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#1 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:54 AM

Well folks, I'm just finishing up my review of the Kittyhawk Models 1/32 Texan, and thought I'd continue the process with an OOB review build, much like I did with the HK Models Meteor. I'll be building it as close to OOB as possible, and using the kit's decals. This will take somewhat longer than the Meteor, but will hopefully still serve as a useful guide to how it goes together, and how the supplied decals perform. Rather than bore you with photos of the kit's contents etc, I'll post a link to the review when it's ready, as it contains all that stuff already.

 

More soon!

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:15 AM

Nice Kev.

 

I have a to get list at SB.com and it includes a T-6 and one of Harolds prop sets when they come out. Ill be following along for sure.............

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:01 AM

Great deal very interested to see this one. I'll be getting this into the http://www.smokestackhobby.com soon from our distributor. Can't wait to see what you do with it too. 

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:04 AM

Thanks for your interest fella. Here's the link to the review so you can check out the contents, if you haven't seen them already:

 

http://www.largescal...ew.php?rid=1241

 

I might be a little while actually cutting plastic on this one, as I don't have anywhere to put the Meteor, so it's still sitting on my workbench, preventing me from starting anything else. No idea where to put it yet either!

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:08 AM

I'll be following along and hope in future that either they bring out a proper Canadian version or someone supplies an aftermarket correction set to do the RCAF version.

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:08 AM

any release date  yet?

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:17 AM

any release date  yet?

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It's out now Oliver. You can order it from PCM and Sprue Brothers, just to name two of our sponsors.

 

Kev



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:34 AM

I'll be following along and hope in future that either they bring out a proper Canadian version or someone supplies an aftermarket correction set to do the RCAF version.

 

:popcorn:

 

Vaughn

 

 

I know a lot of people have mentioned you cant do a proper Harvard from the kit...............so if most of the antenna or what-nots are there, the long exhaust is there, what are we missing, canopy parts?



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:00 AM

I know a lot of people have mentioned you cant do a proper Harvard from the kit...............so if most of the antenna or what-nots are there, the long exhaust is there, what are we missing, canopy parts?

And proper fuselage parts to put the canopy on. There were also some minor differences in the interior: instrument panel arrangement, throttle handles, British radios and the like.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:17 AM

Looking forward to this one mate  ;)


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:03 AM

And proper fuselage parts to put the canopy on. There were also some minor differences in the interior: instrument panel arrangement, throttle handles, British radios and the like.

 

Ohhhh keeeey. Like what fuselage differences?  Like whole new kit differences or like most people can live with it differences?



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Kev

Eagerly looking forward to 'inhaling' your Texan build and will be taking notes all along the way. Without question, from all the interest in the kit, there should be an avalanche of build threads coming our way. I'm extremely interested in seeing how well the Texan builds straight out of the box and what After Market additions will be needed. With all that glass and a wide open front office, I hoping Roy Sunderland does his magic and graces us with a few Barracuda cockpit upgrades as with the Mustang and Spitfire and anything else Harold has up his sleeve..

I'm buckled into my chair, a hot pot of Joe is on the stove and I ready waiting for the show to begin.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:23 PM

... or someone supplies an aftermarket correction set to do the RCAF version.

 It would be more of a conversion than a correction since the kit is a Texan.  It would involve cutting into the upper fuselage at the end of the main canopy to add a section with the proper curved lower edge to a replacement rear canopy.  The long exhaust is missing the heater pipe I've seen inside with the inlets to the cockpit's cabin. 

 

Hopefully, it will look like what Ultracast did for their 1/48th scale Harvard exhaust (which is being compared to the Occidental kit's part):

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As for Harvards, there are others which can point out more details than I (such as RCAF_100).

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

I'm excited to see this one Kevin.  Hopefully the kit goes together well, this is one I'd like to pick up.

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Hey Kev, we will be on page 2 soon! Looks like you already have a lot of followers....me included!




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