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I now see that the rear side window shape is wrong, too--upper corner is a sharp angle where it should be a curve. Should be a five-minute fix with round and flat files. (Looks like it might be a little small, too, which the shape-correction filing would fix. 

The roof might look better with that whole window filled in completely. Would give the thing a bit of a Ferrari-ish look. 

In high school, a friend of mine drove a silver MGB with an aftermarket fiberglass fastback roof of some kind. I always thought that roof made the car look just a teeny little bit like James Bond's Aston-Martin DB.5. :lol:

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5 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

I now see that the rear side window shape is wrong, too--upper corner is a sharp angle where it should be a curve. Should be a five-minute fix with round and flat files. (Looks like it might be a little small, too, which the shape-correction filing would fix.

Yup! That's one of the changes I was thinking about among other things. ;)

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Ok , I was brave and needed a challenge . I built an Original in mt first Collection . I re-created it again with an '80's (?) re-pop . Enjoy , It is doable ! The other pics are a Cautionary Tale . A warning to always Plastic bag your built models for Storage and or Moving . This way you find all of the parts :) .. From these only pics . My point is not so clear . Did I mention I do not like Windows 10 . It tends to lose things .. like pics :(   Thanx .. 

 

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Bill Geary,  your name sounds familiar. Were you in Cranky's book Rats,Rods n Rust as a featured modeller?

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33 minutes ago, Bugatti Fan said:

Bill Geary,  your name sounds familiar. Were you in Cranky's book Rats,Rods n Rust as a featured modeller?

Why yes! It 'twas I! ^_^

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Presently converting my second Lindbergh GT6 kit to a Spitfire Mk 2.  So far i’ve cut two cylinders out of the engine, fixed the too-small windshield, added the trim around the glass, removed the hood bump, replaced it with .040” styrene, filled the gaps then added the smaller spear found on the Spit.  Currently working on the rear deck, more pics to follow - wish me luck!

 

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Thank you Bob S. for bringing this thread back to life.  I built the original  kit and then took it apart again to make it into a Le Mans race version.  I will be watching closely your progress.

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15 hours ago, hct728(Bob) said:

Presently converting my second Lindbergh GT6 kit to a Spitfire Mk 2.  So far i’ve cut two cylinders out of the engine, fixed the too-small windshield, added the trim around the glass, removed the hood bump, replaced it with .040” styrene, filled the gaps then added the smaller spear found on the Spit.  Currently working on the rear deck, more pics to follow - wish me luck!

 

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I like what you've done with the windshield. Changes the whole look of the model! You're inspiring me to find mine and see if I can do the same thing. Drive on! B)

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Well, I had to redo the hood spear, as it looked a little off-center, then I attacked the rear trunk area, so here's what I have so far.  I still need to re-attach the taillights and make a lip around the passenger area where the roof attaches, but you get the idea, it's coming along

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Dead threads walk.

I just got one of these little guys built up as a Group 44 race car. The builder did a credible job considering how bad a kit this truly is, and glued everything shut for simplicity.

She's missing a few parts, and assembled I can see the glaring errors that need correcting (besides what's already been mentioned, the shape and size of the lower rear quarters is entirely wrong, almost like it's 1/32 tacked on to a 1/25 model).

But it's definitely doable.   B)

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I have one of these in the Snakepile. I'd like to build it someday. I can't decide whether to keep it a GT6 or convert it to the more common Spitfire roadster. 

I WILL have to fix that tank-slit windshield somehow. 

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You know, looking at that, I wonder whether the best thing to do would be to leave the "windshield" part off completely and just build up the A-pillars on the doors and the front of the roof a bit and add the horizontal scuttle panel from strip.

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Scaled 1/25 version of this drawing here.

best,

M.

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13 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

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44 minutes ago, Matt Bacon said:

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Just putting these three pics in one post to make them easier to compare without having to scroll up and down. You're welcome! B)

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1 hour ago, Matt Bacon said:

...Scaled 1/25 version of this drawing here.

Thanks for posting that, sir. Most helpful.

The more I look at the model, the more proportion errors I'm seeing (like the lower body may need about a scale .5" -1" sectioning job too, the height of the front fender over the wheel arch is wrong, etc.), but it's still doable.

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28 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

 

Just putting these three pics in one post to make them easier to compare without having to scroll up and down. You're welcome! B)

Dankeschön

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Leave it. Clean up and enjoy it. Only one I’ve ever seen that’s compelling. 44 Huffaker cars slayed. 
Quick fix for shelf for now, get another for pile to really do. Sub level 8 in storage. Lol. 
Finish that wonky 5th wheel transporter and some deuces first. Lol 
Be well Bill. 
Send it to Snake for quick and dirty and send back for shelf. Lol

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