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#1 BradG

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 10:25 AM

This aircraft was reportedly seen at Phenian (Pyongyang) airfield around 1950 in a derelict condition. The profile is based on the memories of those who saw it. I'm not sure what colour I'll paint it, it could have been repainted or just left in it's Japanese paint with NK makings. Also much thanks to forum member Tim Carroll for supplying a surplus kit for me.

 

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There's no doubt that a lot of Japanese equipment was left in Korea after the war. Ki-84's, Ki-43's, Ki-51's and others, some even surviving years as seen below, so the idea of a Ki-43 being left derelict on an airfield is at least plausible.

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 04:32 AM

Great Choice Brad,

Looking forward to seeing your progress, don't forget to take a shot of the box and contents and post so we can see what you're working with  :)

 

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 11:20 PM

Obligatory box and contents picture.

 

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:30 AM

Brad,

 

this will be an exciting subject to follow as you  tackle this .

 

Good choice ...Look forward to a different color shceme et al..

 

Good luck.. :popcorn:


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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:47 PM

Cool!
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 05:31 PM

What a cool idea...wish I'd thought of it!  

 

Lord knows, there was a lot of ex-Japanese stuff laying around in Asia post 1945.  I think even the French used some of them in Vietnam.

 

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:06 AM

Well it's Easter and there isn't much to do, so during a binge of movie watching that included all 3 Indiana Jones movies (there are ONLY 3), Short Circuit and now The Last Starfighter, I did some modelling. I also walked 5km this morning so I'm not totally being lazy.

 

Lots of gluing and cutting so it's not all that exciting I'm afraid. I need some seat belts and to find a spinner as the kit didn't have one, but that might not be an issue as I have an idea for a little base and to model the aircraft in a rather dilapidated state, so leaving off the spinner, landing light cover and I might even drill out some instruments to show it's been cannibalized a little. Oh and flat tires.

 

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:53 AM

Hi 

 

nice and original ...a lot of works to come , but that's will worth it ....This one is not so bad , it could inspire you , if you already don't know it ...happy modeling , look forward this WIP 

Alain

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

That's pretty good Alain, I'm not sure I'll get that carried away with detail though. :)



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 12:20 PM

Hi 

 

if you look closer , the main job is in the cockpit ,(except the paint scheme)... you need the Eduard PE sheet , and some wires , I really don't think it's so "hard"  to achieve ...I understand , his paint job in this cockpit is outstanding , that's eye- catching !!!!

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 01:10 PM

Remember that the DPRKAF didn't put roundels on the upper wings (then or now).  Never seen a single photo of one with them.


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"It's all part of the show..."


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 01:35 PM

I think I'll just add some seat belts. I've become pretty lazy with cockpits, it's rare you see them on the shelf anyway.

 

I know Jennings, I already put that reminder in the chat thread. I've never seen a picture of it either and I've been actually looking for years.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

Great choice Brad - very different - and I rather like the old Hasegawa 'Oscar' - have built it a few times now and enjoyed each one!

 

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 01:45 PM

Brad

Super choice and a great subject to add a lot of flavor to our GB

Looking forward to following your progress

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:42 AM

Ok I haven't forgotten about this, I've just been lazy. Anyways, a little paint on the interior and if anyone has a good tip on how to age a canopy, yellowed/frosted etc let me know, since this is going to be a bit of a derro aircraft. The Mirage is for another thing.

 

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