Tamiya Spitfire Mk1 1/48

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    Tamiya Spitfire Mk1 1/48

    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:43 am

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    can anyone tell me how the seat belts are fitted at the back of the seat on a Mk1? The kit did not come with the back plate and that little slot where the belt usually passes through.... so do they just hung at the bak seat?

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:55 pm

    Hi Noel they were all the same so there should be the slot.

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:16 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Hi Noel they were all the same so there should  be the slot.

    The Tamiya kit assembles like this.... no slot...


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    Post  Cyril. on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:53 am

    bcauchi wrote:Hi Noel they were all the same so there should  be the slot.

    Hi Noel, the headrest should be fitted on to a triangular plate with a horizontal slot in it to allow the seat belt through.
    The photo below shows the ripcord attached to a pin, which when pulled releases the seat belt.
    Hope this helps.


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    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:21 pm

    Cyril. wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Hi Noel they were all the same so there should  be the slot.

    Hi Noel, the headrest should be fitted on to a triangular plate with a horizontal slot in it to allow the seat belt through.
    The photo below shows the ripcord attached to a pin, which when pulled releases the seat belt.
    Hope this helps.


    Does it mean I have to scratch build a triangular plat with a slot? Why is the Tamiya kit without it? Maybe there were Spitfires without a plate and slot.

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:04 pm

    Noel the seat belts on the spitfire NEVER went through the hole in the seat. They go above the seat and through the slot in the armour plate behind the seat, or that triangle you are talking about. And why does Tamiya not have the armour plating, because it is a kit. And all kits have things you have to fix and add and modify. Why did you modify your tanks? Same applies to planes. No kit is perfect. They chose not to include the armour plating in the kit you bought. Some might have it and yours is missing it. Just a piece of thin plastic card with a slot in it.

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    Post  Cyril. on Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:13 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Noel the seat belts on the spitfire NEVER went through the hole in the seat. They go above the seat and through the slot in the armour plate behind the seat, or that triangle you are talking about. And why does Tamiya not have the armour plating, because it is a kit.  And all kits have things you have to fix and add and modify.  Why did you modify your tanks?  Same applies to planes. No kit is perfect. They chose not to include the armour plating in the kit you bought. Some might have it and yours is missing it. Just a piece of thin plastic card with a slot in it.  

    I agree with what Brian is saying,
    Here is an update photo showing all this. The said triangle is just behind the headrest.


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    Re: Tamiya Spitfire Mk1 1/48

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:02 am

    A small progress......




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    Re: Tamiya Spitfire Mk1 1/48

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:24 pm

    Very, very nice pit indeed, excellent work.

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    Re: Tamiya Spitfire Mk1 1/48

    Post  Ray on Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:48 pm

    Very nice pit indeed, excellent work Twisted Evil cheers

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