Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby paul needham » July 11th, 2016, 10:41 pm

That's looking great Rob, would love to see the spit in the flesh.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby David Brown » July 12th, 2016, 3:04 pm

Great detail work on the cockpit, enjoying watching the build

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Karl mander » July 15th, 2016, 5:31 pm

Beautiful work Rob. I wish I could produce scale detail like you. Keep it up.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » September 26th, 2016, 9:47 pm

Rims on the lathe.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » September 26th, 2016, 10:03 pm

Getting the tyres done.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » September 26th, 2016, 10:04 pm

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » September 26th, 2016, 10:09 pm

Something i couldn't show was a picture of the foam core i made and placed into the mould before the rubber compound,simply because the liquid rubber goes off so fast you just have to get it poured quickly. :? :?

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby liam swarbrick » October 29th, 2016, 9:26 pm

What did you make the mold from ?

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » October 31st, 2016, 5:36 pm

Just standard two part latex.

The great thing about using it is that nothing sticks to it so you don't need to use any release agent,just pour,wait to dry and your part will pop right out even when using casting resin.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » October 31st, 2016, 6:15 pm

Bit more work on EP 120

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » October 31st, 2016, 6:38 pm

Flap doors here i come.

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Spring adjuster visual :)
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Still to countersink but not a bad fit.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Dave Parry » October 31st, 2016, 7:46 pm

Stunning work so far Rob, Please bare in mine the LMA Journal as it would make a great build article My contact details are on my Ed's page, if you are interested.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby liam swarbrick » November 1st, 2016, 8:25 pm

We're did you perchase the laytex from ?

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » November 1st, 2016, 9:47 pm

X2 1 litre bottles and catalyst for about 16 pounds on ebay.

a bit costly you can get it cheaper if you look around but this is the same product.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Wayne Cox » November 6th, 2016, 6:09 pm

Hi Rob
Love this thread looks great can't wait to see her fly but will have to wait.
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Dave Wilshere » November 17th, 2016, 10:13 pm

How much weight did that flap spring/hinge add? Looks...beefy!

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » November 18th, 2016, 2:00 pm

Hi Dave

I didn't weigh it.

Keep in mind the pictures are really close up.

To give you an idea, the screws for the door are M1, the spring adjuster screw is M3 and the door is plastic so i would imagine in the scheme of things its not very much at all.

What is on my mind though is the weight of the engine,at 6.3kg it's a real bruiser.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » November 18th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Thanks Wayne,your interest gives me motivation therefore i'll get it done quicker :)

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Wayne Cox » November 18th, 2016, 9:35 pm

Hi Rob
Thanks for that but don't rush.
The quality is great would love to see her fly in the flesh and that sound from the motor, yes.
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Terry Jessop » November 22nd, 2016, 6:39 pm

It's looking fantastic well done. I'm building the all wood version could you post some more detailed photos of the aileron hinges please.


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