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#16 Kagemusha

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:12 PM

Great start, all the best.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:04 AM

Nice start. This will be worth following as I like the early G much better.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:09 AM

Very neat start Tom!

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:08 AM

Thanks for your support everyone! Today I removed the internal frame from the original window position and glued the plug in position. While it dried I made a template of the fuselage door from aluminum foil burnished to show the outline, then used this to create a new door (I have an open door policy).

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The last is a pic of the insert before I’ve added the cutouts. Next I will be forming these to a curve, then cut away the door.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:58 AM

Tom,

 

will follow your WIP with much interest, so I can start my LMM!

 

 

Cheers

 

Reimund


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:11 PM

Reimund,

Great! I hope this build will be useful. I’m certainly learning a lot!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:43 AM

Hey Tom...on the E/F model they made that door separate from the fuselage. You can probably get that sprue from ebay and not have to scratch build one. 

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:47 AM

Ron,

Good call! I hadn’t thought of this, thanks. If I botch the scratchbuild I might pursue this, but I am having lot of fun with the scratchbuild, and it might be closer to scale thickness.

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:26 AM

Mad skills, well done Uncarina!!


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:18 PM

Thanks Gerhard! I hope to get more posted today.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:23 AM

Just a brief update: finished the waist window relocation by adding, blending, and riveting the original position. I blended the interior as well, and fortunately this will be mostly hidden by the ammo bin:

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As I write this I’m forming the curve to the rear door, and then I’ll open this up as well.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:50 AM

Nice, I had the pleasure to see this plane in real life and  have a  walk through. Impressive except for the cargo bay...that plank in the middle  is thin to walk on.

Oliver


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:54 AM

Oliver,

Thanks for stopping by! I haven’t had the opportunity to go inside one but would like to for the perspective.

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:57 AM

Oliver,

Thanks for stopping by! I haven’t had the opportunity to go inside one but would like to for the perspective.

Cheers, Tom

 

They are giving rides here in Los Angeles this week. A bit pricy for me but i wouldn't mind sharing a piece of history for 30 minutes flight.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:17 AM

Nice work filling in the window. A few rivets and you'll never notice.


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