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Attaching Trumpy wings to Hasegawa Hellcat

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DougN was the guy on LSP that did it a while back. 

 

The 'why' has to do with Hasegawa's wings looking like they're made of plywood sheets with irrigation ditches between them, and the Trumpeter fuselage looking like a clown's balloon toy sporting a 1/24 scale canopy. 

 

HTH?

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7 minutes ago, iang said:

The Britmodeller Hellcat is mine. Mating the Trumpeter wings to the Hasegawa fuselage is not too difficult.

 

Coooool!  Any hints/tips on the best way to accomplish that?   WIP pics maybe?

 

TIA!

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14 hours ago, D Bellis said:

 

The 'why' has to do with Hasegawa's wings looking like they're made of plywood sheets with irrigation ditches between them, and the Trumpeter fuselage looking like a clown's balloon toy sporting a 1/24 scale canopy. 

The Trumpy fuse looks like the pilot closed the canopy and had a massive fart. Check out my own stalled build from years ago and see how I dealt with the wings. Were I to do it over, I'd do the hybrid approach too.

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16 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

 

Coooool!  Any hints/tips on the best way to accomplish that?   WIP pics maybe?

 

TIA!

Most of the photos in the Britmodeller  WIP thread have been deleted. I have them somewhere on my external hard drive. I'll try and find them and upload a few, though it might take a day or two.

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15 hours ago, Kagemusha said:

Is it also true that it only works if you intend to make an FAA aircraft? 

No. The FAA modifications to the standard USN Hellcat were in the cockpit (radio, seatbelts, gun sight etc.).

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On 1/14/2020 at 1:24 AM, BiggTim said:

Honestly,  I just gave up and built the Hasegawa kit. Lot of re-scribing on the wings, but I still think it was less work than a wing swap. Good luck to you!

My view exactly as I wade through the build. Filling, rescribing and riveting the wings does not take that long - 2 hours max. You will damage a lot of surface detail fitting the Trumpy wings 

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20 minutes ago, iang said:

No. The FAA modifications to the standard USN Hellcat were in the cockpit (radio, seatbelts, gun sight etc.).

Did they change the gunsight - I know on RAF P-47s the US type was kept. 
 

are there any good photo references on the radio changes?

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5 hours ago, LSP_Ray said:

After perusing the kit, I think the best way to get an accurate Hellcat is to buy the Airfix 1/24th scale kit!

 I will respectfully disagree..I believe we can make something out of the Hasegawa kit with a few mods.I did think about the Airfix but not really my scale and don't have the display room in the case.As nice as it obviously is, also there's the issue with having spent a ton, over time, on goodies to accentuate the Has.kit.

Will post some progress pics once the engineering challenges are dealt with.

cheers.Bill.

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6 hours ago, williamj said:

            Will post some progress pics once the engineering challenges are dealt with.

 

 

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