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Spitfire build

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My second FT Spitfire, as with my other models I now use 3 mm foam for the wings and tail and 5 mm for the fuselage and power pod, this gives excellent strength and cg with the heavier European foamboard.

I've given up trying to spray paint so I now mix a little white in with colours to give a more even tone. I personally like the asthetic of a little brushwork being visible as well. Painted in the Australia Pacific thatre colours: inner red removed to avoid confusion with the rising sun. #AnzacDay

Next job is to try and make NumaVig's foam prop spinner when I have access to a lathe.
 

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Phin G

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#2
My second FT Spitfire, as with my other models I now use 3 mm foam for the wings and tail and 5 mm for the fuselage and power pod, this gives excellent strength and cg with the heavier European foamboard.

I've given up trying to spray paint so I now mix a little white in with colours to give a more even tone. I personally like the asthetic of a little brushwork being visible as well. Painted in the Australia Pacific thatre colours: inner red removed to avoid confusion with the rising sun. #AnzacDay

Next job is to try and make NumaVig's foam prop spinner when I have access to a lathe.
Cool for a small plane like this a lathe would be to powerful, I would suggest putting it through a bbq stick and attaching it to the drill chuck and full power and use lathe tools like that. It works for me everytime.