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Spitfire Mk IX finished at last

April 8 2012 at 6:16 PM

Alex Tula  (Login AlexTSeattle)
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from IP address 24.18.193.5

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Photos taken at the IPMS Seattle Spring Show on Saturday:

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My one bit of advice is to be VERY careful and test fit the engine assembly before joining it to the fuselage/cockpit firewall. During test fitting, BE SURE to test fit all the magnetic panels and check for proper alignment. I wasn't adequately careful and my engine was tipped upwards very very slightly, but this resulted in noticeable gaps where the port and bottom cowl panes meet the fuselage. I had to add shims and trim/file/sand AFTER the model was otherwise fully painted and decalled to close those up.

Lots of Barracuda resing. Ian's sunglasses from TechStar

Hope you like it!





Alex in Seattle


    
This message has been edited by AlexTSeattle from IP address 24.18.193.5 on Apr 8, 2012 6:19 PM


 
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