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  1. [SC] Arachnicus

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    #1 [SC] Arachnicus, Mar 22, 2013
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    I'm working on a Tamiya 1:48 scale Spitfire and I just learned that hard way that the canopies are extremely fragile, (more fragile then most) Well I broke the front piece of the canopy. A pic of the kit is below.



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    Does anyone have spare canopy parts that will fit? I have parts from a Revell MK-2, but of course they do not even come close to fitting. I'll pay for them. I am screwed.

    It comes with two front pieces. I'll buy the one you don't use.
     
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    If someone can point out the difference or similarity between a Mk.I and a Mk.V canopy I can send you one if it's right.

    Geo
     
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    If you send Tamiya an email, I think they will replace it for you, free I believe.
    All is not lost.....
     
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    I have the sliding part of the canopy out of Mk. XVIe from a Italeri kit. But I don't think that's what your looking for.
     
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    Go to the Tamiya site, give kit and part numbers, a replacement will be on its way ASAP
     
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    If someone has it, PM me reference paypal payment. I am fooked. Here I am with a nice spit in the process and now I'm just staring at it.
     
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    I sent a email. Hoping for the best. BTW the kit number is 1/48- item 61032*2500.
     
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    Good luck. if it doesn't work, I've got a couple Mk.Vs and I'll scrounge around my spares as I have built a Mk.I, just got to remember which box it's in.

    Geo
     
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    If you don't get one from Tamiya, let me know exactly which part you mean, and the part number as shown on the instruction sheet. If it's the windscreen, then the Mk1 used the screen with external armour, and the MkV used both this, or the internal armour on later versions. I might have an external armour from a different kit, but not sure without checking.
    However, Tamiya should send a replacement without problems.
     
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    I might have it. As Terry says, give the part number or post a pic of the busted piece.
     
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    Here's a pic of the piece.



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    Just had a quick look. I thought I had one from an Airfix kit, but no luck, sorry. If no one else can help, then Tamiya will send a replacement, although it might take a week or two.
     
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    Got it. If you PM me your address I'll mail it off to you.
     
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    We have a winner, good on ya Andy! :D
     
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    Here she is, in the building process. I love how well Tamiya's go together so nice. This is the first one I have put the stabilizer flaps down.



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    Looking good, nice work so far.
    BTW, those control surfaces are known as elevators - flaps are under the wing, used to create lift or drag- one to aid take off, the other to slow down for landing. Elevators control climb and descent.
     
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    Thanks Airframes. I have a confession.



    I do not know all there is no know about aircraft, so please forgive me and thank you for telling me. I sometimes am afraid to ask you guys questions because I will look like a idiot...lol.
     
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