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TOPIC: USAAC Spitfire Mk VC

USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 01 Nov 2017 19:55 #1



Ignore the Seafire Mk II as it acquired the sharkmouth after Operation Torch (North Africa) but in time for Operation Avalanche (Italy). Instead, my entry will be Chappie. On the right of the photo is the Airfix Mk VB so I need to decide whether to correct the fuselage on the Special Hobby kit or convert the Airfix kit to a Mk. VC.

I learned quite a bit while doing research and asking questions. There are no such things as A/B/C/E wings. The letter refers to the armament package only.

A = 8 .303 guns in specific wing
B = 20mm Hispano cannon and .303 guns in specific wing
C = 4 20mm Hispano cannon possible with .303 guns in a new Universal wing installed in all Mk. V and others
E = 2 20mm Hispano cannon outboard with .50 guns inboard and .303 guns also in the Universal wing.

While the C armament was to allow for four cannon, only two were usually used as the outer two suffered from cooling issues and therefore not practical. Not mentioned (as used in service) but the Universal wing also allowed for all .303 guns to be mounted.

Which marking set to do?

I already have a decal sheet with this marking in both 72nd and 48th:

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I just bought a sheet for this one:

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No sheet for for this one as I'm missing so much information:

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I've done work on both brands, need to decide which to keep moving on with...

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Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
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Last Edit: 01 Nov 2017 22:04 by sharkmouth.
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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 01 Nov 2017 20:54 #2

Looking forward to this Saul. :popcorn
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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 02 Nov 2017 19:39 #3

The first toothy picture is somewhat different from the norm . I like it .

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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 03 Nov 2017 19:27 #4

WOWSER looking forward to this one
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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 03 Nov 2017 20:18 #5

Cool Saul!!!

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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 07 Nov 2017 14:00 #6

Decals have arrived from eBay seller. Yet, no instructions were included! Waiting for response from seller:


No excuses now...

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Saúl Garcí­a
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I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
Life's been good to me so far
Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
(Everybody say I'm cool) (He's cool)
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Life's been good to me so far...


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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 09 Nov 2017 17:40 #7

:oldguy For some reason i like the US markings on the Spitfire .
But strangely enough it doesn't look good on a German plane and so does the british roundel.
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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 11 Nov 2017 20:06 #8

I've been concentrating on the Airfix VB to VC conversion but have also corrected the Special Hobby fuselage. The Special Hobby fuselage has lost its tail as the fuselage needs extending and the wing will be moved forward as well to its correct location. The Airfix kit's port upper wing is completed and starboard lower wing is being marked for conversion:


Marking what needs removing and/or filling:


Now ready to add new details:


Regards,
Saúl Garcí­a
They say I'm crazy but I have a good time
I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
Life's been good to me so far
Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
(Everybody say I'm cool) (He's cool)
I can't complain but sometimes I still do
Life's been good to me so far...


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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 11 Nov 2017 20:18 #9

Go Saul go! :pilot
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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 11 Nov 2017 22:40 #10

Good to see you at work Saul :good

Cheers, Christian B)

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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 12 Nov 2017 07:03 #11

Rock on! :rockon
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USAAC Spitfire Mk VC 12 Nov 2017 07:39 #12

Oh yes you go mate!
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