Build Spitfire Mk 1A Hachette Project

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
you should have put a sheet of plywood on top of your desk and then screwed it into that ... might have saved you a few nights on the couch
Aaa Haa! I have not yet screwed it in. Yes, that will work. Can use clamps (have plenty of them) to hold the 'plywood' in place. That will make it temporary. Tendewberrymud.
 

johnsmith

Moderator
Staff member
Aaa Haa! I have not yet screwed it in. Yes, that will work. Can use clamps (have plenty of them) to hold the 'plywood' in place. That will make it temporary. Tendewberrymud.
It's a gift I have. Comes in handy when I want a good nights sleep;)
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
Issue Three:

Well the vice did not work. Spent two days (on and off) trying to get the bloody bits together. Was about to toss Teddy and then had an idea! "Gee, I wonder what they say about doing this in the written instructions?"

Snap! Done. Who said Men never ask for directions when lost, ey?

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Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
Note the Brand Name. That little bit is cast iron which slots into place, and there is a second similar tag on the other side of the engine block.

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HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
The Hurricanes went after the German bombers, the Spits went after the German fighters accompanying the bombers. The nazis almost won the Battle of Brisbane but lost patience and decided to bomb London instead. Hitler, Germany’s worst enemy.
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
Aaa Haa! I have not yet screwed it in. Yes, that will work. Can use clamps (have plenty of them) to hold the 'plywood' in place. That will make it temporary. Tendewberrymud.
Also a fair amount of cloth or fabric between the plywood and table.
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
Finally got for more issues, parts 4,5,6,7.

This is the end product of Part 4. Looks easy but it does not come like that. Those two farkars have to be built up from the bits you get. Finnicky again.

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Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
That bigger thing on the left is a duplication of Issue 4. Easy having done it before, but dealing with magnets and polarity with metal is a pain in the arse. That little fucker on the right. See those two silver bits? They are tiny, and it took me most of today working out how to get the bastards in place. Even then, I had to improvise.
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
That bigger thing on the left is a duplication of Issue 4. Easy having done it before, but dealing with magnets and polarity with metal is a pain in the arse. That little fucker on the right. See those two silver bits? They are tiny, and it took me most of today working out how to get the bastards in place. Even then, I had to improvise.

I have done a bit more on Issue 5. That little fucker on the right......bastards.....waste of time fitting those silver bits......the whole of the little fucker is covered over by later bits!!!!
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
Fuckity fuckity!

Now...bare with me here. See those four holes in that black bit?

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Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
Next...see the four holes? And note the silver bits....they are potent bastard magnets.

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Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
Staff member
Right.....then, using METAL screws 4 mil long, you take four said screws and just screw the propeller thing down onto the fuselage thing. Piece of piss?

Nah.

Those fucking magnets grab the tiny screws off the screwdriver and the screws are attached to the fucking magnets!!!! Pissed me off all afternoon. But.....reckon I have a solution.

I will start the screws off in the four holes in the propeller bit, sort of embed them there, so they MIGHT just be able to fucking stay there long enough for me to fucking screw about 2 mil of them into the fucking fuselage bit.

"Life was not meant to be easy."
 
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