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Revell Classic Spitfire
Topic Started: Jun 1 2018, 06:50 AM (150 Views)
DevilFish
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
When I was 9, I got a Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk1 for Christmas. Back then, I was, shockingly, not that good at building, so my dad built and painted it for me.
Recently I noticed Revell have the same kit out in their "Classic" line. I had the idea of building it again, but including 40 years of experience.
Having looked on Scalemates, it seems this kit is at least as old as me! :blink: , as it shows on their timeline, 1967, but it says "rebox", so it could actualy be older!!!

Posted Image20180531_200757 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Upon opening the box, I was surprised to see that, although the internal detail wasn't up to modern standards, the surface detail was pretty good.

The panel lines and rivet detail is very fine, with flush rivets up front and domed at the rear.

Posted Image20180531_200828 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Starting with the interior, a nice decal is provided for the instrument panel. Those exhausts need work!

Posted Image2018-06-01_06-19-16 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

But some of the sidewall detail needs sorting...

Posted Image20180531_230918 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

The left side has you putting controls over the access door, so a bit of moving around and scratchbuilding...

Posted Image20180531_230914 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted Image20180601_001137 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

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Simon G
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I've built this kit several times, the fit isn't great and it could use replacement wheels but a half way decent result can be had.

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Olde Farte
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
I don't remember this kit as it is before my time.
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DevilFish
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I had thought about fixing the faults with the kit (lack of "gull wing", wheels, probably others), as there are resin replacements available, but then I'd loose the charm of such an old kit.
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Mark M
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This has turned into a nice easy build. I almost got tempted to order loads of resin and throw it in, but resisted. Maybe I'll get another, and do a comparison....

Apart from the access hatch, the only addition to the cockpit has been the tape harness

Posted Image20180602_214455 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted Image20180602_214444 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Posted Image20180602_214450 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Boxed in the undercarriage bays, and fixed the undercarriage down. The original kit has it retractable

Posted Image20180603_162751 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
The lack of a proper underside is quite striking even to me, to be honest Paul if nothing else the gull wing effect should be done.
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Jun 4 2018, 12:42 PM
The lack of a proper underside is quite striking even to me, to be honest Paul if nothing else the gull wing effect should be done.
There is a company that do a resin replacement for this area. But, if I do that, then it's the exhausts.....the wheels.....etc etc....

Like I say, I may do another.....
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Ah so much more wrong, have fun then.
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The wings are on...

Posted Image2018-06-05_06-14-18 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
All the Spit lines are there so looks good.
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:uk tally ho
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Mark M
Jun 5 2018, 10:40 AM
:uk tally ho
Off on a fox hunt are we? :whistle :rolf just don't fall off your horse.
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DevilFish
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The Spitty is now in its camouflage.

Posted Image20180610_181140 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

Sprayed on by hand, so not the best, but it'll do. I put the decals on last night, but didn't get a photo
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Looks good with a nice edge to the camo.
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