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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 05:59:18 AM »
The Italians had the G.55S and the Germans experimented with various marks of the Fw-190/Ta-152 as torpedo fighters...what about an equivalent late model Spitfire?
Not sure about the Spitfire Greg, but some heavy stuff was trialed on the Spiteful, the Uncle Tom RP comes to mind, it was 1050 lbs and two were carried so two of them would be about a torpedo weight, plus there's a photo of a Spiteful carrying a long centerline drop tank which looks like something found on a Hellcat/Bearcat
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 01:06:38 AM »
This is a scale-o-rama-ed 1/48 S6B (into an ostensibly 1/72 aircraft) with tandem (offset) engines, Spitfire prop and canopy, and (Weddel-Williams racer?) spats (Brian DB note!). Large-caliber cannon to rear of pilot. Tactic was to fly directly under and out in front of victim, pull up and blast the cockpit area.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2012, 01:14:12 AM »
When the Channel Islands (known for their distinct breeds of cows) were "abandoned" as indefensible, the Dame of Sark begged Supermarine for fighters. They sent two land-converted S6B racers with a lashed-up 20mm cannon between the cylinder banks. The locals painted the Swallows like the islands would look from above, and the "national insignia" became the common warning roadsign ("look out for the cows").

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2012, 12:01:27 PM »
How about an air racer Spitfire with the canopy of the "Speed Spitfire" fitted to a Mk.21 with contra-props?  Somewhere in the stash I have all the pieces for this one.  -chuckle- As a companion, similarly modify the DB-powered one the Germans did and mod the cowling for a DB605 or DB603.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2012, 12:29:41 PM »
I have a Seafire 47 already earmarked as a post war racer...
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2012, 09:01:56 AM »
Seafire XVII on floats, as in the floats used for previous Spitfire experiments.  Ventral strake at the back.   
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2012, 05:29:58 AM »

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2012, 08:15:15 AM »
Late one night a Spiteful and a Mustang got dirty:




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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2012, 08:55:43 AM »
Kind of...
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2012, 09:46:14 AM »
A1_Phoenix's "early Hurricane" reminded me that I'd done a back-dated Spitfire.
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2012, 09:56:21 AM »
A1_Phoenix's "early Hurricane" reminded me that I'd done a back-dated Spitfire.

That's sexy!  :D
very well done, thank you!

Offline apophenia

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2012, 11:05:31 AM »
Cheers A1'. Strictly done for fun ... your ur-Hurricane is far more plausible.
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »
I have a Seafire 47 already earmarked as a post war racer...


Well if your going to use a late Mark Spitfire as a speed machine, why not go the whole hog?
Excuse the rough cutting and pasting, photshop etc aren't my strong point:

Speed Spiteful:



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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2012, 08:30:44 PM »
This is one I built long before I realized I could buy a vacuform or resin kit of a Spiteful, this is actually of the first prototype
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2012, 04:06:43 AM »
Love the speed Spiteful! :)
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2012, 04:54:32 AM »
Love the speed Spiteful! :)

Indeed. It may be just the thing to do from the Falcon vac kit.  :icon_meditation:
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2012, 04:50:01 AM »
Love the speed Spiteful! :)

Indeed. It may be just the thing to do from the Falcon vac kit.  :icon_meditation:

Indeed you could, but why bother when Trumpeter make an injection molded one?
all you then need is the Falcon vacform canopies for Spitfire set (which includes the speed Spitfire canopy)
and Robert is indeed your fathers brother :)

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2012, 05:48:14 AM »
Perhaps because I already own the Falcon kit, and have no intention of purchasing the Trumpeter?
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2012, 09:28:53 AM »
I had an idea! :D

Polish produced, with license, and Hispano engined!

here in FAF service!



S!
A1

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2012, 10:37:50 AM »
Oh yeah...I like that one.  A lot! 


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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2012, 10:57:42 AM »
Polish produced, with license, and Hispano engined!

Ooo, that is clever A1' ... but when do we see one in chequerboards?  ;)
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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2012, 11:13:01 AM »
Polish produced, with license, and Hispano engined!
Very nice, I wonder if the Finns would re-engine them as they did the Morko-Moraines (sp?)?

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2012, 06:47:25 PM »
Ooo, that is clever A1' ... but when do we see one in chequerboards?  ;)

Soon.. :icon_ninja:

Very nice, I wonder if the Finns would re-engine them as they did the Morko-Moraines (sp?)?

 :) not a bad idea at all! i must try something!

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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2012, 10:37:05 AM »
Materials list in 1/48:

Eduard Weekend Avia 534 Series III
Quickboost 2 blade prop
Airfix Spitfire Mk.1
Ultracast Spitfire seat.

It'd about kill me to cut the nose off the Avia but someday may have to give this a try.

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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2012, 12:12:23 PM »
Seafire FR.XIX in USMC Korea markings.
Seafang in the same markings. 
« Last Edit: July 01, 2012, 02:30:43 AM by Daryl J. »
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