Jump to content
Shaka HI

1/32 Hasegawa P-26A Peashooter Part Deux...

Recommended Posts

Aiight! Since John's OK with me raining over his parade...I've decided to try and make it a 3 for 3 Group Build completion. With the Holidays coming up (cause I will WORK more) and 2 other builds on the bench -- this won't be quick.

 

Unlike other builds, this will have have no weathering and will be as precise, clean and flawless as I can build it. I ordered some decals, but can't recall what markings interested me, but I think it's the same set as John's.

 

Let's do it!

 

ZE9xqB7.jpg

Edited by Shaka HI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Harv! This build's for you. And those pict will come in handy.

 

Dunked the items into soapy water, rinsed, pat/air dry and started assembling the cockpit. Such a simple kit -- it might go quicker than expected, but the I'm not looking forward to the rigging...I thought about using the pilot figure but my sample looked more like a blob, than a human!

 

 

 

fTqU1Yd.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little more work after a work out, shower and some dinner (Sous Vide Steak/Asparagus/Mushroom/Mash potatoes)...

 

Wings/Stabilizers are not glued to the Fuselage. Fit is excellent. What a cute aircraft. It's portly and dimensionally small compared to a P-40/BF-109, but it's "portly". I love the look of this aircraft!

 

2pPLE5v.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool ! Almost makes me want to start a "Part Trois" Peashooter ;) !

Although I will probably go for another one after my Nieuport is finished. I may recycle my Gulfhawk (started in another GB :( ) or go for another vac-form : "Spirit of Africa" anyone ?

Hubert

Edited by MostlyRacers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Shaka - great to see you jumping in with your P-26!   :thumbsup:  Can't wait to watch you work your magic on this one. Your box art and decals are the same as my kit, but that two-colored plastic looks pretty wild! They must have had a serious change of attitude when they popped that edition. Looking forward to seeing which scheme you have chosen - I'm doing the 19th Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group flying out of Wheeler Field, Hawaii. 

 

Cheers!

 

John.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all..I just assembled most of the components and I'm searching the Internet for more photos of the cockpit and I can't find anything -- specifically the seat/seat belts. If you got a site that I might've missed, please share.

 

(Edit: Any suggestion to duplicate that flat wire rigging?)

Edited by Shaka HI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is pretty cool..I'll just make up the seat belts and use this site for coloring information.

 

http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/media/013/P-26A%20Cockpit.html

 

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/MuseumExhibits/FactSheets/Display/tabid/509/Article/198089/boeing-p-26a.aspx

Edited by Shaka HI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For flat wire rigging, there is a US company that does some flat fishing monofilament. Not sure the size is small enough (but maybe for their smaller gauges) for a flying wire, but worth a Google search. Last one I saw (but I have not ordered it as it seemed complicated for a French resident - and then I forgot their name ;) ) was a bright orange dayglo colour :)

 

Hubert

 

PS: For the cockpit, I can scan some pics of the ref books I have on the Peashooter if you have not found what you wanted with the links above.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem with flat PE rigging is that it is very sensitive to temperature changes, and will sag with any increase of ambient temp (assuming you can tension it enough to be straight in the first place). Paul Fisher supplies some flat PE wire for his PT-20, but advises, with his own hindsight, of not using them. I used round 0.3 mm monofilament (tensioned with a hot cocktail stick) on my ST-M kit. Not totally accurate, but in fairness acceptable.

 

The solution if you want to use the PE wires may be to have some hidden (like INSIDE the wing or the fuselage) tensioning spring or elastic to which they are attached. Complex mechanics, but not impossible ...

 

As for the books, I have a few, but would recommend the Aerofax Minigraph #8 if you want to have only one.

 

Hubert

Edited by MostlyRacers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×