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#31 Clunkmeister

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:14 AM

Here's an odd little issue. The locator pin, in this spot only, is off by about 1/8". No biggie though, the tail inserts fit perfectly and once I trimmed off the pin.
The other side was perfect, so possibly an arithmetic error in China? No matter. It fits perfect without the pins too!
I don't remember that issue with the B.
Notice the trimmed off ejector stalactite. They're still present, but nowhere near as obnoxious as the were on earlier stuff.
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Edited by Clunkmeister, 25 August 2017 - 04:31 AM.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:16 AM

Fit is perfect in every way.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:35 AM

Seat frames are 4 pieces each, plus cushions and seatbelts.
I thinned the sides some to get the thickness closer to scale.
The notch on the front gets filled, the cushions cover the pin marks.

Panels look awesome.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:49 AM

Once the kit is available in my part of the world I'll get me one, that's for sure -

and it's ALL your fault :)

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:10 AM

I've asked family for this for Christmas. I'm counting on learning what's up by watching the T-28 guru at work here. The only question that remains is what color scheme? Looking great Ernie.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:17 PM

Looking good Ernie. It's going to look good in trainer yellow. 

 

I just finished the KH Texan last night. I am hoping when I get to the T-28 that it is much better. :) 

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

If you've built the Texan, you'll find the T-28 to be a breeze.  The Texan's decent, this is just plain fun.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:36 PM

The Texan was frustrating in that it really wanted to be a good kit and it had the bones for it but it just leveled out as just ok. Good to know for the T-28 kit. I inadvertently have a North American Aviation thing going in 1/32 right now so the more nice kits of NA types the better.

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:43 PM

Ernie,

  Glad to see that you're making steady progress on the T-28C. 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

The yellow scheme is super cool, almost makes me want to build one.

 

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:59 AM

Here's the left sidewall. The kit doesn't come with any engine controls, so I'm gonna at least give her a throttle lever to dress up the cool quadrants.

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Ok, a bit of paint smear at the bottom, but it's fixed :)

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:02 AM

Kit decals on the center, and working on th outers.

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I'd say the kit decals go on nice.
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:03 AM

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:45 AM

So far, this is 100% OOB. No changes, no modifications, nothing. Just a straight build. I'm really happy with how these go together.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:54 AM

Ok, so let's for a minute assume that those of us past the ripe old age of 14, have developed a basic skill set that has, from time to time, proven useful in modeling.
One of those skills is the rarely found attribute of "common sense".
That sense can be used to avoid obvious pitfalls before they become pitfalls. Those who lack such a sense or choose to ignore it for whatever reason, can do things to ruin their build, and/or make the build a horrible experience.
So, with that in mind, let's look at a picture:

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The picture itself is self explanatory to all but the most brain dead among us, so most of us would choose to make our build enjoyable, and quickly, as in it takes about 15 seconds to do, trim away the unfortunately placed ejector pin marks.
Failure to do so will make for a massive seam that's nigh unto impossible to fix to any degree of satisfaction.

Some, (not LSPers) would say this makes the kit "unbuildable", but in reality, it's 10-15 second fix..

My pet peeves are not these marks. My pet peeves revolve around PE seat belts. I truly detest them.

Edited by Clunkmeister, 01 September 2017 - 05:04 AM.

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