1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. bemay

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    #1 bemay, Mar 5, 2012
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    username:bemay
    name:bruce
    category:intermediate
    kit:icm spitfire mkVIII
    scale:1/48
    accessories: ultra cast exhaust,ultra cast prop,eduard photo etch and decales from kagero.

    Hi all,
    i've not been in a group build for a while so thought i'd have a bash at it again with this kit.i've chosen the mk VIII spitfire of f/lt L.S.Compton No 452 sqn RAAF morotai december 1944.

    cheers
     

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    Good stuff, good to see ya back in!
     
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    Excellent choice Bruce.
     
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    nice one
     
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    I agree with all, and a nice kit too.
     
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    Nice to see you back Bruce. I'll be doing that exact kit for the Spitfire marks GB so look forward to your build. I did the IX for the Commonwealth GB with the same resin spinner and prop. Take real care with the prop blades as they are quite delicate. I manged to break the tip off one and there was no way of getting it back together.

    Take a look at Terry's and my builds to avoid some fit issues. I had the bottom of the cockpit fouling the wheel wells and we both had to do work to get the dihedral right.
     
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    Good info Andy. Also, the horizontal frame at the top of the windscreen is too wide - it can be filed and sanded to shape then polished, to correct it. And the tail wheel needs altering to the retractable type.
     
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    Nice, looking forward to this one.
     
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    Nice choice Bruce, looking forward to seeing this go together.:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    Nice pick Bruce and you have a nice selection of add-ons.
     
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    thanks guys it looks like i'll be using andy and terrys builds for a reference on this but i have made the icm mk xvi spitfire and i think this one will be very similar.
    cheers
     
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    Great choice! :cool:
     

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    Yep, great choice, and great pic Andy!
     
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    Nice one Bruce. I build that one for the aces GB and it's a nice kit. Just take your time assembling the nose.
     
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    Thanks wurger T bolt A4K and andy here are some update shots afraid i have not done much this week. cockpit 1.JPG cockpit 2.JPG wings 1.JPG
     
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    Good progress Bruce! :D
     
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    Looking good so far. Don't forget that the padded seat back should be a very dark brown, almost black.
     
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    Looking good. Great looking instrument panel.
     
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