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TEMPESTMK5

Spit Vb P O Jacques Andrieux Sqn 130 Sept 1942

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

I am taking part to this Gb with a Spit Vb Tamiya I will try to represent the aircraft flown by the Pilot Officer Jacques Andrieux https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Andrieux

I will replace the Ip by a Yahu models one https://www.scalemates.com/kits/944642-yahu-models-yma7249-spitfire-mk-v, and use Eduard Pe seat belts and the Berna decals sheet 984347004.jpg

Today I painted the cockpit with in Green Interieor Humbrol 78 .


Patrice

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Col.    5,016

Welcome along Patrice. Good to see a French pilot being represented with this one :)

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Welcome aboard!

Thank you Gingerbob

Patrice

Good to see another model being built here ! Looking forward to the first pictures

Thank you Giorgio

Patrice

Welcome along Patrice. Good to see a French pilot being represented with this one :)

Thank you Col

Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

I changed my mind and decided to use a Quickboost seat and today I painted it
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I also prepared the Ip ( I really like these Yahu Ips ..)

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I placed the seat , Ip and control column
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Yesterday I had painted the fuselage interior

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Patrice

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Col.    5,016

Good progress there and have to agree with your choices of after-market parts; the Yahu panel is stunning and the Quickboost seat essential to replace the strange shelf that Tamiya would have a Spitfire pilot perch upon.

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

This Week end I placed the wings on the fuselage

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Patrice

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Col.    5,016

Suddenly you have a Spitfire :thumbsup:

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Giorgio N    3,947

I can only echo Col's comments, the cockpit is very good and the seat in particular really looks the part. Quickboost parts really are a great way of adding detail at little cost.

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good morning

Thank you for your comments ..

I would like to know if I should delete the 2 parallel lines on the top of the wings between the cannon fairings and the pear shaped bump ?

Patrice

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Giorgio N    3,947

Good morning

Thank you for your comments ..

I would like to know if I should delete the 2 parallel lines on the top of the wings between the cannon fairings and the pear shaped bump ?

Patrice

When did Andrieux fly this aircraft ? The two stiffeners were introduced as a modification in early 1942, any aircraft serving before that date would not have any stiffener. Aircrafts in service after this date may or not have these retrofitted

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Hi Giorgio

Thank you I will check when Andrieux flew this aircraft ..

Patrice

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PlaStix    12,382

Hi Patrice. Hadn't realised you were making this Tamiya kit as well. It's rather good isn't it?.........and you're making very good progress - much quicker than me! :thumbsup:

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good morning

Thank you ..

I think the Tamiya kits are the best , easy to build , accurate the only point is their price when you want to buy them in Europe but you can find some interesting opportunities on Ebay ..

Patrice

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Stew Dapple    10,700

Hi Patrice,

Spitfire Vb BL736 was sent first to no.33 Maintenance Unit in February 1942 and issued to 130 Squadron on 25 March 1942. Based on that I think you will be okay with the stiffeners.

More info here...

Cheers,

Stew

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Hi Patrice,

Spitfire Vb BL736 was sent first to no.33 Maintenance Unit in February 1942 and issued to 130 Squadron on 25 March 1942. Based on that I think you will be okay with the stiffeners.

More info here...

Cheers,

Stew

Good morning Stew

Thanks a lot for your infos :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

I decided to let the stiffeners in place .

This Week end I made a preshadding and started painting the underside in grey ..

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Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good evening

Today I started painting with Humbrol Grey 106

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Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good morning Stew

Thank you

Patrice

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good morning

I had no time to work on this build yesterday I will try to go on painting this Week end ..

Patrice

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PlaStix    12,382

Good to see more progress - you are certainly way ahead of me now. I ended up removing the stiffeners from mine - it took a bit of careful trimming and I only twice caught detail on the surface that was supposed to remain in place!! A little bit of filler and a bit of sanding down sorted it all out though. Looking forward to seeing more of the paint going on yours. I may try and do some pre-shading on mine this weekend.

Kind regards,

Stix

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TEMPESTMK5    3,020

Good to see more progress - you are certainly way ahead of me now. I ended up removing the stiffeners from mine - it took a bit of careful trimming and I only twice caught detail on the surface that was supposed to remain in place!! A little bit of filler and a bit of sanding down sorted it all out though. Looking forward to seeing more of the paint going on yours. I may try and do some pre-shading on mine this weekend.

Kind regards,

Stix

Good afternoon Stix

Thank you ,removing the stifeners took you the time I spent on painting I think you will not take long before you catch me up .

The weather forecasts are not good for the weekend I think I will be able to do some more painting ..

Regards

Patrice

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