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  1. Hi all, After acquiring available drawings and asking a few here and there, I began a looong Spitfire simulator project using basic aircraft fabrication techniques (sheetmetal, riveting, welding, casting). I'll have to make a few concessions, given that it will be a simulator, but will try to keep it as faithful to the original as I can. Some of you might spot something that I did upside down (easy fix ). Here's some photos of my progress (2 years now)... Frame #8 buildup along with intercostal below rudders. Trim Gauge and Gear Indicator Youtube video showing trim gauge at work (on a Beaufighter 1c): Upside down, but an easy fix. Machined on a Sherline Mill & Lathe and etched. Will hope to get into casting next year, but until then, I couldn't wait to get started with the grip and weld some. If I can get it close enough, I might cast it in aluminum later. Regards, Zeb
  2. Hi all, I'm new to the forum. Would like to share my Revi 16b with you guys. I plan on machining some of the hardware someday, but I'm considering it finished for now. The model is free to download and 3D print, or you can order the parts done for you. Here's the thingiverse.com link. I used Tamiya rattle can aluminum paint, then top-coated it with Tamiya Nato Black and Flat Black. Buffed the edges to give it a blued look. I have a car dash adapter which can be printed to fit a readily available GPS speedometer. Works great in the car during winter and at night. Not so good in daylight, but still fun! I'm currently working on a 1:1 Spitfire simpit, so I should have the RAF Mk1 gunsight done one of these days. Regards, Zeb
  3. This is one of the projects which got me into my 1:1 Spit simpit project. Wish shipping wasn't so expensive across the pond!
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