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#31 Ironwing

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:09 AM

Another view of the door and vent.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:19 AM

The aft vent ramp was built up with card stock to create the box. The ramp itself is aluminum. The Hasegawa kit in this area is incorrect. If you have a Dragon kit see how they did it or find some ref photos to remodel the area. The Hasegawa kit has the ramp coming straight back and intersecting with the aft fuselage. The real thing wasnt like this. The aft fuselage, in reality, extends into the ramp area (Im unsure of exactly how far). The ramp then comes down from the top of the radiator and joins with the fuselage aft section. The example here isnt perfect, but its darn close and looks as it should once all of the components are in place.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:31 AM

ramp and vent area...

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:33 AM

another view...

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:37 AM

radiator in place...

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:41 AM

Geoff me lad, we are obviously very much back in business!!! :rolleyes: .

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:11 PM

Thanks Jean, your comments are always kind. But I think once you finish your Spit, youll school everyone in model building.
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I started to post some pics on current progress and shot a few more to show all the pieces and how they go together. Things still need to be cleaned up a bit more but all the components are done.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:17 PM

Dragon gives you a rather fancy little piece of work for the vent/radiator assembly. I used half of the radiator for dimensioning and just to make life a bit easier. The brass screen is attached to the face of it. The face of the radiator also needs a few more details to be complete.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:33 PM

oblique view with front door closed...dont ya just love "operating features"? :lol:

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:36 PM

side view.

Im pleased with whats happening thus far. Although, I must admit, it was a bit of a bugger working with aluminum but the end result is worth the effort.

Hope everyone is well...

Geoff

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 01:40 PM

Geoff, that is some great work so far... I really like your attempt to merge the best of the two kits, good on ya mate!
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 04:23 PM

Geoff that's what I call an inspirational build if there ever was one.Great work on a great subject.I'll be watching this build big-time...cheers

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:43 AM

Dang!
He's back.
He's inspired me to dig out the old Mantz Racer.
Chris...

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:00 AM

Pretty amazing stuff! Way over my feeble little brain, but still inspirational.... :P

Can't wait to see what surprise is next!
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:31 PM

Even better than last time!
Way to go!
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