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#31 Kagemusha

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:10 AM

There was also the Craftworks kit...
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:14 AM

I agree, looking at the picture, the Trump’ looks closer.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:34 AM

I stand to be corrected, but I believe in that pic, the Trump elevators are deflected downwards whereas the Monogram elevators are horizontal. That would make the Trumpy elevators look slightly smaller. 


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:43 AM

Either way, I'm not looking to do major surgery.  For me, trying to get the surface details close to correct without stuffing it up will be major work.  For the first time, I'm considering getting a rivet tool.  Gonna have to find out the details for the belly tank shackles, too since this is a "C" apparently.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:50 AM

There was also the Craftworks kit...

Unfortunately it's resin.  Not sure how the foil cement will play with resin.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

The kit has also some problems of shapes. I did not mention them in my tweak list as I never allocated the time to compare different kits to identify why I had the strange feeling something was wrong with the nose and its relationship with the wings and fuselage shapes. I am sure there is a problem somewhere but where...? Brad should know.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:32 PM

CMK did a cockpit set for the Trumpeter kit as well, how good it is I don't know though.

Here's a discussion on the various resin sets.

http://forum.largesc...showtopic=42247

 

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:25 AM

So I did an overlay of the Trumpeter tail image and a drawing

from Detail & Scale (P-40B/C), they look pretty close.

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

Well, most plans have the same error! They used the same elevator dimensions for the P-36 and P-40...

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:39 AM

Well, most plans have the same error! They used the same elevator dimensions for the P-36 and P-40...

 

So then what would the difference be ?

 

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:11 AM

I am currently far from my library (business trip) but will try to keep that in my memory to check when I will be back.
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:38 PM

Unfortunately it's resin.  Not sure how the foil cement will play with resin.

Actually for this build (Oooh, Shiny!!) the Craftworks all resin kit might be a benefit unless you only do foil.

I tested the Krylon Looking Glass spray on bare resin knowing resin has tolerance to such solvents

http://www.krylon.co...AiAAEgLo8PD_BwE

Result was mirror like. You can also spray it into a cup and brush it on like Alclad II.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:23 PM

CMK did a cockpit set for the Trumpeter kit as well, how good it is I don't know though.

Here's a discussion on the various resin sets.

http://forum.largesc...showtopic=42247

 

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

Sounds like a closed cockpit canopy build for sure for my 1/32 HobbyCraft/Trumpeter P-40 kit.

 

I've done surgery on pilot figures before, but one I found for this one looks about $25.00. for openers, and he doesn't come segmented/positionable.

 

BTW, Trumpeter kits are not for beginners.

 

But then I also built Revell's 1/40 Skyraider when it came out in 1959, and I have yet to see a Trumpeter kit more complex then that one with its' operating, rotating redirecting landing gear, dive brakes, folding wings, etc.

 

As with my HobbyCraft/Trumpeter 1/32 Wildcat, or any other higher parts-count kit, the key is organization, planning, and the patience to try new products.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:07 AM

Well, I am going to convert the Special Hobby Hawk come the time for a Tomahawk.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:39 AM

Actually for this build (Oooh, Shiny!!) the Craftworks all resin kit might be a benefit unless you only do foil.

I tested the Krylon Looking Glass spray on bare resin knowing resin has tolerance to such solvents

http://www.krylon.co...AiAAEgLo8PD_BwE

Result was mirror like. You can also spray it into a cup and brush it on like Alclad II.

That's an interesting looking paint.  Might be interesting to see what kind of results can be obtained once decanted.  I've never been very confident of working on small things with spray cans.   I'll mostly stick to foil as it's aluminum and not chrome or silver.  After all, I've invested a lot of time in learning how to foil effectively...   And I love my foiled models.  They catch my eye every time I walk past...


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