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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire

Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire - Airplanes and RocketsA friend of mine, Tom Eastlake, recently sent me some photos documenting his building of a Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire. This is the smaller version that has a 16½" wingspan (there's a larger one with a 24" wingspan). Tom started building his Spitfire in the early to middle part of December 2010.

Comet Cadet built by Tom Eastlake, of NC - Airplanes and RocketsYou can see his Comet Cadet here.

November 2011 Update:

Tom just sent me these way-cool new action photos of his Spitfire. Photos by Mike Hughes

Tam Eastlake's Spitfire - Airplanes and Rockets     Tom Eastlake's Spitfire in flight - Airplanes and Rockets     Tom Eastlake's Spitfire on Dawn Patrol - Airplanes and Rockets

                   Spitfire on night alert                Spitfire on landing approach                     Spitfire on patrol

December 29 ,2010 Update:

Tom sent these high quality photos of his Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire. It looks really good against the light wooden table! As you can see from the photos below, he made pretty quick work of the building, covering, and painting process. A sheet of glass was laid over the plans and then masking tape held parts in place while building. A glue stick was used to attach the Jap tissue, and then Krylon spray provided the coloring. The wing roundels are painted on. This Spitfire will be for display only.

Nice job, Tom!

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - port side 3/4 view - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - port side 3/4 view

 

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - starboard side 3/4 view - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - starboard side 3/4 view

 

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - sitting on the plans - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Supermarine Spitfire (Guillow's kit) - sitting on the plans

 

Tom's Build-On-Glass Method - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom's build-on-glass method

(that's his Spitfire under construction)

December 12, 2011

Comet Spitfire Fuselage Tissued - Airplanes and Rockets   Spitfire Fuselage Tissued - Airplanes and Rockets

Tom Eastlake's Spitfire with tissued fuselage

Tom Eastlake's Spitfire with Olive Drab Base Coat - Airplanes and Rockets

Olive drab base coat

 

Tom Eastlake's Spitfire with camouflage being added - Airplanes and Rockets

Camouflage being added

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