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Announcing "Building Race #80 Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/18 Scale"

kfutter
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Joined: 14 Jul 2017 23:51

12 May 2018 06:19 #1

Howdy folks,

I'd like to announce that our latest title, Building Race #80 Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/18 Scale, is now available!



This 565-page eBook features Peter Castle's award-winning conversion of the HpH Models 1/18 Seafire 47 to represent a Spitfire XIVe - specifically, Race #80, as flown by James McArthur in the Tinnerman Air Races at Cleveland, Ohio, on September 4th 1949.

Peter rebuilt much of the airframe, scratch-built most of the detail parts in aluminium and brass, and covered the model in aluminium litho-plate for an authentic natural metal finish. Peter’s model won the National Senior Champion award (among many others) at Scale Model World in Telford in November 2017, and its construction is presented here in forensic detail.

Not only does the book contain a blow-by-blow account of every stage of the build, including how Peter fashioned many of the intricate details, but also:
  • an illustrated account of the history of TZ138 by noted aviation illustrator and author Juanita Franzi;
  • a 12-page tutorial on Turning Small Parts with a Rotary Tool;
  • a 33-page tutorial on Designing Your Own Photo Etch Parts;
  • a 16-page tutorial on Skinning Models in Metal;
  • a 15-page tutorial on Forming Metal Around Compound Curves;
  • bonus: seven full-page walkaround photos of a Spitfire Mk 19 seat.
This book is a must-have for aspiring scratch-builders, Spitfire fans, and any modeller interested in learning from the best.

The book is available as a downloadable PDF for 22 Australian dollars, with payment via PayPal.

Thanks for you interest!

Kev
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Mark M
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Joined: 11 Feb 2011 16:22

12 May 2018 09:01 #2

:cool
Regards Mark
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Olde Farte
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Joined: 17 Dec 2012 15:17

12 May 2018 09:15 #3

That looks to be an excellent build, not my interest I know but there is serious quality here.
Delboy AKA Papa Smurf


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kfutter
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13 May 2018 01:57 #4

Thanks, fellas!

Kev
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