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#1 Clunkmeister

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:00 AM

In a couple weeks, I'm off to Tulsa for a weekend to unwind.
I'll take in the IPMS show there and I challenged myself try to quick build this T-28 into a presentable model in time to enter the show with it.

As is usual from me, award free modeling will rule the day here, but I hope to at least make a presentable showing.

This KHM T-28 will be finished in the standard U.S. Navy white/orange trainer scheme, and will be, as I said earlier, straight OOB.

This is three days work, about 7 hours works so far, actually. The kit has literally fallen together, with perfect alignment and fit so far.
The only gripes have been the console decals and the multi piece cowl, which was quite fiddly to get right. (There has to be a better way).


A quick shot of white Tamiya white primer to check for gaps. All looks good so far.

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:09 AM

Trojan man! Looking good! 


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:12 AM

Trojan man! Looking good!


My wife used to call me that often as well :)
Time took care of that, though...
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:14 AM

Good luck cupcake. And I'll be pulling for you!... Harv
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:25 AM

Nice Job so far Ern, don't forget you can buff out a good coat of that tamiya white and make it your base coat.. an old T shirt and  hour or so and you'll have very dense gloss white with little effort.

 

Keep up the great work holmes.

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:27 AM

Looking good, Ernie!

 

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:28 AM

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:30 AM

Looking good, Ernie!
 
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Thanks, Kev.
It's an awesome kit. Great fit, too, for the most part. Once Harold gets me some goodies, (hint) a more in depth will come.
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:33 AM

Haven't figured out how I'm gonna do mine yet....Harv
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:34 AM

Nice Job so far Ern, don't forget you can buff out a good coat of that tamiya white and make it your base coat.. an old T shirt and  hour or so and you'll have very dense gloss white with little effort.
 
Keep up the great work holmes.
    Paul


Yup, that's the idea, Brother! :)
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 04:07 AM

I apologize for the lack of build pics, but I'm really up against the wall with thus build. Time to build is extremely limited for me at times, and when I gave the time, I just get with it.

The engine on this kit is, for an OOB effort,.. Nice. The cockpit can use some AM upgrades for sure, but the full size plane has a pretty clean pit with little in the way of wiring, ETC, so there's not really much to add unless you get crazy on the seats and consoles.

Anyway, I hope you like it.
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 04:54 AM

Before I forget, one thing on this kit.
Unlike most airplanes, the T-28 is often seen with the flaps down when parked. Not always, but often,
The T-28 is a huge airplane that sits tall on it's gear. The trailing edge comes right about to my eye, so unless you are 10 ft tall, you need to have the flaps down to get in. There are steps built into the inner flaps next to the fuselage, and it was generally accepted practice to leave them down if the aircraft wasn't sticking around long.
Obviously, if the aircraft was to be moved, or stored for a bit, the flaps would be retracted to prevent damage.
In that case, the ramp rats would extend them before the crew arrived, or failing that, there is a release on the side of the fuselage to dump them down so you can mount up, although doing it yourself was considered "bad form".

The point of all this explanation is because it seems that despite having separate control surfaces all around, the kit flaps look like they were designed to be retracted.
I'll need to do some small amount of research here on this one.

All the models out there that should have retracted flaps and the kit gives us them extended, NOW, here's a plane where they comply very plausibly be down, and we get them retracted... AAAARGH!
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Posted 27 March 2016 - 06:28 AM

Awesome work Ernie. This bird looks absolutely stunning in all natural metal finish. Keep it up!

M.

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 06:40 AM

I apologize for the lack of build pics, but I'm really up against the wall with thus build. Time to build is extremely limited for me at times, and when I gave the time, I just get with it.
The engine on this kit is, for an OOB effort,.. Nice. The cockpit can use some AM upgrades for sure, but the full size plane has a pretty clean pit with little in the way of wiring, ETC, so there's not really much to add unless you get crazy on the seats and consoles.
Anyway, I hope you like it.


Didn't you miss a pic link, Ernie ?

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 12:29 PM

Hubert, yes, I never took pics of the sub assemblies, and I actually wasn't even going to take these quick pics either. (But felt guilty so I did)
I have less than 2 weeks to finish this, so little time to take build pics.
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