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EmperorKai last won the day on July 12 2015

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  1. Hey there Maru- It's still sitting next to the work bench along with the Skyray. Have been quite busy with work and life in general, so haven't had much of a chance to build for quite awhile. One of the projects I've been picking at is a general re-organization of the man-cave, but once that is squared away, there should be plenty of motivation to get back to some bench time. Thanks for checking in on this Kai
  2. GLAAR! First- Awesome name! Second- Awesome post! I appreciate the input and it has given me a bit to consider in regards to the single piece windscreen. It's been a while since I've had a chance to sit down at the bench much less get back to this one, so this is still sitting off to the side patiently waiting... Hope things slow down enough to get back to some modeling soon Thanks again and for looking in on my build! Kai
  3. A few others in 1/32: Doyusha K5Y2 Willow (Type 93 Akatombo) Revell PA-18-150 Piper Super Cub Floatplane HPH Supermarine Walrus Kai
  4. In the middle of a build of a Fisher kit myself (F4D) and have the other kits as well. The instructions do require extra attention, and there are some tricky spots. In regards to the instrument panel, I understand the skepticism, however they actually turn out pretty decent with the photocopied dials. Kai
  5. Thanks guys! Thanks for keeping me going. As usual, I've been plugging away at it a little at a time and have some updated pics. Have more to show actually, but I'll start with these for now. To backtrack just a bit, the intakes are tricky to mask along the interior edge, and are much easier if done BEFORE gluing them into place. Paul's instructions point this out and it is good advice. A pic before the forward fuselage is joined to give an idea of the join lines. A last look at the compressor face. Once the intakes are in place, only a small part of this will be visi
  6. Hi WROBO- I ended up mounting the coaming UNDER the kit dash area instead of even with (or on top). The instructions are confusing and at first I did it the same way you have it. After discovering it would be too tall, I had to fill in the areas I had cut with sheet plastic and then mounted the Verlinden piece as seen here in this pic. Note that my build (link to it is in my signature) is a 2 seat A-10B with the F-15 HUD. I would estimate the height of the HUD assemblies are the same either way though. Hope this helps! Kai
  7. Waroff- I just had a chance to catch up on this thread. You have done a beautiful job! If it is not too late, I would love to have the opportunity to have and build this kit- can you please add me to your list? Kai
  8. Hey WROBO- Following along with your build- looks great! Just a friendly heads up- You might want to check the fit of your dash though with the windscreen in place. When you do your check, be sure to accommodate for the HUD glass as it will stick up higher. I used the same dash on mine and found that it sits pretty high and can interfere with the windscreen, especially if you use the Squadron replacement. Looking forward to more! Kai
  9. Tough kit, but you've done a beautiful job! Lover the Flipper scheme Kai
  10. hmm. "Paleface"? Did find the following: 440621 SMITH, THOMAS O P-40N 43-22863 SHWANGLIU, CHINA http://www.accident-report.com/world/asia/china.html 440621 P-40N 43-22863 60FS 33FG 14 LAC 3 Smith, Thomas O CHI Shwangliu landing accident 3 http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Jun1944O.htm 21 Jun 44 43-22863 Curtiss P-40N-20-CU Warhawk Smith, Thomas O 60FS 33FG 14AF Damaged landing, Shwangliu, China http://raf-112-squadron.org/33rdfghonor_roll.html Also found this while searching- in regards to "Lulu Belle", thought it was interesting. Looks like a
  11. Outstanding guys- I didn't know about the asynchronous gun pack installation. And the added info regarding the 75mm gun makes sense. Perhaps the silver handle serves in part to satisfy demilitarization requirements? Regardless, it doesn't look like it originally belongs there. Kai
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