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Martian23/04/2018 21:32:22
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Still plodding away, every time I try to spray weather is no good so resorted to hand brushing then i will airbrush the edges, anyway a couple of poor pics

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McG 696924/04/2018 09:18:59
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No worries, Martian.

Even if the pics are a bit '"poor", it doesn't really matter. The Spit is coming on well now. Keep up the good job.

A daft question, couldn't just use the airbrush for the entire paint job? Or is it too time consuming with the large surface? I never used an airbrush, so no idea.

Cheers

Chris

Martian24/04/2018 11:13:14
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Thanks Chris, yes you could airbrush entire plane but as you suggest it is time consuming and indoors it creates a fine just the excited the smoke alarms and annoys my wife oops, I did have a compressor and spray gun but have it away . I'm looking to get an electric spray gun with variable nozzle size for next project which is likely to be a tigercat before the Fury

Martian07/05/2018 12:53:10
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Spitfire finished albeit missing cannons to be fitted. here is a history of MK923 that I have tried to model and the piccies

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Dickw07/05/2018 14:22:53
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That really is looking great. If mine looks half as good I will be very happy, but progress has stalled for the present.

I am looking forward to hearing how the maiden goes, and have my fingers crossed for you.

Dick

Martian07/05/2018 16:14:07
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Thanks Dick by the way it weighs 4.94 pounds

David P Williams07/05/2018 16:19:26
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I'm the same as you Dick - mine is built and glass cloth covered, so just needs painting and final fitting out and detailing, but I've run out of enthusiasm for it. I have a couple of other bigger, more interesting (now) projects so I think I will be putting the unfinished Spitfire up for sale soon. Shame really as it was a nice kit to build, but I need to clear the decks.

Martian07/05/2018 17:13:45
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I have to admit the last push to finish is really hard

Dickw07/05/2018 18:35:48
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My problem has been making up a canopy for the rear cockpit that actually fits, and I have spent several weeks thinking about it and experimenting.

I have just done a bit more to it and may have solved some of the issues, so the glue is drying now and it this works I can get on with it a bit faster.

Dick

McG 696907/05/2018 18:51:06
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Very nicely done, Martian.

At least you seem to be 'ready' for the October Classroom. yes

I wish I could say the same for myself. blush

Congrats, young man.

Cheers

Chris

Martian07/05/2018 19:58:00
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Posted by Dickw on 07/05/2018 18:35:48:

My problem has been making up a canopy for the rear cockpit that actually fits, and I have spent several weeks thinking about it and experimenting.

I have just done a bit more to it and may have solved some of the issues, so the glue is drying now and it this works I can get on with it a bit faster.

Dick

good luck Dick keep going

Martian07/05/2018 19:59:42
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Posted by McG 6969 on 07/05/2018 18:51:06:

Very nicely done, Martian.

At least you seem to be 'ready' for the October Classroom. yes

I wish I could say the same for myself. blush

Congrats, young man.

Cheers

Chris

thanks Chris and I love the young man comment.

October is a long way off so I'm making a start drawing up Tigercat plans should take some doing

RICHARD WILLS07/05/2018 20:28:49
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Nice work Martian . You've done me proud .

Good luck with the maiden .

(whatever her name is )

Richard

Martian07/05/2018 21:08:35
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Thank you indeed Richard , no name just MK923

Martyn K18/05/2018 11:55:07
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That looks very nice Martian. What power plant did you use? Sorry if I have missed it somewhere.

Has it flown yet?

Martian18/05/2018 19:52:25
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Posted by Martyn K on 18/05/2018 11:55:07:

That looks very nice Martian. What power plant did you use? Sorry if I have missed it somewhere.

Has it flown yet?

Thanks Martyn it was a pleasure to build and has not flown yet I need a volunteer. Powerplant was reccomended and supplied by Richard at Warbird Replicas all I know is that it is a Predator motor no marking to tell me anything else.

Josip Vrandecic -Mes18/05/2018 20:30:15
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Hello Martin , I respect all modelers, especially those who build and fly with Spitfires wink 2

Greetings from Adriatic Sea.

Martian18/05/2018 20:33:30
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Thank you Josip

neil martin 127/12/2018 13:30:52
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What happened to this thread, how did the maiden go? Plane looked great. I am considering one of these and would be grateful to get some overall feedback on the kit and the power system used?

Kim Taylor27/12/2018 14:19:51
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There's another, big thread on the same subject matter on the forum.

**LINK**

A number of completed models and flight reports.

I'm hoping to do one of these myself this year.

hth

Kim

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