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Offline Ernie

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Messerspit!
« on: March 09, 2013, 03:35:32 PM »
Well, after a break to get a new job etc. I finally have some time to model, and here is my current project!
The Messerspit was a captured Spitfire Mk.V that the Germans re-engined and re-cowled with the cowling from a Bf-110. The conversion consists of the Tamyia Spit Mk.V and the Fusion conversion for the new nose. Even though the conversion is suppose to come with declas, none were included when I got it, but fortunately Mike Grant was able to help me out with a set of the correct code letters so I could finish the model accurately.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/captianplastic/messerspit/007.jpg
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The starting point.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/captianplastic/messerspit/011.jpg
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The new nose fitted to the fuselage. The fit was near perfect, this is probably one of the best fitting conversion sets I have ever used.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/captianplastic/messerspit/001.jpg
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The fuselage interior painted and weathered.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/captianplastic/messerspit/002.jpg
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The rest of the interior, the only addition was a set of Eduard belts.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/captianplastic/messerspit/020.jpg
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http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/captianplastic/messerspit/019.jpg
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And lastly with the yellow masked off and the main camo applied. All the camo was done with Polly Scale paint, RLM 04, 74, and 75.
The decals are in progress at this point and I hope to have them done and pictures later today.
Ernie

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 03:41:36 PM »
Excellent idea mate and nice work on interior :-ok

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 06:26:11 PM »
This looks really nice, Ernie!

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 06:40:34 PM »
Thank you guys!   :-flo :-flo
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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 09:12:53 PM »
And this is the real one!
The Germans made this conversion for direct comparison of different airframes with same engine.
I believe the German test pilots praised it for its good handling quality (which is not very surprising...)

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 11:34:33 PM »
Beautiful work mate! :-clap I like you interior!!
Glad to see you back!! :-flo

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 01:46:56 AM »
I hadn't seen this before.  Neat project!

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 02:50:58 PM »
Beautiful work mate! :-clap I like you interior!!
Glad to see you back!! :-flo

Thank you Sall, it is nice to be back! And to have some time to build again!
Ernie

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 02:52:42 PM »
I hadn't seen this before.  Neat project!

Thank you Greg, it is a cool project and something different, auctuall it is the first Spitfire I have built and the Tamyia kit and Fusion are both excellent to work with.
Ernie

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 03:24:02 PM »
In between working on the decals I built the prop. The conversion supplies a new spinner and prop blades along with a neat little resin jig to set the correct pitch to the blades. There is a template included in the instructions that I fastened to a thick piece of sheet plastic with double stick tape, then did one blade at a time using a small drop of J&B Weld (a super strong epoxy) on the end of each blade, letting it set, and then doing the next one.

 http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/captianplastic/messerspit/005.jpg
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Getting closer, almost time to pick the next project! :)) :-ok
Ernie

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 04:13:50 PM »
Their template looks like it works very well.

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 06:19:32 PM »
Hi Scott, yes the template works very well, it is so simple but does the job very well.
Ernie

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 06:44:50 PM »
Precise!

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2013, 03:19:55 PM »
Very good! :-clap :-clap

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Re: Messerspit!
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 07:07:15 PM »
You are legends . All of you  :-love :-jump :-flo :-flo :-flo :-wave