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#46 Joel_W

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:34 PM

The nose on the F is completely different from the E. That is why a whole new nose has to be used. Just cutting off the E intake would not even come close to making it a F (or L).

 

John,

  What I meant to say is that with the  nose clip, you'll have converted the E to an F. Sorry for my phrasing.

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

Great work thus far, John.

 

Here's a documentary you may not have seen but might give you some extra inspiration and ideas. I hope you enjoy it. :)

 

This is Pt 1. I think there are 3 parts. (Not watched it in a while)

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

Great work thus far, John.

 

Here's a documentary you may not have seen but might give you some extra inspiration and ideas. I hope you enjoy it. :)

 

This is Pt 1. I think there are 3 parts. (Not watched it in a while)

 

Interesting.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:49 PM

Mo betta. I'm glad I had another "E" kit to use for this. I carefully measured where to cut and made some adjustments plus plenty of trimming and test fitting (still needs some adjusting but it's a lot better than my previous try). Onward and upward!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:46 PM

John,

  The overall fit does indeed look much better.  I still see that step on the starboard side. How about spreading just the lower corners with a piece of sprue, should just about remove it.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

John,

  The overall fit does indeed look much better.  I still see that step on the starboard side. How about spreading just the lower corners with a piece of sprue, should just about remove it.

 

Joel

As you can see it's just taped together. There is still a bit of trimming and test fitting to do. After it's all cemented in place that "step" will be gone.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:51 PM

John,

    That's certainly the best solution of all. Looking forward to your next update with that work completed.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:29 PM

Hi John

Nice work on fitting the new nose. A bit a filler and you're home free. I remember what my Meteor looked like after I cut off the forward fuselage and tail area for the Fisher conversion after tripple checking. Comparing mine to yours yours is a precision surgical cut.

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:24 AM

Hi John

Nice work on fitting the new nose. A bit a filler and you're home free. I remember what my Meteor looked like after I cut off the forward fuselage and tail area for the Fisher conversion after tripple checking. Comparing mine to yours yours is a precision surgical cut.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

Thanks Peter but I'm still having big problems. The upper contour of the resin nose does not conform to the contour of the kit. It's going to take a lot of filing, sanding, cutting, etc. BUMMER!!! I don't at all remember having this bad a fit problem when I did the "L" using the same resin parts. It's turning into a large PITA.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:29 AM

Hi John

I feel your pain.  After the Hurricane, it looked as if the P-40 was going to be a nice, easy and relaxing build. Sure doesn't seem to working out that way.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:30 AM

Mo betta. I'm glad I had another "E" kit to use for this. I carefully measured where to cut and made some adjustments plus plenty of trimming and test fitting (still needs some adjusting but it's a lot better than my previous try). Onward and upward!

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Hi John, the fitment of this looks really good. I don't know if it's the angle of the photo, the nose looks as if it's angled to port? Might just be the camera.

 

Jim



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:51 AM

It looks like the exhausts need a bit of rejigging as well as there appears to be a few degree upward slope.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

Unfort

 

Hi John

I feel your pain.  After the Hurricane, it looked as if the P-40 was going to be a nice, easy and relaxing build. Sure doesn't seem to working out that way.

Peter

Unfortunately true. I'm considering just putting it aside for a bit and starting something else. I can always come back to it later on.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

It looks like the exhausts need a bit of rejigging as well as there appears to be a few degree upward slope.

No way that can be corrected without drastic surgery.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:41 PM

Unfort

 

Unfortunately true. I'm considering just putting it aside for a bit and starting something else. I can always come back to it later on.

 

John,

  Sorry to see this, but after what you went through on the Fly build, this was supposed to be a basically OOB fun & relaxing build. I'm thinking that you're right in just putting it aside for a build or two, and work on something else that holds no surprises that you don't know about.

 

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