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Title: New Spitfire model on the scene
Post by: Tally Ho on August 17, 2013, 10:16:10 AM
Has anyone seen or bought this 1/12 scale version?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGUz0pREeA


Title: Re: New Spitfire model on the scene
Post by: Edgar Brooks on August 18, 2013, 01:57:24 AM
1/. It isn't a Vb, since it has the twin radiators of the IX.
2/. It isn't a IX, since it has a 3-bladed prop, and early Mark exhausts.


Title: Re: New Spitfire model on the scene
Post by: Tally Ho on August 20, 2013, 06:28:10 PM
Thanks for the heads-up.

So if the port wing radiator was omitted it would then look about right for a Vb?



Title: Re: New Spitfire model on the scene
Post by: Edgar Brooks on August 22, 2013, 10:30:42 AM
Still more work needed; the cannon bulge is the wrong size, and in the wrong place; there shouldn't be a second "cannon" fairing on the leading edge; there shouldn't be tear-drop fairings over the wheel wells. That's all that I could see, clearly, in the few seconds available, but I suspect, if they've copied a "C" wing, that the inner .303" Browning's compartment will be in the wrong place, too. I couldn't see if there was a second bulge, for the cannon, on the underside, but there should be (and it wasn't a simple teardrop.)


Title: Re: New Spitfire model on the scene
Post by: Tally Ho on August 23, 2013, 11:22:10 AM
Thanks and very grateful.

I've found this link which might help confirm

http://www.model-space.com/media/318622/spitfire_boost.pdf?__utma=210999945.1416290828.1374438375.1377195817.1377199027.51&__utmb=210999945.80.10.1377199027&__utmc=210999945&__utmx=-&__utmz=210999945.1374438375.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=80871508