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nimrod54

Airfix Spitfire Mk.1a - 66 Squadron September 1940: **PHOTO UPDATE**

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Looking very nice John - good job that man! :)

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great work, did you use any references to put the new code on?

Stu,

The reference I used was in the following link provided by Troy in post #10 Spitfire R6800 LZ-N if you scroll through the photos the last one shows a shot of the stbd side and I used this to determine the position of the N. I also had to assume that the R6800 positions and the LZ spacing were both correct, this being so the squadron code would lie over the reg no - not 100% I know, but the best available to me at the time. HTH

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I got two coats of matt varnish on this yesterday and added the final details this morning so I am calling the aircraft part of this build done. I still need to do some work to organise displaying it, but because the 109 is now going to feature alongside it I need to crack on with that build. Hopefully going to make it.

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I would just like to add my thanks to those of you who have stayed with this build and for all the help and support given. :thanks:

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Seconded - I had to go to post #1 to check the scale - lovely result John :)

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Hi John,

your Spit is looking really smart!

Great build and original scheme. Congrats through and through!

JR

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Thank you for all your kind comments guys.

Kallisti

That's a great model and looks fantastic in the diorama alongside the Hurricane.

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I was outside earlier trying to get some sharper images and whilst they are a bit better, I am still not happy. I am having some issues with the depth of field - oh how I wish I had kept my OM2. Any advice would be welcome.

Anyway here they are.

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Wow, great detail (check the scale again) and a lovely finish. Great job John :)

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Another excellent build John. Were you ever a jeweler or watchmaker? Everything is so clean and precise.

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Another excellent build John. Were you ever a jeweler or watchmaker? Everything is so clean and precise.

I wish Cookie. I worked in the aircraft industry and during my first year as an apprentice I had to make my own toolbox and all of its contents eg scribing block, die holders, tap wrenches, vee-blocks etc. I came out of my time five years later as a Turner/Grinder and this required parts to be produced to very close tolerances, so I guess that is where the precision has come from. The cleanliness bit comes from having to keep parts and work areas clean to avoid FOD risk and I have no doubt that if I was ever analysed there would be a smattering of OCD in there. :lol:

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