Revell Spitfire XV1

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Postby Sojourner » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:03 pm

£12-74 incl postage from Cornwall Model Boats.
My 3rd entry, though whether all 3 will be finished in time is another matter.... but one thing about this comp is I'm trying new stuff - I haven't made a plastic plane since childhood (rather a long time ago :lol: ), and I'm amazed at how much better and more detailed the kits are nowadays.
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Re: Revell Spitfire XV1

Postby royjess » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:11 pm

Another great choice. This is what this comp is all about, trying something new, pushing the boundaries, but straight builds are also acceptable. I look forward to seeing how you get on with this.

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Re: Revell Spitfire XV1

Postby Mark » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:46 pm

Nice kit, and good value for money too !
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Re: Revell Spitfire XV1

Postby Sojourner » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:40 am

OK, a basic question.
I haven't made a plastic kit for over 50 years, so it's a steep learning curve ....(and not doing myself any favours by picking a skill level 5 to start :) )
But - what's the best glue to use?
I've used Mekpak/toluene for plasticard in the past, and cyano for most other things, but I'm sure all you experts can point me in the right direction.
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Re: Revell Spitfire XV1

Postby royjess » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:59 am

I think all the plastic cement glues have the same active ingredient in. I would go for a bottle that has a fine dispensing needle on for precision. I would also get some fine metal wire or pin that will fit in the end of the needle to unblock it just in-case it just get blocked.

Humbrol http://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/precision- ... ottle.html

Revell http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw ... 1rmf8vd5_b

Faller http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faller-170492-E ... B0000WROZ2
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Re: Revell Spitfire XV1

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:13 am

The stuff you use for plasticard should work fine. My favourite is Tamita extra thin, which is probably very similar.
The ones Roy suggest will all work well when a liquid solvent isn't suitable.
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Re: Revell Spitfire XV1

Postby Sojourner » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:49 am

Many thanks, guys - off to the model shop in Northampton, now.
Later: got some Revell glue with fine tube applicator.
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Re: Revell Spitfire XV1

Postby casper » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:11 pm

Great kit Howard and huge compared to my little Fokker :roll: :)
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