**** FINISHED: 1/48 Spitfire Mk. Vc Trop. “D” of No 452 Sqn defending Darwin .

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  1. N4521U

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    #1 N4521U, Feb 27, 2011
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    *User name: N4521U
    Name: Bill
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Kit: Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb Tropical
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Accessories: True Details resin wheels, replacement Decals. Some scratch building. Moulding and casting of some control surfaces. Decals as required.

    Inspiration: I’ve been wanting to build something from one of Robert Taylor's prints, especially one depicting Spitfires over Darwin, I do have this print in my collection. By chance I have found much information regarding the lead “D” plane, S/L Raymond “Throttle” Thorold-Smith.

    Here she is for all she is worth. Didn't push the limits as far, but it was a nervous pleasure to build. Some great planes in this GB, as well as an awsome one. His wings were changed to Mk.Vc before heading off to Darwin.
     

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    Well done sir!
     
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    Nicely done Bill. Please add the entry details to the top of the post (category, kit, scale etc.) Thanks.
     
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    Another good one!
     
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    Turned out nice Bill!
     
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    Nicely done Bill all that hassle was well worth it.
     
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    VERY SHARP BILL!!!!:headbang: :thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Nice one Bill. Must be good to use the long f word not the 4 letter one that we all let fly during construction! Being an Aussie spit makes it all the more special. Don't be shy though. How about a close up of the cockpit :)
    Sean
     
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    Thanks for the additions Bill - makes judging a bit easier!
     
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    Great result Bill, well done!

    Cheers

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    very nice Bill
     
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    Good one Bill
     
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    Real nice Bill. :thumbright:
     
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    Very nicely done.
     
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    Great work Bill!
     
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    Terrific job there Bill. :)
     
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    Thats a very clean build! Great job
     
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    Thank you all for following my build, and all the kind compliments.

    It's been a pleasure and am looking forward to the VVS GB P-40 and all it's modifications. I hope I can live up to My expectations. Bill
     
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    Nicely done Bill.
     
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    Some very nice builds coming about from this GB Well Done Bill :thumbleft: Cheers
     
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