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Official Spitfire Build Diary - Stages 95 - 102 Options
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#1 Posted : 29 June 2015 09:56:30

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Pack 25 contains Stages 95 - 98

Stage 95 - Contains the engine cylinder block.

Retrieve lower wing plate 25 and the template, both from Stage 93.

Place the plate onto the template to identify it, then transfer the lines on the template onto the plate, mark the rivet lines and also score the panel lines as shown.

Test-fit the plate on the underside of the left wing half. Adjust to fit if necessary, then glue the plate in place and fit pin's as indicated.

This completes this Stage, carefully store the engine block.
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#2 Posted : 29 June 2015 09:58:26

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Stage 96 - Contains the exhausts.

Retrieve lower wing plate 25 and the template from Stage 88.

Check the plate against the template, then mark the rivet lines and score the panel lines as shown.

Test-fit the plate on the underside of the right wing half. Adjust to fit if necessary, then glue the plate in place and fit pin's as indicated.

This completes Stage 96, carefully store the exhausts.
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#3 Posted : 29 June 2015 10:00:41

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Stage 97 - Contains the exhaust manifolds.

Place lower wing plate 19 onto the template from Stage 91 to identify it, then use a cylindrical object to curve the plate slightly. Test-fit the plate on the left underside wing half at the leading edge and adjust the plate if necessary.

Glue the plate in plate then fit pin's as indicated.

Place lower wing plate 18 (Stage 91) onto the template to identify it. Then use a cylindrical object to curve the plate slightly. Test-fit the plate inward of the plate just fitted, adjust the shape if necessary.

Glue the plate in place then fit pin's as indicated.

This complete's this Stage, carefully store the exhaust manifolds.
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#4 Posted : 29 June 2015 10:05:18

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Stage 98 - Contains engine block parts.

Retrieve lower wing plate 19 and the template from Stage 85.

Place the plate onto the template to identify it. Then use a cylindrical object to slightly bend the plate to match the curve of the wing.

Test-fit plate 19 in place on the right underside wing half in the position shown. Adjust the fit if necessary, then glue the plate in place and fit pin's as indicated.

Retrieve plate 18 from Stage 85 on the template and place the plate onto the template to identify it.
Use a cylindrical object to slightly bend the plate to match the curve of the wing, then test-fit plate 19 in place next to the plate just fitted.

Adjust the fit if necessary, then glue the plate in place and fit pin's as indicated.

This complete's the assembly of Pack 25. Carefully store the engine block parts.
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#5 Posted : 27 July 2015 10:26:29

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Pack 26 contains Stages 99 - 102

Stage 99 - Contains Fuselage plates 8,13,14 & 18, M4 washers and a template.

Retrieve the engine parts from Stage 98. Test-fit the rear engine cover on the engine block, then glue it in place.

Test-fit the engine cylinderhead block from Stage 95 with the engine assembly just made, then glue it in place.

Retrieve the radiator top that came with Stage 94. File the bottom of the radiator top to make sure that it is flat, then glue the radiator top into place at the end of the engine assembly.

Glue the two radiator sides provided with Stage 94 into the holes in the underside of the radiator top.

Take the exhaust pipes supplied with Stage 96 and glue them on either side of the engine assembly.

Test-fit the engine assembly into the engine bay but DO NOT glue it in place. Keep it to one side until it is needed again.


This completes this stage, carefully store the remaining items in a labelled bag.
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#6 Posted : 27 July 2015 10:29:24

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Stage 100 - Contains Fuselage plate's 5,6,7,12 & 21, and a template.

Identify lower wing plate 17 on the template (both from Stage 85).
Test-fit the plate on the underside of the right wing half. Adjust if necessary then mark the rivet line along the plate and glue it in place. Then fit a pin-nail into each corner of the plate.

Identify wing plate 32 on the template, both from Stage 83.
Test-fit in position at the leading edge tip on the underside of the wing. Adjust if necessary then glue the plate in place and fit two pin-nails as shown.

This completes this stage. Carefully store the remaining parts in a labelled bag.
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#7 Posted : 27 July 2015 10:31:10

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Stage 101 - Contains Fuselage plate's 8,12,14 & 18, Lower wing plate 20 and a template.

Identify lower wing plate 17 on the template (both from Stage 91). Test-fit the plate on the underside of the right wing half. Adjust if necessary then transfer the rivet line from the template onto the plate and glue it in place. Then fit a pin-nail into each corner of the plate.

Identify lower wing plate 29 on the template (both from Stage 90). Test-fit the plate in position at the leading edge of the wing tip on the underside of the wing. Adjust if necessary then glue the plate in place and fit two pin-nails as shown.

This completes this Stage, Carefully store the remaining plates in a labelled bag.
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#8 Posted : 27 July 2015 10:33:15

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Stage 102 - Contains Fuselage plate's 15, 17, 19, 20, 22 & 23 and a template.

Retrieve lower wing plate 20 provided with Stage 101 and the template from Stage 85.

Identify the plate on the template. Test-fit the plate in place on the underside of the right wing half. Adjust if necessary and shape to match the curve. Glue the plate in place then fit four pin-nails as shown.

Retrieve the second lower wing plate 20 provided with Stage 101 and the template from Stage 91.

Identify the plate and adjust it to fit in the area on the underside of the left wing half. Adjust if necessary and shape to match the curve. Glue the plate in place then fit four pin-nails as shown.

This completes Pack 26. Carefully store the remaining plates in a labelled bag.
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