Spitfire Mk. IXc

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Stuart Clark
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Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by Stuart Clark » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:39 pm

My one year build will be a Mk. IXc Spitfire in 1/48 by Hasagawa.

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Only after market will be a PE cockpit panel, seatbelts and mask set.

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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by dmccall » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Nice pick for Year build, Stuart - I have the Eduard Spit IX and XV in my stash awaiting starting. I always liked Spits.
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:39 pm

https://youtu.be/9xsZZ_EiUQkA quick inbox review of the Spitfire.
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by GGionet » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:12 pm

Thanks for sharing Stuart. Nice in box review. Looking forward to the build.

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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by Stuart Clark » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:22 am

Started work on this on the weekend. First up is the cockpit.

Seat etc. goes together very well.

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Test fitting instrument panel as I'm going to sand it away to put this on. A prepainted photoetch panel from Yahu

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A few passes with the Super Sanding Blocks and it's looking good.

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Test fit. I won't add it until the rest of the cockpit is painted and weathered.

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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by Stuart Clark » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:16 am

Got the cockpit area primed and painted.

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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:25 am

Quite a bit of work done over the last week.
After painting the cockpit I gloss coated it and then began the weathering process.

Lighting up some areas of the side panels with some Tamiya weathering powders and just a bit of dry brushing. Some of Tamiya's excellent black panel wash was then used to darken up some of the recesses.

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Once that was done I started work on the photo-etch seatbelts. Eduard makes some very nice sets and although fiddly, thanks to a magnifier and some patience I got them into place.

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I then attached the part with the Yahu instrument panel and attached the assembly to one side of the fuselage.

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Been very pleased with how this build is working out. Next will be putting the fuselage together and starting on the landing gear assembly.
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Re: Spitfire Mk. IXc

Post by Stuart Clark » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:34 am

A bit more work was done this weekend.

Gave the inside landing gear doors a quick spray of interior green. Will probably start work on the gear tomorrow if time permits.

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Attached the upper wings to the lower wing assembly. Fit hear was very good with minimal cleanup required. Also got the fuselage together, a bit more filling and sanding was needed here but nothing too bad.

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Attaching the Fuselage to wings were a different story. I don't know I had warped something but there was a sizable gap on the port top wing where it meets the fuselage as well as the underside center rear section. Fortunately, a bit of filling with putty seems to have solved both areas.

Tail planes were added without any drama as well.

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