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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby steve131 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:29 pm

Been big debates about these but some people are convinced they are correct ,they say you can see it move more easily on wing when different colours.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:33 pm

Didn't know that? wow.....I've been painting early Spitz recognition schemes wrong....thanks for input, Steve131 :D
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:16 pm

Steve131, you are correct - some early war recognition schemes - I can get restarted now - thx for help!
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:47 pm

Larzmurz wrote:Glad it wasn’t just me then.

I only noticed when I went to attach them to the wings, for a brief moment I thought I had assembled them wrong but quickly realised I couldn’t have. I was also going to send a query to Hachette but on reviewing the advert on youtube was surprised to see that it was wrong on the model they were demonstrating. Like you I was going to repaint but the stencils look like a problem to replicate not to mention getting the colours to match!

Interested to hear what Hachette come back with.


Hi, as per Steve131's solid advice, my researched diagram samples and todays email from Hachette below - I am proceeding as it with my assembly.....
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:29 pm

And that now wraps up issues 37,38 - the hinged ailerons (they have a squared hole in the inner edge which is probably for an actuator to be installed later...
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Larzmurz » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:49 pm

Morris wrote:
Larzmurz wrote:Glad it wasn’t just me then.

I only noticed when I went to attach them to the wings, for a brief moment I thought I had assembled them wrong but quickly realised I couldn’t have. I was also going to send a query to Hachette but on reviewing the advert on youtube was surprised to see that it was wrong on the model they were demonstrating. Like you I was going to repaint but the stencils look like a problem to replicate not to mention getting the colours to match!

Interested to hear what Hachette come back with.


Hi, as per Steve131's solid advice, my researched diagram samples and todays email from Hachette below - I am proceeding as it with my assembly.....
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Thanks for the update I will get my ones attached now aswell.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:55 pm

Magazines 39-42 - left and right machine gun tubes with fibre optic lighting - assembled the gun tubes - ran and secured the fiberoptic cabling - installed left and right assemblies - test both with the testing unit....
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:56 pm

Issues 43 & 44 arrived, along with 45&46...; - both left and right wing landing lights and wingtip marker light assemblies. This is the left wing: Image
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And below is the left wing landing light (you manually lower and raise it) and the red wing tip light with wiring tidied... the blue tap is a temp securing item... :) Image
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:42 pm

And the right wing landing light, wing tip light and tidying the wires partially in issues 45 & 46.....mainly a repeat of 43 & 44: (I fixed my labelling issue in one on the light wires. I put the label in the light end instead of the plug end,,, dummy...anyway caught it and relocated it.. :doh: )Image Image
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:40 pm

Received issues 47, 48, 49 & 50. All 4 issues contain parts for motorising the left aileron assembly. The magazines themselves are cool also.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:44 pm

You don’t really start to get into assembling something until issue 50......

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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby steve131 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:21 pm

Probably the angle but that cable looks like it could support the fourth road bridge. :lol:
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:01 pm

Ha! It is sizeable !! :lol:
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:46 pm

Continued with issues nos 51, 52, 53 and 54. They continue the aileron and flaps motors and manipulation systems....
Issue 51 was a save for later and 52 was labelling wiring.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:59 pm

Issue 53 was mounting the starboard aileron motor and connector.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:04 pm

Issue 54 was the port landing flap. It came painted black on the inner side of the flap. Rightly or wrongly I painted that side interior green after masking the outer side. This concludes this session :D
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:10 pm

Received issues 55, 56, 57 and 58. All of them concentrated on the landing flap lowering system...
Issue 55 was the starboard flap assembly...I again painted the inner surface a interior green...
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:17 pm

There wasn’t a lot to issue 56, just adding an I.D. Tag to the flap system motor plug...
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:25 pm

Issue 57 centred on the flap manipulation cable running gear .....
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:55 pm

Issue 58 was hooking up the inner flapettes (I painted the interior sides) and tying in the cable pulls...the last 3 photos show the cable rigging and runs...the starboard one is stiff lowering..may have to revisit that
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