Author Topic: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires  (Read 9609 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2013, 10:05:31 PM »
My radome order arrived quite quickly, they're from a Hellcat nightfighter.  Slipping them on the wings I have to admit that it makes the Twin Spit' look quite good so this is how it will go.  I'll use the center hard point for a large drop tank but not like the tank I was going to use as a radome  I've also made progress with the larger fin/rudder, you can see the visible difference between the original and what I've changed.  Lining up the hinge line with what is already there, I then found a corresponding point on the rudder trailing edges that blended in.  This dictated just where the cut lines would be for the match-up.  Some chord thickness thinning of the new fin was needed though  ---
« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 10:09:28 PM by kitnut617 »

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2013, 03:31:29 AM »
I am loving this  :)
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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2013, 04:41:43 AM »
I am loving this  :)
You & me both, Mr Tomcat! I especially like the asymmetrical fin & rudder.

Looking great, kitnut!

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2013, 08:05:04 AM »
I am loving this  :)
You & me both, Mr Tomcat! I especially like the asymmetrical fin & rudder.

Looking great, kitnut!

Brian da Basher

Thanks guys, the tails will look the same  ----- eventually   ;)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2013, 06:40:02 AM »
Bit of an update:

After enhancing a Seafire 47 carburetor intake from a Special Hobby kit, I made a mould of it.  Then made some casting.  Bottom pic is the result, the little bit at the tail end of the fairing will be carefully cut off and glued to the appropriate u/c bay door.
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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2013, 06:42:30 AM »
And some top view pics and also showing the new tail fin.  Just got to do the other one now and then it's off to the races ---

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2013, 12:08:44 AM »
 :-* :-*Wow! Wonderful! :-* :-*

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2013, 04:12:21 AM »
That's some outstanding progress, kitnut!

The contra-props are a fantastic touch!

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2013, 05:47:03 AM »
Thanks guys, it's taking a while but I'm getting there.  I want to get these two Spitfires done before November, then I can concentrate on the Turbo-prop Sunderland and AV-19 in the 'Clear your Bench' GB

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #54 on: December 26, 2013, 02:14:20 AM »
Well as things happen, dick-all has happened to any model building this last month or so ----    :-X :-X

But another member has come up with another solution to make a 2-seater, Keith (talleng) has built this marvelous T Mk.22 where he found something more easily to use, a Canadian operated Chipmunk canopy.  It sort of matches Greg's original idea perfectly and I'm going to add a couple more 2-seaters to the build using this canopy.

Here's a pic of Keith' 2-seater which has given me some new ideas ---


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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #55 on: December 26, 2013, 02:39:05 AM »
 :)
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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #56 on: December 26, 2013, 05:29:25 AM »
Fascinating to get the thought process and the build process all at once!

Truly outstanding work, I would never have considered it... but it looks so right that now I have to wonder why. :)

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #57 on: December 26, 2013, 07:48:39 AM »
Thanks mate!

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Re: A Pair of Two-Seater Spitfires
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2013, 08:57:02 AM »
Great! :-*