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Author Topic: Hasegawa Spitfire Mk VI => LF Mk Vb, scale 1/32  (Read 7391 times)
Pascal
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« on: July 12, 2009, 04:37:43 PM »

Hello,

For the 65th anniversary of D-day, I'm building the LF Mk Vb AB 910, AE-H, flown by F/O George Lawson 402 Sqn RCAF on june 6 1944.

First a look at the Mk VI Hasegawa kit :









I started by recribing the panellines :





Greetings

Pascal

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Pascal
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 08:57:00 AM »

I added some extra scratchbuild details to the cockpit and the sidewalls, the instrumentpanel was also scratchbuild. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves :











And this is the result :







Greetings Pascal



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Edgar Brooks
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 11:26:44 PM »

As your model is dated June, 1944, it might pay to consider a couple of items.  The landing lights were deleted from March, 1943, and the hot air exits, outboard of the outer gun bays, were deleted from January, 1943.
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Pascal
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 01:07:57 AM »

Hi Edgar,

Nice to see you here  Wink As always thank for your help  Smiley

The hot air exits have been sanded and the gaps filled. As for the landing lights,  this particular Spitfire AB910 was build at Castle Bromwich in 1941. If I understand you correctly, they were fitted in 1941 and deleted in 1943 ? The landing light doors are not visible on photos of today's AB910, but because it's a warbird, I'm not sure if the aircraft is in its original state. (as can be seen for example by the 4 blade prop)

Does anyone have pictures of AB910 during its operational career ?

Greetings, Pascal

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Damiaes
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 12:56:33 PM »

Hello Smiley
beautifull work............more photos....more photos Smiley
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Edgar Brooks
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 07:45:09 PM »

The landing lamps mod was listed as "Class 4B & on repair."  I don't know the urgency (if any) from the 4B reference, but "on repair" would, I suspect, mean that it would have been carried out as soon as any repair (or overhaul?) became necessary.
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Pascal
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 04:33:21 PM »

Thanks again for your help Edgar Smiley

I made the engine cowling panels fasteners by using a piece of messing tube with a diameter of 1 mm :







It took me a couple of hours to do this. Some have been done 2 or 3 times, a couple need to be filled and made again. But once it's painted, I think they will look good.

And a made the radiator flaps control lever from 2 pieces of stretched sprue :



Once installed in the cockpit, I hope it will look like this :



Greetings, Pascal
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