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Greenshirt

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About Greenshirt

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    Spitfires, Hurricanes, Martlets, Corsairs, 109's and 190's -- FAA, US Navy and sometimes the Luftwaffe.

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  1. Greenshirt

    Airfix 2020

    My annual Airfix wishlist (sadly hasn’t changed much): TBF-1 Avenger D3A Val Ju-88A-1/5 Battle P-51B Mustang Yak-9 All 1/72 of course.
  2. Greenshirt

    Airfix for 2019

    I think the Hellcat was already on the drawing boards when the Mustang was released. It takes a few years to go from idea to market. Im sure the US desire for big models, and a few sales of the Typhoons here, likely showed a market for a big subject that would have broad(er) appeal. The Hellcat certainly has that.
  3. Greenshirt

    Airfix for 2019

    I have 2 neighbors (brothers) who are 7 and 12 who come over and tinker with models with their dad. They asked for the Airfix classics (in original boxes) because they were “cool”. Yes, they are glue bombs. Yes, they are a paint mess. But they have fun and talk about them for weeks. To be fair, I would not pay modern prices just because they are in modern boxes. These kits are readily available at tradrs’ tables for a couple of dollars here in the US. So grab a couple on occasion. Point is, the attraction can be there, but not at the “new” price point. Tim
  4. Greenshirt

    Spitfire Mk XII

    You are correct. I must say I measured thrice before putting values to paper but must have fat-fingered when I typed it. Verified just now that it is indeed 1.35 inches, measured using calipers. Tim
  5. Greenshirt

    Shark Mouth Spitfire

    Look for a Seafire IIc Kit, MB218, S*A 809 NAS on HMS UNICORN, 1943.
  6. Greenshirt

    Merlin engined Seafires

    Distinguishing features between the IIc and III are primarily the wingfold joint on the III. Both had 4 bladed props. The III had the later “Mk VIII type” Vokes filter and generally internal reinforcements in the fuselage. The Ib had a 3 blade prop, “b” wing armament and typically the early large Vokes filter. Essentially a Vb with an a-frame hook and external reinforcements. Tim
  7. Greenshirt

    Spitfire mkiii 1/72???

    I started with the Airfix Mk Va kit. Link to my build. the most difficult bit was inserting the plug to push the engine forward. The radiator was an interesting exercise in scratchbuilding due to the few poor photos available. Otherwise a fairly fun build. Tim
  8. Greenshirt

    Spitfire Mk XII

    Thanks, I have that conversion set...
  9. Greenshirt

    Spitfire VIII Questions

    Easily within my skill set. I’d just rather not if I don’t HAVE to. I’ve got plenty of subjects I’d like to do and already have a few on the bench requiring cuts, dabs, and smoothing just to make them accurate to the markings in the box. If I can find a short cut, it’s time I can spend fixing a more poor kit.
  10. Greenshirt

    Spitfire Mk XII

    I’ve had Hasegawa’s VII, VIII, and IX boxings. All the same base sprues but w added bits and decals for variant in the box. The VII had the compressor intake and instructions to fill key panel lines like the long ailerons and the elevators. VIII was similar but without the compressor. IX had an insert for the non retractable tailwheel. They do build eaily and look nice, but don’t set one next to an Eduard kit as it looks noticeably smaller. I’m on the lookout for another VII as I want to convert it to a PR.X...but I’d rather a dedicated kit gets released so I’m not looking very hard.
  11. Greenshirt

    Spitfire VIII Questions

    Ailerons — doh! Thanks much.
  12. Greenshirt

    Spitfire VIII Questions

    Thanks for reposting the instructions. Looking at the Eduard sprues it seems simply swapping the wings between sprue F and G would provide the desired F.VIII wing w wide bulges and the other kit effectively becomes a Spitfire w sprue H, Spitfire Mk IXc late. No surgery and I still have 2 Spitfires. Or am I missing a trick?
  13. Greenshirt

    Spitfire VIII Questions

    I don’t do FB, would someone please post here the details?
  14. Greenshirt

    Anyone built a 1/72 Ventura Spitfire?

    I used some spare bits from an Eduard IX kit to tart up the interior, and while at it used the later landing gear and horizontal stabs as it improves the exterior as well.
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