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#1 Zero77

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:40 PM

Hi !

 

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My last finished build. Like most of my last models, it has been started for a while, but was put aside to build something else.

So it's the Special Hobby P-36A Pearl Harbor defender kit, built OOB. I just corrected the gunsight, buidling from scratch a new correct gunsight + reflector, thanks to Waroff's informations. Same for the windscreen rods.

The painting was done with Alclad gloss black base thouroughly polished and then some AK interactive mixes, mostly based on polished aluminium. The decal set is from Yellow Wings, very nice set, but the decal quality (Microscale) was really not impressive. Nothing comparable with Microscale Cartograf (sorry for the typo !), Fantasy Print Shop or the Special Hobby printer (dont know who it is, but they are always very good !).

The colors on the engine cowling were painted as i was sure try to apply the decals here would have ended as a drama. It's the Group commanders aircraft, so it wears the colors of the 3 pursuit squadrons of 20th PG.

Nothing special to say about this build. It's not very easy as there are a lot of fit issues, especially as the fuselage is designed for 2 different engines, with different front parts, and it's a bit tricky to make all of this fitting correctly. But nothing impossible with a bit of CA, putty and sanding paper.

 

Here is a link to the WIP thread, if interested : http://forum.largesc...opic=57403?st=0

 

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Edited by Zero77, 25 January 2016 - 09:14 AM.

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:41 PM

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:42 PM

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:45 PM

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And the traditional pictures of her joining her new home with her friends. :) I found the P-36 pretty big when i was building the kit, but aside the P-47 she looks tiny !

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:48 PM

2 period pictures of the 20th Pursuit Group :

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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:00 PM

Hi 

 

joliiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!!!!!!! your NM finish is topnotch despite sanding sessions , I have already built this kit , and one say that fits are sometime a pity , your build is flawless , well done !!!!!!!

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:01 PM

My MY OH MY!!! Beautiful....Harv
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:37 PM

Outstanding build and NMF

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Mighty pretty P-36 model! Nicely done. :)


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:59 PM

Brilliant, Nic. Flawless NMF and a really good looking model.

Jim
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:04 PM

Magnfique ce P-36, Ncolas !

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:13 AM

What a fantastic model, Nicolas! It really does look amazing, and your hard work has definitely paid off. May I publish it on the website?

 

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 05:00 AM

This is just..... :wow:

 

 

Having built this kit, I know about the challenges, as well as some of the issues that you had to face. But, to see one in NMF, that looks this good, is moving. Impeccable construction, finish and detail work. Also, the natural, outdoor lighting really helps show off the finish in those photos. Great job, all around!

 

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 05:48 AM

A nice addition to the collection! Good work!


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:21 PM

Thanks a lot for the kind words !

 

Sometimes i was a bit hopeless with this one, but it was quite a pleasant build despite of all. Waroff was of great help with the huge amount of informations he posted during my build, allowing me to correct my mistakes little by little.

I still have a lot of P-36 in the stash and i dont even fear to buy another USAAC P-36A. Now that i know the kit better, i hope it would be easier and faster next time.


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Finished : F-16C Barak, F-4J VMF333, Czech Mig-19PM, Bell X-1, Russian Su-25 in Chechnya, Ta152H-1, Czech Avia S.199, Heinkel He162, Swiss AF Bf109G-6, Regia Aeronautica Bf109G-6, P-47D "Slick Chick", RFC Sopwith Pup, A5M2 Claude, Schneider Cup 1926 Macchi M.39, German F-104G JaboG34, Curtiss P-6E, Curtiss P-36A USAAC, Piper SuperCub floatplane (PA-18-150), Russian built Nieuport 11, Albatros D.Va Seefrontstaffel 1, Bf109G-12 (two-seater trainer), Texas ANG F-86D,  Post-war Hawker Tempest Mk.V

 




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