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#31 Bill_S

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:34 PM

Looks lovely Between you and Bill, I kinda want to go down and dig out my Revell kit and SB Rex conversion! 

Do it, Brian!


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:40 AM

Hi Guys,

A year later and I bit the bullet! I got a Revell N1K1-Ja off eBay, high price, lots of shipping and of course, got screwed for VAT plus a handling charge by the Post Office. So it's cost me a fortune.

I picked it up from the post office an hour ago and was it worth it? Not really in absolute terms, but as a modeller it's a useful starting place. The engine might paint up reasonably well but I've got a few Hasegawa K2 kits laying around so I could scrounge a decent motor from one of them. I've got sanders, Scriber and Rosies so a complete airframe shake down won't be that difficult. Pretty sure some K2 cockpit parts will squeeze in their too!

Maybe rebuild the undercarriage with some brass rod and tube?

Now here's the rub: every time I scratch built an Armour model, either for myself or as a master for other resin companies, the plastic boys copied it and sometimes even copied the mistakes I built in to see who was copying! If you're an Armour modeller the Trumpeter E series German tanks are direct copies of masters I made for Cromwell models, down to all the mistake markers I put in!

So if I get half way thru modifying this kit, will Hasegawa bring out their version? All you lot will be cheering wildly, but I'll be stuck with a pile of old plastic!

Heck, I'm gonna do it anyway.

Regards,

Bruce Crosby
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

you the man! Do it, you get lots of hero points.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:09 PM

Nice!


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:43 AM

I just picked up a Revell N1K1 mid-wing George for a really good price on ebay.

 

Now, the hard part: Just to find one of those old Rex conversion kits.....


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:50 AM

Now, the hard part: Just to find one of those old Rex conversion kits.....



They are hard to find. I traded a crap ton of stuff for mind including an OOP Mirage PE engine.
Even after all that it's still not super accurate.
The cowl is pretty off, and the leading edge of it doesn't convey the knife edge as fhe real one does.
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#37 Bill_S

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:11 AM

Congrats, Bruce! Keep in mind that there are major cockpit differences between the N1K1 and N1K2. I look forward to watching this one!


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:13 PM

Hi Guys,

Plenty of references on the K2 but I don't seem to have many on the K1.

Can someone point me in the right direction please?

Regards,

Bruce Crosby
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:47 PM

Hey Bruce, maybe you could find some spare time and knock out a C-46 in man scale as well, eh?  I'd sure love a nice IM kit of one... :)


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:09 AM

Hi Guys,

Plenty of references on the K2 but I don't seem to have many on the K1.

Can someone point me in the right direction please?

Regards,

Bruce Crosby

Something to get you started...

 

http://gunsight.jp/b...el/hunatu05.htm


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:37 PM

Hi Guys,

C-46? A big Curtiss Commando? I'd love one myself. It's the freighter that did the bulk of the airlifting in WWII although everyone seems to think it was the C-47 that did it. C-46 could fly higher with a much larger load. Great idea but not from this Anglo-Saxon!

Bill, got the link thank you. There's some nice stuff there.

Regards,

Bruce Crosby




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