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Trumpeter 1/32 RNZAF A-4K "Kahu Upgrade"

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Lol, I knew what you ment! Easy done with all the Corsair builds going on here...

 

Ok so here is an update on the avionics bay.

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Looking at the pics now, I think maybe I should have made that channel section thinner....oh well. Avionics boxes to do now all the structure is made, you may have noticed I ripped out the cast cabling and replaced it with a slightly different loom.

 

Probably what you cant see with my crappy photo's is the mix of 2 different greens. Something like a US Interior green and this unusual green the Kiwi's painted on the new or refurbed structure.

 

Cheers

Anthony

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Oh, nice one! Lucky you

 

I am waiting for a test print to come through, we had to break the panel into a couple of parts.

 

Love that overall green scheme the more I look at it.

 

Cheers

Anthony

 

P.S.......yes it is inspiring me LOL

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Like this....

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Yes, I am with you on that. Overall green, quite weathered with paint touch ups and oil staining I think would look pretty interesting

 

Bit like this

10603394_613647078732539_122871612140414There is no photo on my end. At least for the one to my left here.

 

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I was looking at my dusty pile of A4 bits on my shelf of doom the other day and I thought I wasn’t happy with Trumpeters ejection seat. Anyone have a link to the best after market resin one for a Kahu build?

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Hey Anthony if you decide to go all over green would you consider selling your lizard decals if you won’t  be needing them in the future?

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I was looking at my dusty pile of A4 bits on my shelf of doom the other day and I thought I wasn't happy with Trumpeters ejection seat. Anyone have a link to the best after market resin one for a Kahu build?

I have been modifying the Aires/Quickboost one to the 1-G3 (I think from memory. Mostly the headbox needs modifying. I have experimented with filling the back with clear resin and then masking off the windows and spraying the black. First attempt was a fail, but I have a better idea of going about it. I will advise when I get back to it.

 

Could be interested indeed. Although I had the thought of grafting a Hasegawa T-Bird nose onto the Trumpy kit and doing in Lizard scheme. Having said that I doubt I will have the mental energy to make another Kiwi Skyhawk...LOL

 

Will keep in touch about it. You have first option

 

Cheers

Anthony

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Thanks..I have a set of Ventura ones which look nice but I haven’t tried laser printed ones before and I hear they’re a bit fraught

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Did you see GDWs canopy build Anthony? Are you planning to do yours open? I’m wondering how to tackle it because it needs a stiffener of some sort but I don’t want it to be visible and I don’t think the Kahu has that bulkhead behind the bang seat

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2 hours ago, hamfists nz said:

Did you see GDWs canopy build Anthony? Are you planning to do yours open? I’m wondering how to tackle it because it needs a stiffener of some sort but I don’t want it to be visible and I don’t think the Kahu has that bulkhead behind the bang seat

Yes mate I did

No the Kiwi ones are different at the back of the canopy and don't have that rear bulkhead.  I like his fix for a strong attach but haven't looked too deeply into it for us with the K's we are doing.  I have a bunch of photo's for when the time comes.  I will throw my ideas out there when I get ready do work on the kit again, and please let me know if you have any ideas.

 

Cheers

Anthony

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