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Timís Version - just snap shots as itís all been done before!

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Tim Ballinger02/09/2019 18:07:45
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About to finish my first spitfire. Built from the Cambrian kit which I found to have good wood selection and detailed plan . Foam core wings already veneered certainly made life easy. I used retracts and a few extras from the flightline spit spares at motion RC.

More pictures of the pilot than anything else as it is my first attempt at a full paint job. I used Peter Millers hints and tips from his magazine article. Long way from perfect but I’m pleased.

still the final fitting out to do so a few more pics in due course.








Tim Ballinger02/09/2019 18:20:27
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Tim Ballinger04/09/2019 10:49:52
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240c9f34-161d-49a6-86ee-a6d1963a5ee6.jpegFirst assembly . I am not the best at painting so was really apprehensive at how the camouflage would turn out but I am pleasantly surprised. I read up on all sorts of techniques and I always screw up when loads of masking is involved ( lack of patience I suspect) so I went for the free hand approach and let the edges sort themselves out. I used the small Tamya spray cans which seemed to work well. Only issue I have noticed is that the vinyl rounders do not seem to adhere to the Matt finish very well. Time will tell whether I need to take some action although I am not sure what apart from what’s sounds a potentially messy glue the edges solution.

anyway next step is to remove my matchsticks and put proper hinges in place then install the servos.




Jon - Laser Engines04/09/2019 12:27:39
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Lovely looking model Tim but i suggest you kick the undercarriage forward a bit or it will spend most of its life sniffing the dirt.

If you look at a full size spit the wheels do rake forward quite a bit

Tim Ballinger04/09/2019 13:22:27
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Thanks Jon,

Hoping that might be a perspective issue as I had been trying to get them as far forward as I could.

i guess there is always a bit more that can be achieved . This is the current side on perspective .


Jon - Laser Engines04/09/2019 14:40:07
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Yea it looks much better in that side shot

Tim Ballinger04/09/2019 16:57:38
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Thanks, I’ll rest easy again.


Tim Ballinger11/09/2019 12:22:36
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My first ( and probably only) low, inverted pass !

4S 4500 lipo gives correct balance without extra ballast. Flying weight 6lb 8oz.


Edited By Tim Ballinger on 11/09/2019 12:23:29

Tim Ballinger20/09/2019 09:14:04
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.and on the strip prior to the maiden. Flies really nicely, a dream realised ! I’ll perhaps add some flying shots when the sun is not so bright as to blind the camera as it was yesterday.



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