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guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28181

started a new little project...



see what project I mean?

Jan
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28191

A Spitfire of some description?

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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28192

I must admit, the picture isn't very clear. its all so tiny in 1/72... its an aeromaster Tempest... more pictures will follow on this project. its the first time for me I work with resin...

Jan
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28195

Looking good so far Jan, can't wait to see more pics

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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28307

here we go, a first fitting of all parts including the resin parts. P/E-parts not included yet. (flaps are P/E)

on the wingroot there is a huge gap. Mark allready tought me how to solve this problem.

Jan







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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28309

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That's a perfect candidate for the practice I've out lined to you Jan.
You might have to tweak the flaps and ailerons a touch to get them to fit
but other than that it'll work well.
If you think the uppers are going to be much shorter than the lower,
simply pack them out at the roots with thin plasticard before you fit them to the fuselage.
That way you can make sure the joint is spot on.

First job though is to sand those ejector pin marks off on the underside of the uppers
exposed section where the flaps are.
Also plug the gap between the flap inner ends and the fuselage so that you can't see up inside.

Check you references regarding the flaps though,I can't recall seeing a Tempest/Fury/Sea Fury parked with them down.
I'd say you'll be safe using a Sea Fury references for detailing the undercart bay,
the Fury/Sea Fury was originally developed as a "Light Tempest".

Seperate rudder and elevators are excellent,display the elevators at full down(don't forget to put the stick forward too)and a trick I do is to turn the tailwheel one way,
then deflect the rudder slightly the otherway so that it looks like the aircraft has turned onto it's "spot" and the pilot has booted opposite rudder(differential brakes)to stop
in position.
It just depends whether you're left or right handed,a right handed pilot will always turn right in his dispersal,a left handed pilot will turn left(think about it,you'll realise it's true).

If you need references for the Tempest(there's not many in captivity),then give our Rich a quick shout.
The Tempest/Fury/Sea Fury series are firm favorites with him,so I'll be surprised if he hasn't any info on them.

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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28311

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There's an excellent Tempest web site knocking about, I'm surprised no one has repainted the Mk. 6 thats a freeware sim model, it would quite easily pass as a Mk. V ( Closterman, Beamont etc). I've a couple of Tempests in my model collection, one is the 1/72 nd Academy Mk Vkit which is very good but the decals are garbage and an old Matchbox Mk.2 which is silver overall with a black anti glare panel and blue spinner it is in 33 Sqn markings with blue codes she just looks the dogs ********. :cheer:
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28313

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ALways liked the Tempest has that purposeful Hawker look about it
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28315

tonight I am going to glue together the fuselage halves.... new pictures without tape will be available then... the radiator with some P/E-parts will be fitted also then

Jan
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28485

long awaited pictures of the Tempest. Yes, its going to be the Clostermann-tempest :)

first coats of paint are on... gaps are filled the Miggers-way...

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There is even a little Spit due to be finished... with clipped wings.. basic set by Heller



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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28488

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that is a beautiful airframe Jan

As I said I have always had a soft spot for the Tempest.


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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28491

jadan64 wrote:
long awaited pictures of the Tempest. Yes, its going to be the Clostermann-tempest :)

Jan

Aren't they all Clostermann's Tempest? :lol: :lol:

This from the man who has a new Airfix Spitfire MK.IX to build and who fully intends to build it in JEJ colours just like (but hopefully better) than the ones he built 40 years ago. :blush:

It's looking good Jan.

Jon
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28494

Jon,

Otherwise it would have been a after-war Tempest.. hm.....

btw going on wreckage hunt this summer in the Dark Peaks together with Anneke and Jasper... spotted a Belnheim and a Wellington allready on Google Maps well within 7 year olds-walking range :)

Jan
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28498

I didn't know it was still possible to find wartime aircraft wrecks Jan.

So a quick google and I found this: peakwreckhunters.blogspot.com/

I assume you've already seen it.

I have been walking in the Peak district and from what I remember you have to be careful of the bogs.

Jon
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Re:guess what cockpit (1/72) 5 years 3 months ago #28508

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So the old wing fix worked well ;) ,simple isn't it.
I learned it from a bloke who'd converted an Airfix 1/24 scale Mk1 Spit to a
Mk IX.

The old Heller XIVe still makes a nice model too.
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