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The surgical skills of a neurosurgeon ... looks good Jeroen and the fact that you're adding skids has made me a very happy boy.

Yes Grant. Skids. But I won't use ant Skid markings :)

Here's some resin in the pit:

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It looks comical at this stage with such a short fuselage.

Cees

I sure does! Like it flew out of a cartoon  ;)

Felt like spraying the pit but noticed I hadn't glued any PE in there yet. So quickly did that and started painting the IP.

Full speed ahead!

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Damn it! Such nice work, and so quickly. I'm digging my Komet out tonight........

 

So ... you two are having a .... what's it called??? ermmm .... a "Wood Off" ???  :D  :stirthepot:

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Off to a great and speed start Jeroen!  Keep that momentum going for when you have to stick the wings and fuselage together ;)

 

Oh, one other thing, it seems that according to the data I could find, the wings are approximately 1.25 inches (actual, not scale) too long, so you might want to check that too  :unsure:  Of course, I built mine without any correction and it looks fine in my display case :)

 

Doug

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oh boy, this another one of those treads that makes me want to start building something immediately :) 

<--- getting popcorn and seating on the first row to watch with the action ;)

 

Good luck,

Sasho

Hi Sasho,

No one is stopping you, go for it.

Cheers

Cees

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Thnx guys!

As a matter of fact this little bugger is fighting me somewhat.

 

The Contact Resine pit is a nice addition but puzzling.

In the Hyperscale review i found, there were PE doors. Well... not in mine!

No problem. I'll scratch them.

The quality of the resin is not amazing. Especially when you compare it to the Vector bits.

 

I started work on the engine. 

It's a licensed russian built Wright R-1280, called the Shvetsov M-25.

You can get the engine alone OR the total engine / gunbay. I got both and I'm picking the nicest cast parts from both set.

That explains the two colours of resin.

Oh! And the instructions look like they were drawn by a monkey.

 

Mounting all the bases for the pushrods was done when just awake. The brain is not fully booted yet which is great for boring repetitive work.

 

Cheers!

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Off to a great and speed start Jeroen!  Keep that momentum going for when you have to stick the wings and fuselage together ;)

 

Oh, one other thing, it seems that according to the data I could find, the wings are approximately 1.25 inches (actual, not scale) too long, so you might want to check that too  :unsure:  Of course, I built mine without any correction and it looks fine in my display case :)

 

Doug

Hi Doug,

Thnx!

I did some checking and found a review of this kit. Here the kit was put over scale drawings and seemed to check out.

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1.25 inches translates to almost 1mm in 1/32. This should be easy to fix!

Cheers,

Jeroen

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Actually, the kit might not be off in wingspan, as I've did more checking since it seems to match the plans, and have found varying lengths cited for the wingspan, the most common of which is 29' (other include the aforementioned 26', and 29'6").  At 29 feet, the wingspan scales out to 11.07", which seems to be very close to the kit measurement.

 

Doug


 

 

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