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You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite. It's time to start the most important build of my life. Appropriately, it's the most important warplane ever flown. During the height depth? The generosity of this man was at once unbelievable and at the same time a beautiful gesture to someone going through a difficult and trying time. I will forever be grateful to him, but I do feel guilty for not yet starting it. Time to fix that! Whilst looking over the sprues, it became apparent to me that this was an opportunity to create as fine of a replica of the Spitfire that I could produce.
Accordingly, I've been collecting aftermarket accessories over the last couple of years. What I'll show now may not be everything that is used or needed. We'll see how it goes as the build progresses.
I don't think I need to post pictures of each sprue, these can be easily found around the web. An excellent review can be found here.
I didn't see a review here on Britmodeller how could this be? A separate stroke of good fortune occurred when I started shopping around for the aftermarket accessories.
Somehow I was lucky enough to be the 10, customer or something like that at the Barracuda website and won a gift certificate. I promptly cashed it in on some of these goodies:. Sharing the love, some beautiful exhausts from Quickboost came my way which may or may not be appropriate - I missed the "Mk. VIII" designation when I ordered them :. But what scheme to do? There were more than a few Mk. IX Spitfires I dare say.
Everyone does that one. Consequently I acquired this sticker sheet from EagleCals. Those of you who have followed any of my builds know that I often change my other mind on the scheme - sometimes right in the middle of stickering! So we'll see how this plays out. I purchased the book too - and Roy Sutherland was kind enough to autograph it for me. This will be a long project. To do justice to this magnificent aircraft in scale, it cannot be rushed. I hope to treat each sub-assembly as a separate model in and of itself, and I will take several intermissions to keep the mojo strong.
I don't normally work on more than one project at a time, but even this old geezer can learn some new tricks! I don't expect this will be finished in - after all, I still have my Canberra PR. Plus, I'll be working on some contributions for an upcoming modelling book. A busy year in Navy Birdland! Chair pulled up and appropriate bar snacks at the ready. I'll take a seat in the corner too if I may, can't wait to see this turning into the definitive MkIX build!
When I first received this kit, I had hoped that Edgar could help me do the right things with it. Unfortunately he is no longer with us, so I hope the Spitfire subject matter experts will chime in, early and often!
I have Edgar's notes that a dedicated modeller has preserved, and they will help immensely. Still, I suspect some questions will come up. I think the definitive Spitfire build is the masterpiece that airscale is working on.
Ah, this is going to be great! I'm really looking forward to seeing you do that Navy Bird magic on this one. Happy building Bill. I hope the chemo was successful. I have my oncology appointment tomorrow and infusion no 5 on Friday. I shall be pulling up a chair and watching this one with glee. I'm looking forward to watching you work some magic on this one!
But I'll drop almost everything to follow you build this beauty. I feel rather like that myself Building one myself currently. Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy etc. Bollard duly pulled up and settled in for the show. Looking forward to this one Bill, I have the Mk. VIII to build too,.
That's is going to be something special bill, can't wait for you to take your time with this! Happy to watch for as long as it takes. Almost missed a first row seat, here. And what a magnificent gesture to send you the kit all the way from down under, what a fine gentleman that chap is.
If you are armed with Edgar's notes then you will be in good hands, and with that haul of AM you should have no problems whatsoever, I will watch your build with interest. Thanks everybody! What a great send-off, now I have to live up to all your expectations. No guarantees, but I shall endeavour to do my best.
After all, there is still a positive balance in my bank account. I've started to put my build plan together, but I hope I don't get caught in that paralysis by analysis mode again. Sometimes I think I think too much. No parking it with the flaps down now,it'll cost you a small at the bar with this lot watching. Hello Steve. Well, that will either save me a lot of work, or cost me for a few rounds!
So, first question. The instructions don't start with the cockpit. What is this blasphemy??? Second question. Assuming one wanted to start with the cockpit, shouldn't all them lightening holes in the bulkheads be drilled out?
Not that I really want to do that, but I'm thinking I should. I've successfully avoided that in scale by virtue of smallness or by using photoetch , but here they're going to be pretty obvious. I don't really like Spitfires much but as this is a Bill Build, I shall make and exception and follow it as I suspect the experience will be well worth it. Is there room on the sofa for me to watch too? Curb your tongue, knave! You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.
Tamiya How to Build - Tamiya s 1/32 Spitfire Update 2015
Reviewer: Dave Coward January This is the second build of this kit for the magazine. IX so the build will be as per option. Much has already been said and written about the quality of this kit and my initial impressions upon opening up the box back up all these observations. I started with the cockpit as per the instructions. This is a work of art in its own right and the fit quality has to be seen to be believed, so much so that the paint has to be scraped from mating surfaces to get a perfect fit as the tolerances are so tight. I did drill out the lightening holes in the cockpit frames before assembly but this is not really that necessary as a dark wash will highlight them just as well.
Tamiya Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc 1:32 – build review Dave Coward