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#81 Posted : 05 September 2020 22:58:14

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Well done Tony, a richly deserved recognition for all your efforts.....Drool Drool Drool

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#82 Posted : 06 September 2020 09:04:40

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Well done Tony, thoroughly deserved. Great build diary and very informative.Cool ThumpUp

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#83 Posted : 06 September 2020 14:42:39

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Well done Tony BigGrin Great build so far mateCool well deservedDrool Drool Love


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#84 Posted : 06 September 2020 20:28:21

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Congratulations on joining the ranks of the 'Build of the Month' award winners Tony, well deserved for producing such a well planned and informative build diary of such a cool model.

Well done that man, keep it up! Cool ThumpUp

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#85 Posted : 07 September 2020 11:43:53

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Congrats Tony. Well deserved build of the month. Very informative and well set out. Great work.

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well done tony on your build of the month, well deserved as the photo and description are excellent. BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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Congratulations Tony! Well deserved!

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#88 Posted : 14 September 2020 16:15:56

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thanks to everyone for such kind and supporting comments - I feel very humbled.

Tony
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BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
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HACHETTE SPITFIRE Mk 1A – MONDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2020

Issues 27, 28, 29 and 30 have arrived.

Again, a big thank you for selecting my diary as the build of the Month feature, that is so much appreciated.

This month’s issues see us putting together the landing gear. Some very small parts to work with but glancing through the build instructions it looks like the build sequence will be very quick this month.

This month’s build has us working on the left and right landing gear sections. As issues 27 & 28 are a “mirror” of issues 29 and 30 I will cover these 2 later build sections under the first 2.



ISSUE 27 – LEFT LANDING GEAR (ISSUE 29 follows the same build rules but for the Right-hand side)


PARTS CHECKLIST – PICTURE 1


27-01 Left Tyre

27-02 Main strut for landing gear

27-03 Wheel Fixture

27-04 Landing Gear Attachment

27-05 Landing Gear Attachment

27-06 Landing Gear Shaft

27-07 Landing gear spring

27-08 Three 2 x 3mm PM screws (1 spare)

PICTURES 2, 3, 4 & 5


We start by fitting the landing gear spring (27-07) over the landing gear attachment (27-04)

When looking at the spring and comparing it to the printed instructions (Pic 3) the spring appears to have one end wound differently to that shown in the picture.

While this was an initial concern putting the parts together shows that the spring is correctly formed and it’s the instruction picture that is slightly at odds.

The spring is quite fine so no rough handling required for fear of damaging it. You just need to be careful when looping it over the landing gear attachment (Pic 4).

PICTURES 6, 7 & 8

We then take the landing gear shaft (27-06) and 1 of the PM screws.

We press the landing gear shaft into the attachment part ensuring that is fully inserted.

The shaft is then secured into place using one of the PM screws. Its worth noting that the screw is slightly longer than the position it fits into so even when fully secured you will find it sits a little higher than might be expected.

PICTURE 9

We then take the previously assembled part along with the Main Strut (27-02).

PICTURES 10, 11 & 12

We pass the Landing Gear Shaft through the Main Gear strut.

Over the free end of the strut (gold coloured end) we place the remaining Landing Gear Attachment part (27-05).

We need to ensure this is fitted the correct way around with the screw hole facing as arrowed in Pic 11.

Using another of the PM screws we secure this part in place.

PICTURES 13, 14 & 15

We then take the Tyre (27-01), the Wheel Fixture (27-03) plus the previously assembled part.

The tyre is held in place between the Wheel Fixture and Main Leg by a friction fit of the round Peg on the Wheel Fixture and a hexagonal hole on the leg.

On the left-hand landing gear this fit was perfect but for the right-hand section the Wheel Fixture to leg joint is very loose and keeps falling out. A spot of super glue on this section will be required to resolve that issue.

PICTURE 16 & 45

These 2 pictures show both the left and right wheels fully assembled.

The colouring matches the half Black/Half Sky that the underside of this aircraft will have.


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ISSUE 28 – FITTING THE LEFT LANDING GEAR (ISSUE 30 follows the same build rules but for the Right-hand side)


PARTS CHECKLIST – PICTURE 17

28-01 WHEEL GUARD

28-02 LANDING GEAR FIXTURE

28-03 LANDING GEAR INDICATOR

28-04 LANDING GEAR FIXTURE

28-05 LANDING GEAR FIXTURE

28-06 LANDING GEAR SPRING

28-07 LANDING GEAR INDICATOR PIN

28-08 FIVE 2 x 4mm PB screws (1 spare)


PICTURES 18, 19 & 20

We take the Landing Gear Fixture (28-05) and line up the hole on this part with the hole in the Landing Gear Bracket (28-04)

Another interesting observation here is (pic 19 and 20) is what looks like a potential issue.

The shaft length between the upward pointing peg and its securing hole looks longer than the part does in the build instruction. Again, no issues and its just the build picture that is slightly at odds.

PICTURES 21 & 22

We then take the Landing Gear Indicator Pin (28-07) and press fit this into place in order to secure the pivot arm in place.

You will not press this in place with your fingers as it’s a very tight fit. The instructions call for a pair of pliers but I found the easiest way was to press down on a hard surface to get the pin in place.

PICTURES 23 & 24

Next, we take the Landing Gear Fixture (28-02) and the spring (28-06).

The spring is placed into the spring holder. Care needed as this part is really small and if you drop this one on the floor chances are you will struggle to find it.

PICTURES 25 & 26

The Red Landing Gear Indicator (28-03) is next added to its slot in the landing gear fixture (28-02).

PICTURES 27, 28 & 29

This next stage needs some care as you need to insert the fork end of the pivot arm into the slot ensuring that the other end of the pivot arm sits on and does not foul the spring.

The bracket is secured into place with one of the supplied PB screws.
We then need to test that the indicator works without snagging.

Pressing down on the pivot arm (as would be the case with wheels retracted) and the red indicator lowers.

Releasing the pivot arm (as would be the case with wheels down) and the Red indicator plate rises.

PICTURE 30

Next, we take the wing section that we assembled last month.

We will be working on the area that you can see circled in this picture.

PICTURES 31 & 32

What we then do is put the landing gear through the hole in the wing section ensuring the Next, 2 pivot arms on the landing gear sit in the matching slots in the wing section.

Holding the wheel leg carefully in position we move it to the retracted state and check (PIC 32) the Next, end of the spring sits as shown in this picture.

We then secure the Landing Gear Fixture (28-02) into place using 3 of the PB screws.

PICTURES 33, 34 & 35

With the wheel strut help in place we can test the indicator works.

Wheels down (pic 34) and the red indicator rises. Wheels up (pic 35) and the indicator retracts.

On the final model the raising and lowering of the wheels will be part of the working functions and it seems the attachment point for any servo will be as indicated in Pic 35.

PICTURES 36, 37 & 38

Last up is the Wheel Guard (28-01). This has 2 holes which fit onto the 2 pegs on the leg.

The instructions call for this to be super-glued into position.

In Picture 38 we can see the part in place from a side view. It looks as if its standing proud but we need to remember there is still an outer wing covering that will be added at a later stage which (hopefully) will ensure this part then sits flush with the lower wing section.

PICTURE 39

With both land gear assemblies in place this is how things are looking so far.

With the springs behind the undercarriage legs they want to stay in this down position so for storage I will put them in the closed position and hold them down with a length of Tamiya Masking tape (as that is not likely to cause any issues).

PICTURE 40

And just to give an idea of what we can expect next time it appears Issue 31 will give us the lower left-hand wing skin.

Interesting to see the roundel already in place so hoping that this is in place as well as the other markings have been so far.


So, until the next time Stay Safe and Happy Modelling.
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Happy Modelling

BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
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#91 Posted : 14 September 2020 16:55:13

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Another fine update Tony.

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

Keep it coming.


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Kev the Modeller
#92 Posted : 15 September 2020 10:51:54

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Nice work Tony, all coming together very nicely and it looks like it'll be a cool model when finished with some nice working features. I was considering resuming work on my Tamiya 1:32 Spitfire Mk.IXc after I've finished my current build (Voyager Space Probe) and seeing this build inspires me even more to get on with it!

Well done.Cool ThumpUp

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