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Spitfire Mark Ia New Tool Tamiya 1:48

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Hello mates,

No. 19 Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson has just landed! Fast Spit, fast build, Braun 1000 Watt....

 

Cheers,

Tom

 

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You are teasing us who have to wait until after Christmas to get close to this kit!

 

But fine model.

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Really nice Spitfire there Tom, love the early scheme too

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That's a fine looking Spit!

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I've never seen this type of aerodynamic rear view mirror.  I wonder why wasn't it adopted on later marks?

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I think I'll buy this kit just for the pilot figure and his seat straps...!

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On 12/12/2018 at 22:45, Hairtrigger said:

The pilot really makes it...  

 

On 12/12/2018 at 23:06, IanC said:

I think I'll buy this kit just for the pilot figure and his seat straps...!

Thank you all that you like it!

Sadly the otherwise great pilot of the kit has the typical toilet habit of the figures of the1970s: 2 hands on 2 legs and pressing!😑 So i cut him in pieces to get a vivid move and opened the mouth for a smile🙂

BTW the Kit is on sale since November, in Germany nearly sold out. A second batch is under way as TE said...

Cheers,

Tom

 

 

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Fantastic. Love the animated pilot figure, really adds to the 'feel' of your build; especially in that second picture. It looks like one helluva kit; I'm going to have to get (at least) one! Was it a fun, hassle free build (it certainly looks that way)?

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13 hours ago, Newbie(kinda) said:

Was it a fun, hassle free build (it certainly looks that way)?

Hello Andrew,

yes it was big, short 34 hrs fun despite riveting, pilot changes and some extra detailing. Best fitting kit i ever had...

Cheers,

Tom

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Lovely Spit! That was quick!

Did the Braun 1000 watt help the paint  dry quicker? 😉 I've heard that many people nick the wife's hairdryer as part of the painting process?!!

 

Martin

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11 hours ago, Lightningboy2000 said:

Did the Braun 1000 watt help the paint  dry quicker? 😉 I've heard that many people nick the wife's hairdryer as part of the painting process?!!

Hello Martin,

i use the Föhn only to drive the props, only cold and low power, not to melt or blow them away!:rolleyes:

 

Cheers,

Tom

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Hi Tom,

 

excellent built. Looking forward for the new MF!!!! :clap:

 

Cheers 

 

Andy

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Thank you, mates, that you like the little Spit, this is my first 48er since my YF-16 Monogram 1976 (i presume)!

10 hours ago, Andy Dyck said:

excellent built. Looking forward for the new MF!!!! :clap:

Thank you Andy,

as for the Jungmann and the Mirage! :)

Cheers,

Tom

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18 hours ago, stevej60 said:

Superb rendition of this new kit Tom!

Thank you, Steve!

My first 48er since the 70ties!

I saw Christopher Nolans Dunkirk with the voice of Sir Michael Caine and rememberd him starring in Battle of Britain (Luftschlacht um England, was the german cinema title) i saw as boy. Since then i am fan, so i could not resist...

 

Cheers,

Tom

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