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#1 Shaka HI

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:00 AM

Aiight! Since John's OK with me raining over his parade...I've decided to try and make it a 3 for 3 Group Build completion. With the Holidays coming up (cause I will WORK more) and 2 other builds on the bench -- this won't be quick.

 

Unlike other builds, this will have have no weathering and will be as precise, clean and flawless as I can build it. I ordered some decals, but can't recall what markings interested me, but I think it's the same set as John's.

 

Let's do it!

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:17 AM

Shaka, very much looking forward to this. .....Harv :popcorn:

 

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#3 Shaka HI

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:46 AM

Thanks Harv! This build's for you. And those pict will come in handy.

 

Dunked the items into soapy water, rinsed, pat/air dry and started assembling the cockpit. Such a simple kit -- it might go quicker than expected, but the I'm not looking forward to the rigging...I thought about using the pilot figure but my sample looked more like a blob, than a human!

 

 

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:49 AM

Simple is right ! I have one buried somewhere also so build on......Harv :popcorn:  


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#5 Shaka HI

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 06:20 AM

A little more work after a work out, shower and some dinner (Sous Vide Steak/Asparagus/Mushroom/Mash potatoes)...

 

Wings/Stabilizers are not glued to the Fuselage. Fit is excellent. What a cute aircraft. It's portly and dimensionally small compared to a P-40/BF-109, but it's "portly". I love the look of this aircraft!

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:08 PM

cool Shaka!


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:19 PM

Cool ! Almost makes me want to start a "Part Trois" Peashooter ;) !

Although I will probably go for another one after my Nieuport is finished. I may recycle my Gulfhawk (started in another GB :( ) or go for another vac-form : "Spirit of Africa" anyone ?

Hubert


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:17 PM

Shaka

What a great choice and I'm looking forward to following every step of the way.

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:17 PM

always wanted to build one of these, such a classic shape


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:20 PM

Hi Shaka - great to see you jumping in with your P-26!   :thumbsup:  Can't wait to watch you work your magic on this one. Your box art and decals are the same as my kit, but that two-colored plastic looks pretty wild! They must have had a serious change of attitude when they popped that edition. Looking forward to seeing which scheme you have chosen - I'm doing the 19th Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group flying out of Wheeler Field, Hawaii. 

 

Cheers!

 

John.


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#11 Shaka HI

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 03:53 AM

Thanks all..I just assembled most of the components and I'm searching the Internet for more photos of the cockpit and I can't find anything -- specifically the seat/seat belts. If you got a site that I might've missed, please share.

 

(Edit: Any suggestion to duplicate that flat wire rigging?)


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#12 Shaka HI

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:48 AM

This is pretty cool..I'll just make up the seat belts and use this site for coloring information.

 

http://www.nmusafvir...6A Cockpit.html

 

http://www.nationalm...eing-p-26a.aspx


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:50 AM

For flat wire rigging, there is a US company that does some flat fishing monofilament. Not sure the size is small enough (but maybe for their smaller gauges) for a flying wire, but worth a Google search. Last one I saw (but I have not ordered it as it seemed complicated for a French resident - and then I forgot their name ;) ) was a bright orange dayglo colour :)

 

Hubert

 

PS: For the cockpit, I can scan some pics of the ref books I have on the Peashooter if you have not found what you wanted with the links above.


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#14 Shaka HI

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Hubert, I'll Google more for those fishing lines. I do see that RB Productions have a flat PE rigging and that's another option. What's the reference book? I don't mind just purchasing a copy. Thanks!


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:43 PM

The problem with flat PE rigging is that it is very sensitive to temperature changes, and will sag with any increase of ambient temp (assuming you can tension it enough to be straight in the first place). Paul Fisher supplies some flat PE wire for his PT-20, but advises, with his own hindsight, of not using them. I used round 0.3 mm monofilament (tensioned with a hot cocktail stick) on my ST-M kit. Not totally accurate, but in fairness acceptable.

 

The solution if you want to use the PE wires may be to have some hidden (like INSIDE the wing or the fuselage) tensioning spring or elastic to which they are attached. Complex mechanics, but not impossible ...

 

As for the books, I have a few, but would recommend the Aerofax Minigraph #8 if you want to have only one.

 

Hubert


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