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Iconicair Supermarine Spiteful


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Hi Guys

I bet you didn't expect me to tackle this subject... but I am!

 

As you may know I always try to incorporate a piece of the original airplane to my builds.

'Fat chance!' I hear you say....

 

Stay tuned.

A review done by Cees Broere and me of this Resin kit can be found here.

 

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And here we are!

Today I was at Cees' place. He surprised me last week with the news that he was able to get his hands on parts /relics of the NN660 Spiteful prototype.

Some RAF/aviation enthusiasts might know Tony Dyer. He has a nice collection of cockpits / parts of various RAF planes. In his collection is a Spiteful canopy and parts of the wreck site if the NN660. He was kind enough to Cees to send him some bits and Cees was kind enough to donate them to my next build.

 

Since the NN660 was basically a modified Spit, I will build the NN664 prototype. 

 

What you see here is a piece of all skin, small part of the engine, a pice of rotol prop skin, instrument wiring and electrical wiring cover.

 

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Stay tuned!

 

 

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Excellent, I'm looking forward to this! A perspex case containing the parts would look good, maybe behind a baseboard mounted vertically?

 

Oh and here's one I made earlier! P.S. if you need the 'P' decal I have them. Also I now have a superb ALPS printer and can do any decal.

 

Kind Regards

 

Graham

 

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Not too much progress to show..

When detailing the rudder controls, I broke the part. Had to scratch it. 

Also had to scratch the handle on the seat, since that part was nowhere to be found.

 

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The difference in cockpit size of one seated planes is just amazing. A BF 109 is cramped an narrow, the "skinny jeans" of cockpits, while the Raiden I am building now has a cockpit the size of a small living room (baggy trousers to stay in these terms). The spiteful is somwhere in between (regular fit), but to reach the rudder pedals you have to really bend and the knees seem to be in direct sight of the pilot.

Cheers Rob

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Cheers guys!

 

Really trying to speed this build along.

Did the instrument panel:

 

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Putting the wings together. Small gap at the rear of the insert, but thats an easy fix:

 

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Putting the prop together. Blades need a bit more smooth sanding:

 

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And I'm thinking of scratching two of these. Why? Because I want to build this plane with it's gear halfway retracted.

 

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The jack (without the ram) is 5,8 cm high. I placed the jack on a 3d printing rig and placed the ram separately next to it.

The prize to print one of these is 19,5 euro's. I'll do a test in Ultra frosted detail material.

Fingers crossed!

 

 

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Cheers guys! Now... back to the Spiteful.

Almost ready to close the pit. Oxygen hose to add. Side wall and console details to paint.

Aded HGW harnesses and changed the lock to a later style Sutton.

 

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Visibly not a lot of progress but i spent long evenings careful dry fitting and sanding. 

Most challenging are the nose panels. Everything is smooth now but rescribing needs to be done.

Resin is not my favourite material to work with, but I've learned to keep my patience...

The wings fit nicely. That's a plus. The tail seems to slip on nicely too.

The dark lines along the spine are not gaps but transparent superglue.

 

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Nice legs, a little bit skinny to my taste :lol:.

There is another strange thing about your build. The picture of the wednesday post showed just one wing attached, there was still a little hope left. In the last picture there are two mounted wings, the series is broken, what happened to your wingless approach :)?

Cheers Rob

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