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Which 1/32 Kit and AM is Best for This Bird?

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#16 Gazzas

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:52 AM

Thanks for the helpful replies!  I would love to "nail" this finish.  But to do that, I really need to get the surface detail as right as possible. 

 

Raised rivets where they belong and flush rivets, too.  And since I've never done a single rivet before, Flush or raised, it'll be a challenge.  Hopefully, I can foil over raised ones with little issue.

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:55 AM

From what I recall, the only AM cockpit that had the correct depth was the PE one from Part. It's a bit of a pain to put together though as each rib and former is a separate piece. I remember trying the various resin ones and they all were barely deeper than the kit one of at all.

The exhausts are fiddly to put together but there are/were resin replacements for them. I'll see if I can find who made them

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:56 AM

Lone star models does make a correction/cockpit set which addresses the floor issue.   http://www.lonestarm...sions-1-32.html


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:57 AM

The top of the wing skin was the cockpit floor.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:02 AM

The top of the wing skin was the cockpit floor.

Ya the Lone Star set covers that aspect. What I am not sure of is if it fixes any depth issues.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:10 AM

I believe that the Lone Star cockpit is the closest to the correct depth. CE also made a pit, which is deeper than the kit, but a little shallower than the LSM pit.

As a note, the kit pit isn’t just a little shallow, it’s ridiculously shallow. The seat sits on the floor and the pilot would have to sit with his legs straight out to fit in the narrow gap between the bottom of the IP and their floor. The other annoying thing is that the hatch on the side of the rear fuselage stand quite proud of the surface.
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:25 AM

I got one for $25 at meet some years ago.

The shallow cockpit and short elevators are

the only 'noticeable' issues I know of so far.

 

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Have a few more pix of floor if interested. 

Go for it Gaz :popcorn:


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:31 AM

Hi Gazzas,

 

I had the great pleasure of seeing this bird in person and took some pretty decent walkaround pictures of the airplane.  I would be happy to provide you with copies if you would like them.  Just shoot me an email at cwveich@cwvmodels.com and I will reply with the pictures attached.  Fantastic subject by the way and I will look forward to your build.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:50 AM

Did anyone ever make aftermarket elevators that fit this kit? and where exactly do they fall short?

 

Thanks for any input,

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:12 AM

Did anyone ever make aftermarket elevators that fit this kit? and where exactly do they fall short?

 

Thanks for any input,

 

Tnarg

Yes, but I think it was CE? If it was, it is long OOP. Master Details offers tailplanes for the D to N models, but I don't know how close they are to the B/C tailplanes, and they are designed for the Hasegawa kit.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:30 AM

Yes, but I think it was CE? If it was, it is long OOP. Master Details offers tailplanes for the D to N models, but I don't know how close they are to the B/C tailplanes, and they are designed for the Hasegawa kit.

Well.....https://www.ebay.com...1QAAOSw2FxZ1DB8


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:48 AM

From Tom Cleavers review :

 

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Different scales but it gives you an idea.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:48 AM

Cockpit, but not elevators...


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:55 AM

Oops my bad


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:29 AM

From Tom Cleavers review :

 

cleaver32p40ba.jpg

 

Different scales but it gives you an idea.

 

Which ones are right?  When I look at the photo below, the cord of the elevators looks closer to Trumpy than Monogram:

 

a-beautiful-example-of-a-curtiss-wright-

 

Criminy that's a nice picture!

 

I digress.  The Lonestar pit is certainly a lot more inexpensive than the Cutting Edge pit.

 

Thanks for the great feedback guys.

 

Gaz


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