1/6 Spitfire Mk9 SAAF Malta 1943

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I an busy with this 1/6 scale RC Spitty Mk9 that will be in the SAAF med scheme of Dark earth/Mid stone over azure.

Wingspan is 1,8m. Foam core with balsa sheeting. Full epoxy glass fuselage

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Great start Theuns, and a great choice of colour scheme, really love those colours.
 

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You making this RC or just static?

This is going to be a big, beautiful beastie.
 
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Hi, going to fly it like it was stolen ! :-)

The flaps have been seperated from the wing. The flap seat was glassed for regidity. The flaps will have spar/rib constrution
The stab fully skinned weighs only 68 gr. with this aerie you NEED to keep the long tail very light, Regy designed it with a rather small tail surface!

As you can see on the sweep back angle of the gear, I cheated a little to make the angle about 1/3 less than scale. If I kept the original angle the wheel sits at a weird angle in the well and the gear door will also give angle hassles.
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The stab fully skinned weighs only 68 gr. with this aerie you NEED to keep the long tail very light, Regy designed it with a rather small tail surface!

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molded all manner of scoops, lumps and bumps that go over the cannons ect. I also cast the exhaust stubs then to simulate the prominent weld bead it had I put some PVA glue on. The paint is alclad burnt iron.
Looking at the wing under the sealer it is almost a pity to have to pait over the nice wood


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Excellent craftsmanship Theuns. Amazing how much weight the paint has added
 
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Joe that is why I have only one coat of primer on as it is so heavy. I filled the FG weave with dope and micro balloons, 3 coats only added 40 gr.

I dont have to tell anyone here about the riveting on the spitty's wing :-)
The flush rivestare cut in with a small tube in my dremmel and the dome head rivets are PVA glue blobs.

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I completed the wing today, ready for paint, ailerons and flaps hindged.
The weight is 1560 gr as is, for a 1,85m wing not to heavy.

The ailerons and flaps are actuated via pushrods hidden inside the wing, no external controll horns, as per full size.. I cheated on the flaps and did not make the small flaps.

The ailerons also hindge like friese ailerons where the LE sticks out the bottom of the wing to lesten adverce yaw. a Real PITA to do but looks the part


I also made a carbon fork arm for the tail wheel. It will bolt onto a 5mm bolt into the rear fuselage.

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I got the colours mixed today. The scheme is "RAF Temperate Meditiranian" of dark earth and mid stone over Azure. This Azure is a very interesting colour as it is sky blue with a very defenate light purple tint to it, aparently in the Med that is what the sky looks like.

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Ta Ian, I hope to get some work done this weekend, today is our plastic model club meeting so not allot of time, tomorrow is the shopping for the week ahead so will have to make time before work on monday :-(

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Ta Ian, I hope to get some work done this weekend, today is our plastic model club meeting so not allot of time, tomorrow is the shopping for the week ahead so will have to make time before work on monday :-(

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Sounds like a busy weekend for you Theuns.
 
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I got 1/2 5te rivet detail on the fuse today. I also scribed the pannel lines.
The rivets are way to big, even by airfix standards but if ant smaller they will not be visible under the paint.
Flush rivets up the the cockpit and domehead behind that.

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I started paintig it, primed all ready for colour the frame weighed 2995gr, I am interested to se how much weight the paint puts on, I am truing to paint light.

I am rather pleased with the scribing and the rivets, just enough to look OK without going overboard.

It will now be tricky to get a soft edge to the camo.... IMG_20181004_105317.jpg IMG_20181004_134044.jpg IMG_20181004_134049.jpg

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