**** DONE: 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XIVe - Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks GB

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  1. fubar57

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    #1 fubar57, May 8, 2012
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    User Name:fubar57
    First Name:George
    Category:Intermediate
    Scale:1/48
    Manufacturer:Academy
    Model Type:Spitfire Mk.XIVe

    This will be out of the box with the exception of removing a few things to convert it into the air racer. This is what I've pieced together from the web.
    Spitfire Mk. XIVe TZ138. This aircraft built in 1945 at Aldermanston and shipped to Canada in 1945 and was used for cold weather testing with the Winter Experimental Establishment (WEE) Flight in western Canada from early 1946 to July 1949. It was probably the only Spitfire ever flown with skis,the skis falling off on liftoff.
    TZ138 was sold for $1250 to two Edmonton businessmen (one was Ken Brown, who flew on the Dam Busters raid), registered as CF-GMZ and they quickly prepared it for entry in the Cleveland Air Races.It placed third, and the team won a $1050 prize. Early the next morning, the pilot took off with the Spitfire and the winnings and the Spit was sold a couple days later for $1000 in Florida. In 1952, it was supposed to be sold to a buyer in the Dominican Republic, but was confiscated by US Customs. It has passed from collector to collector, rebuilt in 1970 but crashing on its first flight. The Lone Star Flight Museum acquired it and restored it, completing it in 1994. It is now in Vancouver, BC with collector Robert Jens, registered C-GSPT.

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    Nice one! Looking forward to the build.
     
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    Thanks Terry. It starts...grinding, filing, filling, and sanding. Gluing and painting the innards now.
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    Next step is to fill and sand the camera openings.
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    Good on you George, nice to see you joining in.
     
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    Good start - destruction before construction ! Thought it would catch on eventually !!
     
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    Right on!
    More Spits!
     
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    Looking forward to this. I want to do a XIV some day and will watch with interest.
     
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    The standard work on models I think. A nice beginning George. :thumbright:
     
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    Gonna look real nice when done, George.
     
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    Good Start, George...

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    Canon bulges scraped and filed, innards painted. Bought some Citadel Washes(Mud,Sepia and Black)Left half,mud..right half sepia, might stick with the sepia.

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    Leave for work tomorrow so will try to get some more pictures on tonight.(Just got a call from future employer about setting up drug/physical testing next. Getting hired means home every night or staying in camp.)

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    That five bladed prop looks like fun. I'm having a ball making a four bladed prop for my floatplane. At least yours isn't on the end of a rubber motor !
    Good luck with it.

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    Home every night or staying in camp. Is there a coin to flip?????
     
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    Great start and choice!
     
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    Good one Geo
     
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    #17 fubar57, May 22, 2012
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    Not much. Mind has been other places these days off. Should have it closed up and pictures before I head back to work on Wednesday.(Hopefully my last trip)

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    The fit of the wingtip inserts was better than Tamiya's version of inserts and the wing to fuselage dry-fit looks pretty positive.

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    Coming along nicely.
     
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    Nice work mate!
     
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