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Daz's Dodgy Dogfight Double
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Nice work so far. Those rivets would take a few mph off the top speed. :)


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Wings sanded down and the control surfaces scratched back into the plastic. New rudder glued into place. Balsa wood plug inserted into the rear of the fuselage to make the "low back" fuselage profile....

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The fuselage needs deriveted and the plug needs sanding to shape.

It's getting there slowly!

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TimJ wrote:
Nice work so far. Those rivets would take a few mph off the top speed. :)


Top end restored!
A great improvement.

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Fuselage sanded and the tailplane attached.....
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....and the wings....
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...and the guns!
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Still undecided on whether to put the gear up and the bombs on, or the paint scheme....!

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Radiators are attached, and I've decided to go for the gear-up option (using spares, since the kit's landing gear won't fit the holes in the wings!)

Given that the Messershmitt 109 is to go with this one, I'm trying to think of a suitable scheme....





.... or maybe a Malta Story plane??

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So, yeah, as you might have guessed, the Spitfire is going to be modified into a Mk.XVI.

I wish you luck! Because you're going to need it. Ordinarily, I would say you're insane trying to convert a Spit Mk.21 into a Mk.XVI -- different engine, different wing, different tail, etc. -- but that kit is so bad as a representation of the Mk.21 that it's actually easier to do than a decent model would be. It's incredible -- or do I mean horrifying? -- just how bad that kit is.

Go for it, Daren. We fascinated spectators will watch from a distance and applaud your skill and artistry when you turn out a half-decent replica of any mark of Spitfire!

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The kit only just passes as a Merlin-engine version, at best! :ha:

There's really not much more to be done, building-wise, so it'll start getting paint on it next week.

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OK, so I brought the Messerschmitt 109 out to make a start on.....

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The same rivets, the same plastic moulded into a shape vaguely similar to the real thing. The decals are a write-off (as they were with the Spitfire), but I have plenty in the spares box for both.

However, I've still not decided on the eventual colour schemes for them!

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Painted the interior and glued the fuselage halves together....

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You have got to really like Spitfires to build this kit.I will follow you work with much interest.
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I've settled on a traditional late-war colour scheme for the Spit....
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...and I've sanded the rivets off the Messerschmitt's wings.
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