painting began. While painting the belly, it snagged on my fleece, and I ripped it right off…never to be seen again."