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BT 83" Spitfire Mk.IX SQN no. 312

Old 02-22-2021, 07:51 AM
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Hi Shayne! Iīm glad you like them. I hope, that thatīs all for cockpit. I would like to get back on fuselage molds. The master fuselage needs many details.
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:07 AM
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I did first armour plate. Happy with the result. Now Iīm thinking, that it would be better to cut the base plate from fibreglass bar.
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Old 02-28-2021, 02:16 AM
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First model of Spitfire pilot's seat mounting was difficult to assemble. I decided to design new one. That will be easier to complete and will com for 1/8- 1/4 scale Spitfires.
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Old 03-12-2021, 09:28 AM
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Revision of the joystick is done. Here are first 3 pieces with brake levers: 1/4, 1/5 and 1/6 scale.

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Old 03-12-2021, 10:41 AM
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Jiri,
Excellent!


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Yes Excellent!
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Thank you guys for your compliments. It means a lot for me.
Here are some pictures of assembled designs. There you can see all details.






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Finishing the joystick. It is almost done.








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Another design is done. I did also the Dunlop spade grip design for Hurricanes, Tempest and also Spitfire.








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The first spade grip with round trigger is here. I am satisfied with the result. All details are visible. Probably tomorrow I will do paint job.






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Both styles of spade grips are done. I will have to decide which one I will use. Or find our wich style was used in "MJ931"






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Just only some detais missing on the control column pivot. Grips are movable just like in real.




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Emergency pressure bottle design updated. Canīt wait to see it finished!






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HI JP
Looks cool mate i'll keep this in mind for my next order..
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Thank you for following this thread.

Last day I finished another design. That is door gear.




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Awesome sauce!!
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Thank you Bob! Canīt wait when I use all those stuff in my cockpit!

Very happy with the result of new cockpit stuff. In the pictures are all parts in 1/6 scale. Glad, that all details are visible, well also 1/5.3 scale or bigger parts will be detailed such as those smaller items.
For sliding canopy would be better to replace the grey resin rail by some aluminium or brass, well the door gear can come without the rail.










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I did another paintig job on cockpit equipment.







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Here are detailed pictures of both types spade grip.




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I painted door gear. Next week I would like to take some better pictures. It seems that is time to get back to fuselage master model and make molds.









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Sure does look good
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Thank you Bob! Any idea where to find some scale armoured glass?
Iīve just finished windscreen design and tomorrow would like to make some first pieces.






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Plexiglass is what I would use. I don't know where you can buy it locally but Mick Reeves sells some material that is pretty good.
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I will have a look at some hobby shop. If I will not find any suitable glass, I will use some clear and paint it by transparent paints. It work with gunsight well some green paint wouldnīt be problem.



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I did pressure bottles for oxygen system. Those are 1/4, 1/5 and 1/6 scale. With the bottles I did tanks for de-icing fluid for same scales. It seems that all main parts of the de-icing system are done- fluid tank, pump and valve.







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