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#1 logan181

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:12 AM

This is my first scratch built cockpit. I am building a 1/32 scale N1K1J Shiden-Kai or the allied code name "George". The kit is alot like the old Otaki kits in that the surface detail is there, but the internal details are almost non existant. So in order to remedy that I had to scrath build the entire thing. To illustrate what I have done here is a link to review of the kit I started out with.

http://www.largescal...usha/N1K-2.html

This is my most ambitious project to date, I will post more as I go along..

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:52 AM

Good on you mate for tackling this one. I have this kit in the stash, so I know what the cockpit is like! If the Rising Sun topic gets up for the next GB, I'll probably be building my example for it. I'll definitely be following your build, that's for sure.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:31 AM

Brilliant start mate, that is looking like the makings of a great cockpit.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:30 PM

You're off to an excellent start my friend.I built the same kit several year back also with a scratch built cockpit.Not a bad kit at all,just needed a few improvements mainly the interior,trailer edges and gear bays.Here's a photo of mine for you .

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...And it's current home at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
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Best of luck with your Shiden-Kia.I'm looking forward to seeing further update.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:54 PM

This is my first scratch built cockpit. I am building a 1/32 scale N1K1J Shiden-Kai or the allied code name "George". The kit is alot like the old Otaki kits in that the surface detail is there, but the internal details are almost non existant. So in order to remedy that I had to scrath build the entire thing. To illustrate what I have done here is a link to review of the kit I started out with.

http://www.largescal...usha/N1K-2.html

This is my most ambitious project to date, I will post more as I go along..


You are making a N1K1 from the Doyusha N1K2 ??? neat.

Jon

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for all of the kind words of Encouragement, I'm glad that I can contribute to the forum in a meaningful way.
Also I would like to thank you Gregory for the nice pics of your Shiden.
John

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:49 AM

Began basic assembly of the cockpit tub, trying to get the alignment just right, the throttle quadrent and all of the ancilleries will be added later, I will be getting some belts to dress up my seat, made from copper sheet. Scratch buidling can be frustrating somtimes but the satisfaction of it makes it all worth it.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:12 AM

Very nice work John. I really like the seat - great scratch building all round. I'm having a stab at this kit over in the Rising Sun GB, so I'll be watching your build with interest.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:21 AM

Hi logan181,
nice scratching.
Last year I met an Englishman who hardworked on a scratchbuilt interior during a modelshow in Berlin. A guy strolled by and asked him "why bothering with scratchbuilding when you can buy it at the salesstore nearby?" Our Englishman looked up and answered very cool "where is the fun in it?" I will never forget the startled face of our guy who disappeared red faced in the crowd.
Go on with your show logan! :huh:
Good bye happy modelling
yours

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:24 AM

Cool John! :P It's always a hoot to watch others scratch-building techniques. Looking sweeeeet! :lol:

P.S. I noticed you've posted less than 20 times...so far. Hope to see lots more, and a warm welcome to LSP! Russ

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:55 PM

Cool seat! That is the next thing I want to do for my "Frank" in the group build. Keep the pics coming.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:52 PM

Very nice work John. I really like the seat - great scratch building all round. I'm having a stab at this kit over in the Rising Sun GB, so I'll be watching your build with interest.

Kev


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This is the best photo I could find of the cockpit I can send you a larger version of this off board.

John

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:17 AM

Folks,
I think I have a George Aero Detail lying about.
I could scan some images amd PM them to you.
Sincerely,
Mark

        Works in Progress:   Italeri 1/35 PT596

            Completed WiP:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14

                       Idle WiP:  Fw190A-5 Black 7 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, BohemiaHungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa FWerfer-Granate 21's,

   Ready for Inspection:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14, Ludwig Franzisket, Bf109G-6


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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:42 AM

Kevin

This is the best photo I could find of the cockpit I can send you a larger version of this off board.

John


Sounds good, thanks John!


Folks,
I think I have a George Aero Detail lying about.
I could scan some images amd PM them to you.
Sincerely,
Mark


Ditto with your offer Mark. Not sure if the PM system will take image attachments, but I can PM you my email address if you like, or we can come to some other arrangement.

Kev

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:21 PM

Kev,
PM sent

My only concern with posting the pictures here is with copyright infringement.
If there are any Advocates out there that can allay this concern, I'll post them here.

Sincerely,
Mark

        Works in Progress:   Italeri 1/35 PT596

            Completed WiP:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14

                       Idle WiP:  Fw190A-5 Black 7 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, BohemiaHungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa FWerfer-Granate 21's,

   Ready for Inspection:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14, Ludwig Franzisket, Bf109G-6





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