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Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire LF mk IXc
26/11/2018 17:39:45

This angle shows the effect off better..


26/11/2018 14:03:29


26/11/2018 10:08:52


A little something I learnt from the 'Boss' on Sunday and just tried out.

When using your included instrument panel print try this...

wrap thin solder around the shank of an appropriate sized drill bit in a coil. Cut through with a scalpel by placing the said coil on a cutting surface and cutting the coil from the inside, this will prevent distortion.

Using tweezers to gently straighten and then dip in canopy glue, finally placing on your instrument dials. Allow to dry and tone down with a black felt pen.

One quick and easy 3D panel....

This is of one for a YAK I did last night...smiley


Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
01/11/2018 17:28:44


I found I needed to use counter sunk screws otherwise the screw head got caught but otherwise all went smoothly. See page 8-10

But if what you found works.... share so others may decide....mind you I secretly think it may be a closed forum.... cheeky

30/10/2018 21:13:02

Yes our first... no not as yet work has been manic. The company is in it's second year and there is a huge amount to do. I still am hoping to get her airborne this year we'll see fingers crossed.

30/10/2018 20:04:08

The prop states a 15 x 8 but watch out for the torque as due to the spinner size it is actually 16 1/4" dia. So easy on the throttle.

30/10/2018 20:00:14


30/10/2018 19:58:35
Posted by Graham R on 30/10/2018 16:19:00:

Greetings all, Building season again, thought I had better finish off the 109. Cannot decide whether to top or bottom hinge main flap. I can see that Paul bottomed hinged his. What have others done, also what type hinges Robart or mylar type.

I used Mylar works a treat as you will need to more 'meat to fit a Robart style hinge. Been busy with work and became a grandfather today. But have started to paint her and have put the white spiral on the spinner.

29/09/2018 08:32:05
Oh and the battery is a 3200mAh
29/09/2018 08:31:06
Mine weighs 6 1/2 lbs all up including sound system. A touch heavier than the Spitfire but I put that down to the speaker and weight of the 109 wheels as they are rather heavy.
Thread: The Warbirds Replicas Macchi C.202 is Landing!
16/09/2018 21:33:59
Nice pictures ..
She has lovely lines and looks fabulous in the air. How does she handle in the wind?
Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
12/07/2018 22:48:39

Just thought I'd share this gem..... last week our new storeman put a large box marked 'No stack on top' he put it on the bottom of the pile!

12/07/2018 21:24:24

I'm a little concerned with the drag on mine...Mrs keeps putting washing on the nose...

12/07/2018 20:28:27

Hey Graham

Looking might find the take off ramp a little short though😉

09/07/2018 09:16:17
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 08/07/2018 22:39:39:

Lovely work Paul .

Can you make twenty more like that so I can offer them as ARTFs?

Blimey , what would you have to pay for one of those ?


How many do you want...?

You know I'm cheap.....

09/07/2018 09:11:38


These are the pens I used *link*

The pilots are painted if you go back a way in the posts you can see the little fella's. They must have had quite a few jugs of beer as they ended up well legless..!


Edited By Paul Johnson 4 on 09/07/2018 09:18:00

08/07/2018 22:51:01
It's a shame not more build. I find it difficult to believe so few wanted these beauties when they were advertised. The 109 is another case. That one is another missed oportunity and one cracking good model.
08/07/2018 21:56:01

Graham when you say box shape pieces do you mean the 'box ' after the radiator on the front cowl just in front of the leg?

Because they're drawn on panel lines of an access hatch.

08/07/2018 17:23:09

Graham... part 2..

On top of the highlighted panel lines goes a very light spray of ochre. (A big thanks to Richard for this tip)

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Next will be the exhaust anti glare suppressors … if work lets me have the time! Once they are on and the exhausts painted and suitably weathered then the whole lot will get a very light coat of satin varnish to protect it all. Have fun with the panelling … be brave and go for it!

07/07/2018 14:29:13

Graham...just for you...shhh don't tell the rest!

My way of drawing a line around the fuz..


I usually line where I want to show the panel edges in pencil first. This can be erased with a normal pencil rubber if you get it wrong. Next I draw a black line with a fine marker..


Then I use the white ink pen. I use the rule outside edge and bottom edge to keep them the same but it's up to you just keep them the same. I used a simple section of the elevator to show it.


The effect is good on the model as a whole... a picture to expand on it by the cockpit.



And the fuz side almost there …..


It even works well for circular panels..


More later....

Edited By Paul Johnson 4 on 07/07/2018 14:31:03

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