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Burning Beard

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Spitfire Beer Truck
« on: September 03, 2016, 10:30:09 PM »
This has taken a long time to complete, mainly because of distractions, the model itself was well designed and went together very nicely.  I have a bunch of other of Dave's kits to build this is just the one I started with because I liked the idea of a beer hauling plane.  Must be the old GI in me.









I liked the last one cause it looked like it was taken at dusk, though they were all taken at the same time.

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Re: Spitfire Beer Truck
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 10:48:25 AM »
The muted colours (in the last pic) definitely have a realistic effect.

Nice job on a temperamental model.
This was originally a 1/50 scale marek Spitfire that I modified over the years.
So, its not perfection by any means.
But with some patience and determination, the Spit comes out quite nicely.

That wing root part is a challenge all its own!
But you nailed it!
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Re: Spitfire Beer Truck
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 11:04:08 AM »
Thanks Dave.... Yep the wingroots were a little problematic, but I was in the Army so I learned all the magic words and when to use them.

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Re: Spitfire Beer Truck
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 11:22:02 AM »
The trick is finding that one longitudinal curve that allows the fairing to drop right into place!

I can imagine the collection of helpful expletives that you applied. lol

Paper is a very curious thing.
It has to be recognized as a soft, flexible and weak material.
And yet, it cannot be curved in two directions at the same time!

Metal is hard, more rigid and a stronger material...and yet it easily forms in many directions at the same time!
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Re: Spitfire Beer Truck
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 05:24:45 PM »
The first photos really show off the build, but that last photo looks like it could be of the real plane getting ready to make a run
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