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  • Spitfire- Real or Model?

    I was browsing through flickr when i saw this pic of Spitfire 161 but it looks like its a model, and the props were photoshopped to give the illusion of turning blades? what do you guys think.nice pic if its real or not!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/basstubert/215827805/
    13
    Real
    53.85%
    7
    Model
    46.15%
    6
    Last edited by pilatus; 26 November 2008, 00:22.

  • #2
    I think it's a real one. Difficult to tell, though, the whole scene is too 'clean.'

    NTM
    Driver, tracks, troops.... Drive and adjust!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pilatus View Post
      I was browsing through flickr when i saw this pic of Spitfire 161 but it looks like its a model, and the props were photoshopped to give the illusion of turning blades? what do you guys think.nice pic if its real or not!

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/basstubert/215827805/

      Go with your gut feel.

      It's a model, no buts about it.

      "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


      Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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      • #4
        No I'll go with 'real' from a modelers perspective
        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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        • #5
          it is a difficult one alright, I am almost convinced its real, except for no clag around the exhausts, but even that is not conclusive.
          "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
          Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
          Illegitimi non carborundum

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          • #6
            I'm going with my rather large gut and saying its a model as its too perfect.

            Poll added for fun.

            (If you start the slideshow and pause on that picture you get a bigger-better view.)

            I have e mailed the photographer for the answer :wink:
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            • #7
              I am coming down on the side of ''real'' taken just after its conversion to a 2 seater, where it would be ex-works.
              But , the best bet might be to ask the expert in this field, Tony Kearns.
              "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
              Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
              Illegitimi non carborundum

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              • #8
                Just googled Spitfire 161 and got THIS & THIS

                begins to regret earlier post...


                and then again HERE
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                • #9
                  Looks real to me, but slightly different to how it was finished in Air Corps service. absence of exhaust stains possibly due to just coming out of the hangar. I noticed how clean they were when it was in the hangar at Baldonnel in 2006. You don't mess with Mick Whelan!
                  As I am computer illeterate I could not download it to the desktop to magnify the image and have a better look.
                  Tony K

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                  • #10
                    Doh! the picture was taken on october 15 2005, I am now 100% prepared to be called an idio--sorry say it's real.
                    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
                    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
                    Illegitimi non carborundum

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                    • #11
                      Undecided,:confused: could very well be the real deal.

                      here is a colour shot of the real deal.


                      http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...v_id=&next_id=


                      http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...ext_id=1042227

                      Connaught Stranger
                      Last edited by Connaught Stranger; 26 November 2008, 21:30.

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                      • #12
                        I know a guy who used to fly it for its owner (s)
                        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                        Are full of passionate intensity.

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                        • #13
                          there are people standing out of the frame of the shot, surely their shaddows should have given it away? (first thing I noticed when I saw it, couldn't look earlier thank you DIT from blocking it)
                          Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
                          Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
                          Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
                          Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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                          • #14
                            Its real. If its the one I'm thinking of I saw it fly a few years ago. Preformed in the Newtownards air show in 2005. Was a two seater done in IAC markings. Two lovely Tricolours under the wings. As fair as I know it was sold and changed to Netherlands colours and I possibly remember hearing it might have been involved in a crash after, but I could be mistaken. There is another thread somewhere here about it.
                            Of course I could be completely wrong and this is one of the original IAC aircraft.
                            Also the shadows should have given it away as real.

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                            • #15
                              Also the shadows should have given it away as real.
                              You can buy model people, you know.

                              Actually, when considering the 'model' option, I even wondered if someone didn't have a sense of humour and that the three shadows were really shadows created by cutouts of the three silhouettes of the Top Gear presenters which show up in the title sequence. After checking the title sequence, I decided that no, they weren't.

                              NTM
                              Driver, tracks, troops.... Drive and adjust!!

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