Spitfire Mk Vb (K.A. 1/2005)

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Laszlo, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

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    Hi Everybody!
    As I told, to Leif Oh http://www.cardmodels.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1463&start=45 those are some shots from my Spitfire building.
    It will not be a full build report, but some shorted one.
    First, the flight deck:
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    So, that's the status for today.
    If You have got any questions about methods, tools and used materials, ask.
    I hope, You'll enjoy those pics.
    See Ya!
  2. Ashrunner

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    Outstanding start. I will be looking forward to the rest of the thread and the finished product.
  3. Laszlo

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    Thanx a lot!
    I've started to work with wings.
    That's the frame. Number of elements is impressive, don't You think?
    Caution!
    It's absolutely necessary to use paper exactly as fat, as the designer ordered(1mm).
    If U will use another, problems with assembling that wing frame will occur.
    Those square shaped reinforcing elements between wing ribs, and wing struts will be to small.
    Paper has to be 1mm fat, and everything will be O.K.
  4. Laszlo

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    Hello everybody!
    Welcome back...
    I made wings. There was no special problems with assembling, except leading edge. I had to cut a little bit of an upper half of wing skin.
    Also I made the ammo shells outlets on the lower half of wings.

    That is, how it was it looks like before assembling
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    ...And after...

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    I made innner structure of wing trailing edge (from photo of an original aircraft), because I want to do flaps opened.

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    Oil coolers, and leading edges...

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  5. Laszlo

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    I've attached the wings, oli coolers, and engine air inlet.
    Now My Spit, looks like that.

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  6. barry

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    Spitfire

    work of art mate, beautiful job

    barry
  7. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Absolutely awesome work, Laszlo! :D

    Superb photos to show your incredible work.

    Thanks!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  8. Bowdenja

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    WOW! A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! ! !

    Thanks for sharing your work!

    I think I could do this for three life times and NEVER achive the level of your work.

    Absolutely Amazing!!
  9. Willja67

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    Absolutely gorgeous. That is really good work you do.
  10. Leif Oh

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    Extremely inspirational - and instructive. Will be a great help if I ever get to this model. Good luck with the rest! - Leif
  11. Laszlo

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    Thanks Guys!
    It's my pleasure, to share those photos with You.
    I'm very glad, that You enjoying to watch them.
    If there is something, You don't understand because of my english, which isn't exactly perfect, pls inform me, and I will try to write by another words.
    See (read) You next time :wink:
  12. Laszlo

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    Hello there!
    I have finished the engine exhaust collectors. I'm not very proud of them, because, they don't look great. In addition, macro photos makes defects more visible. I made the ailerons too. There was some trouble during installation, because I made the rear spar placed too much aft. I had to modify both ailerons (cut a little bit of trailing edges). But even now, they don't look great. I think, I used to use too large force for assembling the ailerons' halves, so they have a little bit deformed (to the inside) surfaces. It is visible on picture below. :cry:
    Generally, I think I need to get rest... maybe some vacations?...
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  13. Laszlo

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    I made windshield and canopy.
    I think, I'm satisfied with this.
    Inner and outer frames are made of paper, but plastic transparent parts (except the armoured glass on the windshield) are from the store. I just bought it.
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    I didn't make a mirror yet, because it's very small and I'm afraid to install it now. I'll do it later, to avoid to loose it somewhere...
  14. Gil

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    Laszlo,

    In a word, "Gorgeous".

    Gil
  15. Leif Oh

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    The most difficult thing in the world is to comment on something really good. What can you do, except praise it? - and yet, your effort of course deserves something more, Laszlo. I'm almost glad there were some little details that you're not absolutely satisfied with - shows you're human, and not a perfect assembly machine. Your Spit is beautiful, it would deserve to be on exhibition in any museum, and you should be very happy about it. And if you do take a little bit of vacation - have a really good time. Hope to see you soon again.

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  16. Laszlo

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    Hmm, what can I say...
    Thank You for nice opinion, but I think it's not enough good for being in the museum :wink: . And of course, I'm not any machine...huh huh... I'm triyng, but not yet. Maybe someday I'll be like Darth Vader... mechanical hands and dark side forces could be very useful for such precission works like modelling :lol: , but now I'm just a human, making a lot of mistakes.
    Of course I'm just kidding...
    And about vacation... That was only my wish...
    Unfortunatelly, I'm not going to get some vacations this year...
    So next pics, soon...
  17. Laszlo

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    Now, the landing gear.
    Tires are made of paper and some kind of superglue, sanded with a little help of drill machine. I've put some dirt on the wheels, wheelweels and struts and I made the gear locking pin lugs and hydraulic hoses. Shock absorbers' pistons are made of aluminnium foil.
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  18. Laszlo

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    No comments...hmmm...
    So i made the trailing edge flaps. It's my idea to make them opened so that's why it wasn't easy to do them. In addiction, I had pictures of poor quality, but flaps looks good enough for me.
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  19. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Laszlo! :D

    She's coming along wonderfully...a bit of scratch building, I presume?
    Very nicely executed, I particularly like the grime on the landing gear wheels, very nice effect.

    The open flaps add to the realism on this build, looks more like an active aircraft than a model...great idea and brilliant job.

    More when you can.... :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  20. Bowdenja

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