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Spookytooth

Spitphoon 1/72 Airfix.

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Yep , after a long break, we are back.

The good lady has finally decided to get back into the hobby.

So, she had a look through her stash (yes, she has her own stash.)

After looking at a couple, pulled this one out.

 

THE BOX.

 

She thought that it would be nice to build side by side with us.

Also , she said that it will be for our 21st birthday next March, a little something from the two of us personally made.

 

The Spitfire is basic with less than 30 parts, the Tiffie a few more.

 

SPITFIRE SPRUES

 

 

TYPHOON BITS

 

 

She has taken on the Spitfire (she likes Spitfires) so I have the Tiffie.

As it comes with a double display stand they will be wheels up and office shut so to speak.

 

Without further ado here is what has been done today.

Various parts cleaned up ready for priming.

 

SPIT Bits 1

 

 

Tiffe bits 1

 

 

And the pilots Bill and Ben

 

BILL

 

 

BEN

 

Still a little cleaning up to do on Ben.

 

That`s it for now.

 

Simon and Rose.

 

And NO, I have not forgotten about the Rhino I am building, bits of that build will be done along the road.

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Front seat, ready to go :popcorn: Press on, Simon and Rose! :clap:

 

Well, actually, take your time and have fun :thumbsup:

 

Ciao

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I'm in too - a joint build is a lovely idea, looking forward to it! :) 

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Thanks Giemme and Ced, it feels good to be back at the bench not just looking at it.

Things are busy but will try to post some pics tonight of the build.

 

Simon and Rose.

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Cheers Gremlin , the Lady Rose has enjoyed it too.

 

A little update.

 

As I had a little time on my hands I did a bit more to the Tiffie.

 

Nose cannon added.

 

Nose cannon 1

 

 

Also some of the other bits, the canards, control stick and the wing tip pods.

 

A few bits 1

 

The UC Doors are shall we say .....

 

UC Doors 1

 

Starboard side.

 

UC Doors 2 S

 

 

Port side.

 

UC doors P

 

 

Me thinks that those doors will have to go.

Scratch building here I come , damn.

 

Got the kids over tomorrow so not much will get done.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

PS Rose says Hi.

 

 

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The fit, or should I say lack of fit, of those doors I'd dreadful.  Any chance you can back them with some pkasticard and then fill and sand to get a more acceptable profile?  The Spitfire mouldings somehow don't seem so bad.

 

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Agreed - terrible mouldings. I guess, like a lot of kits, they're expecting you to build it wheels down. Good luck sorting it out, I'm sure you'll beat it into submission! :) 

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:hmmm: Definitely not a great fit for those U/C doors ... I wouldn't know if it's better totally scratchbuilding them or trying to fill in and rescribe the existing ones ... 

Looking forward to what you come up with :popcorn:

 

Cheers to you and Lady Rose

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Thanks Stever219, Ced and G. You are all right, those doors were not to be I think.

 

So with a bit of bravery and trusty tools I removed the main doors.

 

UC Doors 3

 

 

Not too much damage there.

 

UC Doors 4

 

The other doors are too firmly fixed, so I will have to work my way around them, possible use of plastic card and strip and good old filler.

 

We had a great time with the kids yesterday so nowt else has been done.

 

As always .

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

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Wow, lots of bravery there, but you came out successful :clap: Looking forward to the scratch built parts :popcorn:

 

Ciao

Edited by giemme

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Thanks G, a bit of good old fashioned butchery.

 

So, replace the main doors.

 

Firstly I made templates.

 

Tools for the job.

 

Tools for the job.

 

The old doors covered in tape.

 

Doors 1

 

 

Removed tape and placed on stock card 0.5 mm.

 

Doors 2

 

 

Trimmed and bent into shape.

 

Doors 3

 

And a test fit, again.

 

Doors 4

 

Not a bad fit when I hold it in place so I am happy about that.

Just the other side to do now, then work out the other parts to replace.

 

The nose door does not look to bad a fit at the moment.

 

Well a bit more to do tomorrow so will post then.

Hopefully with an update on the Spitfire.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

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Nice going, Simon :clap:

Looking forward to the next instalment :popcorn:

Ciao

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Thanks again G.

 

The outer door on the port side was a pig. Too well stuck to remove without causing any damage.

So I decided to fill the lower portion.

 

O.Door 1

 

Laid some tape across it and drew around it.

 

O.Door 3

 

Then pace tape on stock card 0.5 mm and cut around.

 

O.Door4

 

Then dry fitted.

 

O.Door5

 

It fits better than it looks, because there will have to be some sanding (probably).

 

Thats it for now, see what the good lady wants now.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

 

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Another update...

 

Trimmed the remnants of the vertical part of the doors flush.

 

O.Doors 5

 

 

Then cut a small length of 3 mm / 4 mm struct and filed it to appropriate shape.

This should give something for the doors to close on.

 

O.Doors 7

 

 

Then held in place with some thick gel C/A UV Activated.

 

O.Doors 9

 

And here it is with the pretty light on.

 

O.Doors 10

 

All that needs to be done now is the upright bits of the doors.

More card!!!!!

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

Alas no work on the Spitfire today.

 

 

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Good progress Simon, you're certainly mastering those doors :) 

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Cunning solution, Simon! :worthy::clap:

 

Ciao

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Thanks for the kind words of encouragement Gents.

 

Back to the bench quickly .

 

The upright parts of the doors.

Cut some stock card 0.2 mm. to shape.

 

O.Doors 11

 

Then for height.

 

O.Doors 13

 

Held in place with  a bit of Blue Tac.

 

O.Doors 12

 

 

Before trimming down.

 

O.Doors 14

 

Just got to repeat that the over side.

 

Hope to get more done over the weekend.

 

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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All looking very effective, Simon :clap:

 

Ciao

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Looking good Simon.

lovely that you're doing a twin build as it were.

I'll tag along if you don't mind.

Johnny.:clap2:

Edited by The Spadgent

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On 8/26/2017 at 0:20 AM, The Spadgent said:

Looking good Simon.

locely they you're doing a twin build as it were.

I'll tag along if you don't mind.

Johnny.:clap2:

John my friend, please drag up a pew , cuppa dear chap.

 

 

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OK, a quick up date.

 

Continuing on with the UC doors.

 

The step on the o door was filled and the upright glued in place

 

O.Doors 15

 

The bit of card sticking up was just to hold it in place, the outer flap? was copied in the same fashion as the main doors.

 

The other side`s upright was then glued as well.

 

O.Doors 16

 

 

Back to the other side again and the "sunken door".

Traced the upper portion of the door the same way and glued into place.

 

O.Doors 17

 

Before hitting it with some Green Stuff.

 

O.Doors 18

 

Going to leave that to dry for now and see how it looks after a bit of sanding.

 

That`s it for the moment.

All comments welcome.

 

Simon.

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Nice going Simon :clap: Keep it up, looking forward to next update :popcorn:

 

Ciao

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