Build thread: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX - update 2

Build thread: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX - update 2

Postby DerekF on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 9:09 pm

Just for a change, I thought I'd do a build thread for my next effort. I've had this for a few years now and it is now just begging to be built.

The box
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Rather than the kit decals, I'll finish it using one of the choices on this Xtradecal sheet.
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The fuselage halves
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The wings with multiple cut outs for the various hatches
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The very finely moulded control surfaces.
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Wheels and wing bits
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More engine bits
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The cockpit parts
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More engine and propeller parts
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The very thin engine cowls and metal etched parts
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More engine cowls
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A box of goodies. Rubber, metal, screws, hinges etc.
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There are some aftermarket bits, brass cannons, canopy masks etc. on their way as well.
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Re: Build thread: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX

Postby ArabJazzie on Fri 12 Oct 2018, 11:23 am

As this one is on the radar for the future, i am guaranteed to be watching.
Arabest,
Geoff.
52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
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Re: Build thread: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX

Postby DerekF on Sat 13 Oct 2018, 8:18 pm

Thanks Geoff.

An update.

All the componenst ready for cockpit assembly.
Image20181012_153447 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

Even the control column has 4 separate components. I used Eduard's Brassin instrument panel and seat belts.

The cockpit basic set-up
Image20181012_160109 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

The completed cockpit. Every part fits beautifully.

Image20181012_170355 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

Installed in the fuselage half.
Image20181012_201915 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

The nearly complete fuselage. The control surfaces have a metal hinge arrangement which is a little fiddly to fit but seems to work OK.
Image20181013_153750 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

The completed wings. Again, every part fits very well. I used the cannon blisters from a Pacific Coast Spitfire as they seem to be a better shape than the Tamiya ones.

Image20181013_153752 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

So far a pure joy to build.
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Re: Build thread: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX - update 1

Postby st24 on Mon 15 Oct 2018, 5:55 pm

Very nice so far Derek. Fabulous kit, just falls together..
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Build thread: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX - update 1

Postby DerekF on Tue 16 Oct 2018, 10:08 pm

Ta for that. It is indeed a great kit. A quick update.

The assembled propeller.

Image20181014_145544 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

Some of the highly detailed engine components.

Image20181014_173018 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

The assembled and lightly weathered landing gear.

Image20181014_150006 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

The nearly finished engine.

Image20181016_204718 by dereknferguson, on Flickr

The main airframe ready for painting.

Image20181016_210244 by dereknferguson, on Flickr
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Re: Build thread: Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX - update 2

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 17 Oct 2018, 12:58 pm

Fantastic job Derek :clap: The detail in that kit would certainly put me off, with my fists of ham :hide:
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