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Artful69

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Hello ...

 

With the absence of a Do-17z and a Boulton Paul Defiant (in IM or Resin - in case some smart alec suggests Vac, paper or scratch building!) ... and - largely promted by research done to post on another thread elsewhere - my thoughts for a BoB Spitfire in 1/32 start to emerge ...

 

Mk.I & II options are acceptable (along with a & b variants of those). I know there's the Revell Mk.II on the way - but God only knows when thats getting here!

 

The re-released Mk.I from Revell (#00021 circa 2010) is readily available - and cheap ... a new canopy is needed (apparently) with a small dash of AM (office & wheels) and I'm told it will build up decently.

 

I'm no Spitfire expert, so please excuse me if I'm way off here - but can the Hobby Boss Mk.Vb be retrograded back to an earlier Mk.I or II 'b' ????

 

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Thanks for the input guys ...

 

Yep, feedback is that the HB is a poor effort of a Mk.Vb at any rate. Lord only knows when the Revell new tool will get here! ... meanwhile the 2010 re-release scrubs up decently with AM I think ...

 

I may just wait!

 

Rog :)

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I don't think its a bad kit... just poor research/mistakes, these mistakes could be address by getting someone in the know to have a look at the CAD work prior...

 

End of the day... It still looks like a Spitfire Vb!

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Ok fellas ... again, thanks for the input ... the overwhelmingly, most simplistic option is to get the Revell/Hasegawa Mk.I ...

 

Which is what I did, today, from Canada (along with a rare-as-rocking-horse-poo Hasegawa FW190F-8 ... my original purchase) ...

 

 

The deal was: I could pay full price for the F-8 OR ... buy the second kit - the Spit and score 20% of the total price! ... basicly this amounted to an extra $14.65 CAD for the spit - or about $15.50 AUD! ... Not bad eh?

 

This is the re-released kit ... which will need a bit of AM (Canopy, Cockpit, Wheels ... Maybe Exhausts & Prop/Spinner)

 

EDIT: After finding out much to my chargrin, that this kit IS NOT the edition that I thought it was ... I contacted my seller in double quick time and swapped it over - for a Hasegawa Bf109F-4 "Priller" Secial ed. ... I still get my 'two-kit-discount' of 20% with the Hasegawa FW109F-8 :)

 

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Rog :)

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Rog,

This is is the ancient kit, but I was always impressed by the amazing surface detail at the time.

The tailsurfaces have large hinges that are meant to operate the rudder/ elevators, but are fictional.

The wing underside lacks the gull wingsection. The ailerons are very thick, especially the trailing edges.

It needs work but can be made in a good model.

Cees

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Rog,

This is is the ancient kit, but I was always impressed by the amazing surface detail at the time.

The tailsurfaces have large hinges that are meant to operate the rudder/ elevators, but are fictional.

The wing underside lacks the gull wingsection. The ailerons are very thick, especially the trailing edges.

It needs work but can be made in a good model.

Cees

 

Thanks for the input Cees ...

 

But after learning (from another source) that this was NOT the kit that I thought it was ... I cancelled this order and swapped it out with a Bf109F-4 "Priller" Special Ed. I will wait on the new tool Revell coming later! :)

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Patience grasshopper.

 

... yes ... I will not try to bend the spoon ...

 

Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon - that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Spoon boy: There is no spoon.

Neo: There is no spoon?

Spoon boy: Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

 

... I shall wait for the new tool Revell kit ... lesson learned!

 

Rog :D

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