Monday, 3 June 2019

6th scale Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX, for PSS - progress to glass

More Spitfire progress, I now have everything around me to complete the aircraft, so its a steady push now until the Lleyn Peninsula meet where I hope to maiden her.

Elevator push-rod made up. M3 fittings in an 8mm OD carbon tube.  Bunged with balsa, potted in epoxy:

The glass fus is more scale than what I am shooting for on this model.  Hmm, how to get rid of the double scallop on the fuselage?

A 64th" ply plate with a former in the front of course.  This will be glassed again later.  In the below picture, you can see the wing has also now been glassed :

Wing bolt plate (quarter inch ply) cut, shaped, installed :

A quick bit of CAD to create the spinner :

New rudder made and hinged :

We're getting there - primer starts tonight.

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