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  1. Florence

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    #1 Florence, Mar 7, 2012
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    1/48 Spitfire Mk Vb, 31st FG, USAAF, England 1942 - Aircraft in Foreign Service GB



    User name: Florence
    Name: David
    Category: Beginner
    Kit: Tamiya Spitfire Vb
    Scale: 1/48th
    Accessories: Eagle Strike decals 'American Spitfires' #48058


    Here is my American Spitfire. Not perfect but I enjoyed the build. Really needs some weathering but I ran out of time and confidence.


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    Still raining and had to do the best I could with the camera. Hope they will do.

    Cheers,
    David.
     
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    They'll do just fine David. Great job on that one!
     
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    Great work Dave!

    See if you can adjust the position of the undercarriage though, should be raked forward.

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    Thanks guys.

    Had trouble getting her to sit right. Now I look at it again maybe I have got the legs on the wrong sides? They are not glued so will check when I get home from work.

    David.
     
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    Yep, was thinking that too Dave. (You'll need to switch the gear doors when you switch legs too!)

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    #7 Wurger, Mar 8, 2012
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    Undoubtedly the main landing gear has been attached inversely. But there shouldn't be any problem with correction of it. Anyway the model looks very nice.
     
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    Yes it does some nice paint going on there.;)
     
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    Very nice Spitfire. Good job!
     
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    Nice finished David, fix the wheels and she will be just fine.
     
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    It is a nice bird.

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    Fixed the under carriage. Thats what happens when I get excited and rush. Anyhows... well spotted.

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    Thanks again everyone for your kind comments.

    David.
     
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    Beauty...great job mate!
     
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    Like it David! :)
     
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    That's better - looks very nice indeed.
     
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    looks great, well done
     
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    Yep, I agree......
    Cut yourself some slack mate, yous is doin good!!!!!!
     
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