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EmperorKai

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  1. EmperorKai

    SBD-3 clear Edition Trumpeter OOB

    Looking pretty sweet Martin. Can’t wait to see where you go next with the paint. I already can’t wait to build this kit, and you’re build is making me think hard about doing it sooner rather than later. Kai
  2. EmperorKai

    P-47D-11 finished

    Fantastic work as usual John! Kai
  3. EmperorKai

    Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair: Update: 12-1-18

    Beautiful work Peter. Always enjoy watching your builds and glad to see you’ve got your mojo back! Kai
  4. EmperorKai

    My First Heartbreak

    You go Gaz! I would also encourage you to let the shape and dimension questions go, and just build it, have fun with it and be that kid again. Kai
  5. EmperorKai

    Hellenic A-7E

    Nice start GusMac! I like the really weathered ones too. Kai
  6. EmperorKai

    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    Thanks for the kind words! Should have another update tomorrow...
  7. EmperorKai

    Welcome to EmperorKai.

    Thanks much!
  8. EmperorKai

    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    Thanks Rob and for looking in on my build.
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    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    THE FUSELAGE The fuselage was closed up and I've started adding various details such as cowling fasteners and "hood bumps" for the Coffman starters, etc. Missing panel lines and rivets were added as well. At this point, this post is caught up to where I'm at now.
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    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    THE WING Probably the single biggest issue with the kit is the lack of wheels wells. As a 10 year old, I was able to land many an aircraft just fine without them, but for this project I decided to include them The radiator and oil cooler were also built up with styrene and leftover photo-etch. The air scoop for the carburetor was also removed so it can be replaced with the Hasegawa scoop.
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    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    THE COCKPIT The Revell cockpit is also typical of the era, so the Hasagawa cockpit was fitted and embellished with a Yahu instrument panel. A CMK-Quickboost seat was also added. Strip-sheet styrene was added to flesh out the fuselage and various other details.
  12. EmperorKai

    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    Thanks Mikester!
  13. EmperorKai

    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    Another fit issue encountered was the engine panels. One of the signatures of the the Revell kits were panels that exposed engines and moveable control surfaces. At the time, and to a model-building kid, these features were awesome. However they also pose accuracy and fit issues. In the case of the Spitfire, the panels are undersized. I also found that the opening for the exhaust stacks are different sizes (!). These were corrected with styrene as well.
  14. EmperorKai

    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    THE BUILD During the initial dry-fitting, a number of fit issues became apparent. In the case of the stabilizers, they appear to be too thin and result in a mismatch where they meet the root at the fuselage. .020 styrene was sandwiched between the halves to address the difference. The elevators were also cleaned up in similar fashion.
  15. EmperorKai

    Spitfire Mk Ia: 610 Squadron, May 1940

    There are a number of images that show 610 sqn, and even specifically DW-Q, however as far as I can tell, these are from July 1940, which is after 610 was replenished with aircraft and pilots. By this time, DW-Q was assigned to P9502 (?) which was flown by Sgt. Ireland.
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