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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

If you replace the entire fuselage, cockpit, wings, engine, canopy, prop, decals & tail with Tamiya's new kit, you'll be onto a winner.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

Kev,

I look forward to your magnificent work..

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:23 PM

good luck Kev!

 

I second the advice about the Aires wheel wells - an absolute nightmare to fit.  And personally I'd use the Vector engine over the Quickboost one - it's a work of art.

 

anyway go to it


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:08 PM

And personally I'd use the Vector engine over the Quickboost one - it's a work of art.

 

The Vector engine is sweet for sure. I used the quickboost in mine because you only see the front of it and it's $15.oo as opposed to $35.00 for the Vector.

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for all your responses fellas! I won't be adding to or changing any of the aftermarket already described as I simply can't afford it. I'm fully aware of the difficulties involved with the Aires wheel bays, but using them is part of the 'challenge'. I made a CMK wheel bay set designed for the Tamiya Zero fit into the old Revell kit by chopping it up and scratch-building the other bits, so I'm hopeful that I can sort this one out.

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

I didn't notice a canopy in amongst all that AM..Is there something I'm missing, or is that a vac job or similar later on?

 

Hi Don,

 

The canopy is part of the Montex conversion parts, in the box labelled for a D-9 radiator cowling:

 

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I think it's hiding under the yellow label.

 

Kev


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

Kev

WOW, what a project. Looking forward to following your progress on this Great Adventure.

Keep 'em coming :popcorn: :popcorn: '


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:10 PM

Jeeze Louise Kev! You must be a glutton for punishment! LOL Can you get out of it? :unsure:

I don't know if this will help any but here's the link to my Trumpeter -1D build a while back.

http://forum.largesc...topic=26948&hl=

 

http://forum.largesc...ortDir]=&st=175


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

That turned out great John! I noticed that the build thread seemed to peter out though, which is a shame.

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

That turned out great John! I noticed that the build thread seemed to peter out though, which is a shame.

 

Kev

Yeah, I noticed that too. I thought I had posted the whole ball of wax but I guess I didn't. I DO remember that I was VERY glad to be finished with the SOB. LOL


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

Here's a link to my build FWIW Kev. 

 

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http://forum.largesc...7271&hl=corsair


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:21 AM

Here's a link to my build FWIW Kev. 

 

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http://forum.largesc...7271&hl=corsair

Wow Ron. Very well done -1A! Looks great.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

Wow Ron. Very well done -1A! Looks great.

 

Yeah, thoroughly agree. Can't guarantee my build will come out as well as either of these ones.

 

Kev



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

Have fun with this one Kev, I loved backdating the Trump Kit when I did mine. a lot of work but at least you are using AM parts, let me know how the Kit works out for you. I had used the Lone Star Kit for mine next time it will be the Tamiya for me. 

But there is just something about scratch building that makes it better.

 

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Cheers Murph


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:58 AM

Thanks for the inspiration Murph! You guys have all built amazing models from this kit, so there's hope for me yet. I'm itching to get on with it now, but alas I won't be able to make a proper start for quite some time.

 

Kev






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