Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

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Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon May 25, 2020 6:33 pm

I will pick up at issue 2, since issue 1 was well covered by the previous test entry...these pics are issues 2&3....
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Issue 2 was completing the prop boss and assembling a small drive gear box.
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Then issue 3 was parts of the engine block and mount...
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Issue 4 next session....
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Tue May 26, 2020 6:49 pm

Continued issues 4-5-6-7 - sorta taking a fancy to this partwork....enjoying it..
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby royjess » Tue May 26, 2020 8:40 pm

I've my popcorn out, watching with interest. I look forward to seeing more of your progress with this.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Wed May 27, 2020 10:51 pm

Issues 8&9 continue the Merlin - supercharger, some plumbing, ignition wiring and the exhaust....nice detail; actually, on the engine. :)
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby royjess » Thu May 28, 2020 8:46 am

The engine looks cool and detailed
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu May 28, 2020 2:21 pm

It is more detailed than I thought it would be - no painting yet either - just application of superglue on many of the connecting pins as per instructions :D - I'm enjoying it more than I thought originally, Roy...I am also watching for your gynormous train set!
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Fri May 29, 2020 11:46 am

Continued up to and including issue 14, ....engine top deck, engine compartment bulkhead, test run, plumbing and start of cockpit ...
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Mark » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:05 pm

The engine does look nice. Plenty of detail too. Watching this with interest!
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:59 pm

Still working in the 'office' - issues 15-16-17-18. Nice details and plumbing too...I livened up the gas cylinders with some paint. Other than that, the rest is as it came...Awesome partwork so far :D
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby steve131 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:06 pm

I saw World of Wayne and a few others had problems fitting the engine ,did you encounter any :?:
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:44 pm

When mounting the engine in the frame saddles, the magazine had an extra part and step that seemed to work okay. (It was an additional part and instruction to change the sequence of assembly in a separate packing) It must have been addressing a prior problem....but anyway, no problem thus far....?
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:21 pm

Parked the Blue Max for a bit acting on parts...continued with Issue 19 of the Hachette Spits Mk1a - mounting the compass assembly and the rudder pedals into the interment panel bulkhead. The rest was for later issues :D
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:31 pm

Next was issue 20 - I know I told myself to assemble it as is, but the seat was a black all over. I did a bit of painting on the seat to resemble the composite ones prior assembling the support frame....
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:16 pm

Continued stage 20 - assembling and testing the gauge lighting. I painted some control knobs on the panel housing too...
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Then began assembling the cockpit tub as a whole....
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That ends issue 20 - as I mentioned, I repainted the black seat.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:24 pm

Next came issue 21, assembly of the control column, linkage and mounting all into the cockpit tub.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:35 pm

Issue 21 continued - I did touch up the firing button on the column. It has no brake lever though...
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby corelki2005 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:50 pm

If you don`t mind me asking but what colour did you use to paint the seat
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:40 am

corelki2005 wrote:If you don`t mind me asking but what colour did you use to paint the seat


Hi Nick, I used Tamiya mettalic orange from a rattle can - I cut in the interior green on the steel frame work to match the photo (hand painted with 5 parts sky, 1 part white, 1 part green - all Tamiya - hope that makes sense :D
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