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#16 zaxos345

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 05:17 AM

Breathless work Brian!!!!!! Good luck with it also!!!

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:26 AM

Brian,

Just checking in; no pressure, just curious. How's it going with the build?

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 04:08 AM

So glad to see this kit being built on LSP.

 

I'm sure it's going to be a gorgeous project.

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 05:27 AM

Brian,

Just checking in; no pressure, just curious. How's it going with the build?

Cheers, Tom

 

Yea, what he said....


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:23 PM

Cool !

 

I just noticed how huge is the T-28. I always thought it was a tiny trainer, even if i saw one in real a couple of time in a local air show.

Or you have very small hands. :)


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:30 PM

Brian, what do you think, that the throttles in the cockpit are missing?

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:04 AM

Mine is not far from paint. So far it has been an enjoyable build. fit has been outstanding everywhere. There are some omissions here and there that require some investigation and some small additions.

 

*Nothing on the two throttle quadrants. Odd, but not a big deal to fix.

*The background color of the instrument panels and side consoles decals is just goofy.

*The control lock(s), parts B38 and B39; There should only be one in the front cockpit, and it should be Red.

The Illustrated seat belt and cushion setup is strange. A military bird would not have a back cushion and only shoulder belts and seat belt.

*The lack of color references on several parts is annoying.

   E43, the entire firewall. Some photos have it Black. Others Green.

   E13, the spacer at the back of the engine. Black

* Nose wheel well, a buildup, has the ceiling White. But no color for the rest of it. And nothing about what color to paint that part that extends into the engine  

    compartment. Probably Black.

*The installation of the weights is not clear. If you install the left one too far forward it interferes with the air scoop on the lower left cowling. It needs to be at

  least    a quarter inch back.

*The flaps are really not designed to be extended. There should be daylight all the way through the leading edge of the flaps when they are extended. Normal 

flap extension is 37.5 degrees. But if the manual flap release (that little double rectangle  on the left side under the rear canopy rail) is activated, the flaps go to 50 degree extension. That manual release is almost always pulled as it makes climbing up onto the wing easier. And that little double rectangle needs to have a couple slivers of plastic in them. It should be flush with the surrounding area. And that flap well on the trialing edge of the wing is somewhat complex.  No ribs or any indications of what is there. That's fine as they clearly did not intend for us to lower them. But would have been nice to have that option and some detail there.

*No mention anywhere that all that those pylon holes on the underside of the wing need to be filled for all but the D option.

* No illustration showing the wing walk thin Black lines on the top of the wings, nor any decal to do them. They were quite prominent.

 

All this stuff is really pretty minor really. Considering the complexity of the kit, I think some errors were bound to creep in. And the small things like the separate part for the tail hook area on what has to be a forthcoming C model is not detrimental at all.

 

As  an ex Air Force guy, I would really like to see an A model. There isn't anything in this kit that makes that not doable. It would only take a whole new front end!!!

 


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:38 AM

@NFiler

 

I understand, that some additions are minor fixes.

 

But, I am still fooling around with the cockpit. And the parts B9, B19, B10 that suppose to belong behind the frontseat....I don´t find any reference that it should be there. Also the cover for the back instrument panel seems to short, once you modify that area behind the front seat.

 

 

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:30 PM

Thanks for the update guys, very much needed.   Sorry I have not been on this one, but after sending Glen the OS2U, I have had a run of working some after hours stuff at work, and getting some Jeep parts in that I had to take advantage of some warmer weather.

 

 

Again, its Ive just been lacking bench time lately for sure.    This one of mine will have to be 100% OOB for Glens demonstrator, but I will be tackling the more obvious stuff, like possibly extending the short rear IP hood (which I also noticed) as we as control locks for the front pit only, and one of the more main ones for me personally; filling those @#$%ing pylon holes!

 

Im not sure what the thinking here was, as the OS2U had you punch those holes out yourself, with NO mention of it in the instructions, but  the T-28 has GLARINGLY large holes for all the pylons weather you want the weapons on or not.   Kind of a strange oversight on KHMs part, but as was pointed out, nothing that big really, but still wish it didnt have to be done.

 

 

Im hopefully going to be picking this one back up this week and should be ready to start painting!
 

Cheers,


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:44 PM

Brian,

Thanks, all very understandable!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:48 PM

Mine is not far from paint. So far it has been an enjoyable build. fit has been outstanding everywhere. There are some omissions here and there that require some investigation and some small...
 
All this stuff is really pretty minor really. Considering the complexity of the kit, I think some errors were bound to creep in. And the small things like the separate part for the tail hook area on what has to be a forthcoming C model is not detrimental at all.
 
As  an ex Air Force guy, I would really like to see an A model. There isn't anything in this kit that makes that not doable. It would only take a whole new front end!!!


Thank you very much for putting thIs together!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 09:01 PM

Sorry about no replies lately, but with Spring here and a new Jeep addition, bench time is tough! :lol:

 

I did get back to it, and started filling some holes, and prepped, then sprayed some YZC on the cockpit parts. I found that using a punch and die set and some thin plastic sheet, got me to the perfect little circles I needed, then just a case of adding a very small dollap of MS 1500 was all that was needed after that, as the punched out circles were pretty spot on level:

 

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I also got the pit glued together in sections so I could put down the YZC:

 

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This was  a bit out of sequence with what the instructions have you do, but I wanted the bracing to get painted when the floor did. I did get the MS 1500 on the wing pylon plugs, as well as getting a layer of YZC down, but didnt get any pics of that, as it was already prepped and drying when I snapped these, and I figured most all knew what drying paint looks like.   :lol:

 

Next up, is a layer of AK chipping fluid, followed by some DGG then on to some mild weathering then hopefully will attempt to put on the console and IP decals.

 

Cheers to all! V

 

 

 


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:18 PM

Looking good so far Brian! That punch and die set works a treat. I use it for filling sink marks as well.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

Looking good so far Brian! That punch and die set works a treat. I use it for filling sink marks as well.

Cheers, Tom


Thanks Tom! It worked quite well indeed. I'm a bit behind Clunk and some others, but I'm now back making some progress.....


I got the AK chipping fluid on, then a layer of DGG in acrylic, then painted the seat cushions in olive green and buff for the pilots cushion then gave a shot of flat black to the IP hoods.

Pics soon!
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 06:15 PM

Looks good Brian. I will wait for a few more after market items such as a Eduard instrument panel, etc to show up before I start on mine. Also, by then you will likely be finished with your build so I'll know where all the "warts" are! :)


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