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Dave Winfield

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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 07:03:55 PM »
Cockpit is done (for the Spitfire)

Just did a test build today and all looks well.
Only a couple of small tweaks needed.

Heres some early photos before I made final adjustments.
Its always tricky adding a cockpit into a kit that wasn't originally designed for a cockpit tub. 
This Spitfire wasn't too much of a problem,
however the center fuselage connection is a little more fiddly to get together.
(I found adding a second internal former behind the rear cockpit area helped me,
but I'm sure others will find their own way through the assembly)




The cockpit will be added to all future Spitfire models...but, if you have already purchased
the "Beer Truck Spitfire", you can get the Cockpit kit for free from my website and at www.papermodelshop.com

I'm sure this kit will fit my earlier Spitfire models too.
The recent redraw of this model hasn't really altered the basic template of the plane.
So there is no reason why it can't be fitted with minimal effort.

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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 12:38:06 AM »
Hoi Dave, looking good.
Gr. Jos.

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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 09:13:39 AM »
thanks jos
...

just to answer everyones query...the cockpit has been added to the Beer Truck Spitfire.
So if you got the earlier version of the Beer Truck Spit (without a cockpit) you need only
get over to my website (or the papermodelshop) and download the cockpit kit for free.

Only a handful of the earlier Beer Truck Spits went out without the cockpit, so they are
now rare "collectors items"! (yeah, think of it that way)

The cockpit kit will also fit (with modification) into my first generation Spitfire models.
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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2013, 12:19:45 PM »
I've been looking this plane and couldn't help wondering what happened with the barrels when dropped? Are there any records stating were those intact after delivery? If not, what a waste of perfectly god beer!

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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2013, 11:49:43 AM »
Cheers, mates!!
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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 11:55:36 AM »
I've been looking this plane and couldn't help wondering what happened with the barrels when dropped? Are there any records stating were those intact after delivery? If not, what a waste of perfectly god beer!

Tappi

dropped?
not sure what you are asking tappi?

In one of the articles I read, it stated that it was unknown if the Pilot had
the ability to jettison the Kegs.  It would seem that the Kegs were fitted
to attach to the Wing Pylons, but a release mechanism probably wasn't
incorporated.

As far as beer surviving the trip...the use of Fuel tanks didn't work because
Fuel residue contaminated the Beer ...and as long as the Beer didn't freeze, it
would survive the trip in the Wooden Kegs okay.
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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 03:16:42 PM »
Now I understand, they landed on an airstrip and carried them to the canteen to be consumed among fellow airmen. I was imagining Spits flying over trenches and dropping kegs to boost the fighting spirit of the Infantry.  ;-)

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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2013, 04:39:52 PM »
The Beer runs happened after D-Day,
The supplies were for the celebrating troops in allied occupied France.

Trench war was pretty much a WW1 thing.
And I doubt those little wooden kegs would have survived the drop! lol
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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 01:21:58 AM »
This is why I seldom reply to military issues - I don't know a thing ( though I'm recon lieutenant in the army reserve). Go figure!

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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 08:57:00 AM »
Hey, I didn't know anything about this until I researched for the model and read a few articles.
To be honest, there does seem to be a lot of speculation and heresay.
Thats why I just copied what I could see in some photos and left the rest to the imagination.
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Re: 1/33 Supermarine Spitfire
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2013, 10:11:14 AM »
A mod for the "Beer Truck" Spitfire is now available.

Here are the necessary parts to convert the "Beer Truck" code FF-M Spitfire
into another 132 Squadron Mk.IX..

FF-B (NH481)...same squadron, same Spit type, same timeframe.
Information I have says this aircraft was used on D-Day.



Anyway, it gives you the chance to build a pair of matching Squadron mates!

Of course its a free giveaway for those who have purchased the "Beer Truck" Spit!
Just go to www.papermodelshop.com http://www.papermodelshop.com/

The link to download the file can be found in the "Free Stuff" / "Extras" section.
Paper Model Shop Paper Model Extras http://papermodelshop.com/html/extras.html
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