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leitmotiv
06-19-2007, 09:56 AM
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BadA1m
06-19-2007, 09:58 AM
That is just so cool. Tanks M8

major_setback
06-19-2007, 11:54 AM
Thank you! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Banger2004
06-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Excellent pictures. Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing with us. The 'weathered' look really adds to the impression that this was a war horse, and ridden hard. Super stuff.

Udidtoo
06-19-2007, 12:24 PM
Next to last shot shows conclusively why the Spits climb like homesick angels.

Second prop attached to the mirror frame like a mini-helo. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Great pictures, ty

major_setback
06-19-2007, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Banger2004:
Excellent pictures. Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing with us. The 'weathered' look really adds to the impression that this was a war horse, and ridden hard. Super stuff.


I agree, I like the worn look. It's like an old suit of armour.

polak5
06-19-2007, 12:26 PM
nicely done. Thanx http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
06-19-2007, 12:42 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
Thank you very much

ploughman
06-19-2007, 12:47 PM
Beautiful, thanks Leit. Very much appreciated.

(That it's filed under G6AS is just some administrative co-incidence, yes? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

P.S. You're photo's are already educating and informing here. (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2281028765)

Stew278
06-19-2007, 01:20 PM
Very nice.

What Mk of Spitfire is this?

leitmotiv
06-19-2007, 01:43 PM
I confess to an attraction to the 109G-6/AS---the Porsche Turbo of the 109s in the greatest air battle in history---the air battle over Germany from Jan 1944 until May 1944. May I be absolved for deviation from the true faith.

The Shuttleworth Spitfire is an L.F.VC.

LStarosta
06-19-2007, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Banger2004:
Excellent pictures. Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing with us. The 'weathered' look really adds to the impression that this was a war horse, and ridden hard. Super stuff.


I agree, I like the worn look. It's like an old suit of armour. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you want worn, I'll have to post pics of the Cessna 150 I used to fly every week (until someone crashed it).

horseback
06-19-2007, 04:47 PM
I'll bet you didn't have the heart to tell them that the wing rivets are overmodelled...

cheers

horseback

R_Target
06-19-2007, 08:45 PM
Excellent pics. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Phas3e
06-19-2007, 09:41 PM
Question about spitfire main wheels for anyone who knows..

The above had a solid cap and Ive seen both that and the '5 spoke' rim in wartime pics,
Im skimnning from scratch a MkIa, Vb and a IXc, what would be the most common for each?

im assuming the spoked or uncapped version.

The_Cheese2006
06-19-2007, 10:00 PM
Hey, I've actually sat in that Spitfire. I go to Old Warden about once a year nowadays. This Spitfire is actually currently dismantled getting a major overhaul. The people at Shuttlewort have actually been building a new Merlin from scratch. Good pictures!

leitmotiv
06-19-2007, 10:27 PM
Phots taken 19 July 1995. I was given the run of the plane. They gave me a ladder for overhead shots, opened the side door, and said "sit if you want", and left me with her for hours while I photographed just about every rivet in detail. I can't believe their generosity! I just walked in the door. I had made no arrangement, they did not know me, I could have been a thief!

Old_Canuck
06-19-2007, 10:39 PM
Great photos. Thanks. But wasn't the real Spitfire made out of wood? [cringes behind garbage can lid].

leitmotiv
06-19-2007, 11:01 PM
Yeah, the wind tunnel model!

polak5
06-20-2007, 12:11 AM
6th pic down makes a good wallpaper i think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Bearcat99
06-20-2007, 12:16 AM
The Spitfire is one of the most beautiful planes ever made... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Gumtree
06-20-2007, 01:06 AM
Folk's,
What are the 2 long dooby-wackers that are inboard of the cannon bulges?

Are they re enforcing for the wings? I don't seem to recall seeing those before, and I am sure they game don't model them.

Xiolablu3
06-20-2007, 02:29 AM
Excellent pics!

She really does look like she needs a major overhaul, those panels look battered and do not fit flush like I have seen on other rebuilt SPitfires. (Or ,maybe I just havent looked that close before?)

When was the last rebuild, anyone know? Must have been a while ago. SHe looks like a real antique.

Phas3e
06-20-2007, 02:39 AM
I'd prefer they left it like this, fixing up old panels and repainting it means it looses some of its original charm,
and may aswell be a replica made last year.

Xiolablu3
06-20-2007, 02:40 AM
Thats a good point, but if they fly it then they cannot leave panels rusting and hammered...

leitmotiv
06-20-2007, 02:43 AM
Phots taken 19 July 1995. I love these shots because she looks like a real, in-service airplane, not an airshow queen.

Those stiffeners (?) on top of the wing were present from the Mk I onwards on some aircraft but not all---I have never seen an explanation.

KRISTORF
06-20-2007, 09:31 AM
I read somewhere that they leave the outside dirty to represent the real thing, not a highly polished show bird, bet your last penny though that the airframe, enngine etc are in tip top condition.

Loverly pics mate.

ddpairborne59
06-20-2007, 12:47 PM
A Simply Stunning A/C. I agree with the worn look to it.