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PostPosted: December 22nd, 2017, 11:55 pm 
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Yep, this one.....I will have to do the Vb as the four bladed airscrew was used on the Pegasus Buchon I built a while ago.


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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2017, 5:14 am 
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Good stuff.

I built the Italeri kit as the floatplane a while back. It was.... interesting!

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Yes Daren, I understand that using the Italaeri Spit V instead of the PM one preserves one's sanity, but I will stare into the mouth of madness and tackle this kit in all its undeniable inaccuracy! :ha:

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Hoo boy.....with the Macchi out of the way I finally got a chance to get a proper diabolical scrutinising squint at this kit. I now see what the deal is with the airframe portion. Yeesh. However, in the spirit of Krap Kits I will nevertheless build the whole thing and there will be no subsitutions. We shall see how that goes.
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Looking at the box art I'm wondering if there was any trouble with water ingestion through that Vokes filter.

Anyone that can turn out a presentable result from a PM kit is worthy of respect in my eyes.

By the way, that Egyptian Macchi of yours was a real treat!

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Cheers! As far as the Vokes filter was concerned I think the intake was raised further to reduce the risk of water ingestion. I have had middling success with making Putty Monster kits look presentable and will do my level best to uphold my average. Here`s where I am at with this pile of parts in soft and not very well detailed plastic....

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Best of luck!

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Thanks. As I said although somewhat tempted to scrounge up a better Spitfire airframe, I am going to just be crazy and use the one in the kit. Only my 1960's Revell Spit II is anywhere near as bad as this one, hahahaha!

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Thanks. As I said although somewhat tempted to scrounge up a better Spitfire airframe, I am going to just be crazy and use the one in the kit. Only my 1960's Revell Spit II is anywhere near as bad as this one, hahahaha!

I think I built this a while back and as I remember the fuselage is short by about 3-4mm, enough to be obvious on plans. I ended up kit bashing it using an Italeri Spit. IIRC!!!. :lol:

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Do the wings have wheel wells?

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:sad: Wouldn´t make much sense on a floatplane, huh?
But I wonder if they re-tooled ("sheeted-over" the wells) the land version of the kit for this purpose? (Or, maybe the floater was tooled first?)

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From memory, the wings don't have wheel wells in them, a bit like the Frog Spitfire Mk.I kit.

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Definitely no wheel wells. No 'gull wing' on the rear center section either. To be honest I had thought about doing one of these for this GB but I saw you were doing it, so I left it to a braver soul. :grin:
I have used parts from this kit and an Italeri MKV to produce a Seaplane spit and I have built the one with the resin extras that we produced at work. If I can find them I will get pics up for you.

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Well as I said I am building this one straight out of the box, no substitutions as I feel that violates the spirit of this build. And if I blanched at every kit I have that allegedly has issues I wouldn't build at all. Here's where I am at now. Pilot Officer Badger is looking sharp, just had to paint in his Mae West afterwards....
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I have cobbled together something that vaguely resembles an office and I am quite aware that it is probably not remotely accurate. More than anything I needed something, anything, that Mr. Badger could sit in and on. After that thick canopy goes on I doubt anything I did will be visible anyway.


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This is coming along very nicely and I particularly like your detail work painting the pilot.

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