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Spitfire Mk. IX- Lance Wade, No. 145 Sqn
I finally completed the Spitfire project, and while looking at the different camoflauge used by the RAF in WWII, I decided to go with the MTO desert scheme. I really didnt have the dark green bricks to do the ETO camo justice. It was a bit of a challenge trying to get the colors right, and I'm sure I will revise it along with many other things soon. I mainly used, Tan, Dark Tan, and Dark Gray. Some Dark Blue-Gray was also used. I already have updates in the works, but I thought I would snap a few quick shots and get them up before I tore it ope again! The featured ace is Lance Wade, born in Broaddus, Texas in 1915. He joined the RAF in Canada in December 1940. He arrived in Egypt as a Hawker Hurricane Mk I pilot in September 1941, and was posted to 33 Squadron. His first kills were two Fiat CR-42s on 18 November. He attained the rank of "ace" on 24 November 1941. He began flying Hurricane Mk IIs in April 1942, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He had 13 victories as of September 1942. He spent the next several months back in the US on various RAF projects including evaluating some American fighters at Wright Field. He returned to combat as a Flight Commander in 145 Squadron with a bar to his DFC, flying Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vs. Promoted to Squadron Leader, he had a busy 60 days, as by the end of April his score was 21, by then flying Spitfire Mk IXs. His Squadron moved to Italy, and as a Spitfire VIII pilot he claimed two Focke-Wulf Fw 190s of Schlachtgeschwader 4 on 2 October 1943. His last claims were three FW 190s (again of SG 4) damaged on 3 November. Wade became a Wing Commander and joined the staff of the Desert Air Force but was there only briefly, as he was killed in a flying accident on 12 January 1944 at Foggia, Italy. In 30 fights for which he made claims he was credited with 23 victories (including 2 shared), 1 probable, and 13 damaged. He is also credited with 1 destroyed and 5 damaged on the ground, all of which he achieved before his death at the age of 28. Lance Wade is not as well known as many other American aces, mainly due to the fact he flew with the RAF. Nonetheless, he was an outstanding pilot, and his example portrays the outstanding partnership between the British and American forces in WWII.
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  October 13, 2013
PERFECT
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  July 5, 2012
vary cool
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  April 16, 2012
so realistic ceep going!!!!!
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  January 9, 2012
Yes, it did. In 1945, the most widespread type was the Mk XIV. As USAC did with its Mustang and Thunderbolt by adding a 360°canopy, the RAF modified its spit the same way before the end of the war. I did not find exactly the month, maybe february or april (My knowledge does not go that far... ^^ )
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  January 7, 2012
Marc, not annoying at all, thanks for the comments! Its incredible how many spitfires were made, in a lot of different models too. So did the bubble canopy versions of the Spitfire arrive in time for the end of the war? Or were the a little too late? I was just curious....
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  January 6, 2012
OMG!!! This one was a piece of work, too!! The so particular elliptic wing and the nose are so hard to reproduce: great job!! Concerning your questions, if you allow me: yes the Spit Mk VIII and the most produced, the Mk IX were the only models receiving a 4 blades propeller. After that, the adaptation of a griffon 61 engine on Mk XII (then Griffon 62 on Mk XIV, 20) modified the shape of the engine and its power was such than a 5 blades was necessary. The bubble appeared only on Mk XIV, Spit 20 and 21 produced at the end of the war. Hoping not to be annoying!!
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  December 19, 2011
realy nice spit! good work! :-) MK.V was the last spitfire with 3 blade prop. and a lot of MK.IX were bild from the older MK.V,with more powerfull engine. it was a shock for every Fw190 pilot.
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  December 1, 2011
I know at least in the flights sims I have the MK-IV is a four blade, one of them has all the other Spitfires, but I never flew them so I couldn't tell you how many blades. (My gaming PC is busted so I can't check now).
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  December 1, 2011
Quoting jack kenyon Great model but i see what youve done there! The mark ix is the only common spitfire to have a four rotor propeler. The easiest prop to build in lego! keep up the good work!
the funny thing is i origionally had a three blade prop on, i actually kind of prefer it because the 4 blade has to be set further into the fuselage due to the fact the back of it isnt flat like on the 3 blade. I had taken the design and numbering from Lance Wade's Mk. IX, and just as I was taking pictures I looked at my iPad and saw it was a 4 blade! I think I might try to make Wade's Mk VIII Tropical version, it has a modifed nose to increase air inflow, kind of looks like a P-40's nose... I didnt know the Mk IX was the only 4 blade... so they went back to 3 blades afterwards??? A few pictures I saw of the bubble canopy spitfire had a four blade... Did the bubble canopy serve in WWII???
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  December 1, 2011
Great model but i see what youve done there! The mark ix is the only common spitfire to have a four rotor propeler. The easiest prop to build in lego! keep up the good work!
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  November 30, 2011
You got so many like's so fast,The best ive gotten was 5 within 24 hours.Great work!
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  November 30, 2011
Wait, what was the problem with the propeller Lego Builders?
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  November 30, 2011
Gotta love this airplane. Great job!!
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  November 30, 2011
Quoting Lego Builders Excellent! Good to finally see a Spitfire from you! It looks like you had the same problem as me with the propellers. The colors scheme is perfect! It just to bad that the SNOT couldn't cover the wings entirely. You did a great job on the wings! 5/5!
I agree, I really wanted to cover the wings with tiles more, but when I did it really became too jagged... In order to get the shape right, i couldnt do anything different really. I think I'm going to try to find some of the 3x12 wedges in dark tan or dark gray, and add them if they are available...
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  November 30, 2011
You know you've done a great job when I look at the thumbnail and instantly recognize this as a Spitfire.
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  November 30, 2011
Excellent! Good to finally see a Spitfire from you! It looks like you had the same problem as me with the propellers. The colors scheme is perfect! It just to bad that the SNOT couldn't cover the wings entirely. You did a great job on the wings! 5/5!
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  November 30, 2011
Excellent design! ~Ryan
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  November 30, 2011
Woo-Hoo! You finally completed the Spitfire! I have been waiting for this one for a long time, and it looks great. I'm not really versed in the American aces or the RAF aces, but I play flight sims and I've always loved the Spitfire best. You did a great job replicating it, the cammo job looks really nice. In the past I haven't been too good at cammo. I like the American cockpits better, (they have flight sticks not the weird thingy), but I've always had more success with the British planes. Goes over 300mph and has a stall speed of 70mph, what more could you want? Lol, I live in America but had to use spell check to spell it right! Great Job!
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  November 30, 2011
Perfect! A fitting tribute to an awesome plane!
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  November 30, 2011
Perfect! A fitting tribute to an awesome plane!
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  November 30, 2011
Another nice one.
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  November 30, 2011
Very nice shaping work and choice for the colours! Almost perfect! 5!
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  November 30, 2011
Very nice shaping work and choice for the colours! Almost perfect! 5!
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  November 30, 2011
Really nice! The wings shape is really good, something very hard to do on a Spit'! ; )
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  November 30, 2011
Wow - the most beautiful plane on MOCpages? If not it's close! Great job on the elliptical wing shape, and the camo looks fantastic. One of the MOCs of the year for me. 10/10 : )
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  November 30, 2011
Beautiful. The shape of the wings is very good especially using traditional 'stups up' techniques. I love the camoflauge. I have built a few planes that you might like but nothing like this. Excellent build.
 
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