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Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher


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I started this one years ago. It landed on the SOD; I got discouraged. Most likely I'll be using the scheme on the box top, though I might be tempted to finish it in the USS Arizona colors.

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The instructions call for Field Green (FS34097) for the interior. My gut said it should be Interior Green (FS34151), but I went with the Field Green...

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Still some small knobs to attach to the IP:

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Some engine work has been done as well; I'll post photos when it's complete.

Still lots of work to do before I can close the fuselage. Foot rests and machine gun mount:

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Bill

Nice start on your Kingfisher and hopefully this week I'll have the P-40 finished and then on to my Monogram Kingfisher full time. According to what I've read referencing to Dana Bell, the cockpit color was Dull Dark Green / Bronze Green. I'm leaning towards Dull Dark Green.

IP looks mighty good.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice start on a very nice kit.

I love the yellow-winged schemes. But most of them had the Vought float, that was later substituted by the EDO one (although there is one pic in the Dana Bell book that shows a yellow-wing scheme with an EDO float). The BBs initially had the Kingfishers with Vought floats and Yellow wings.

I always promised myself I would design and 3D-print the Vought float ... One day perhaps ...

Hubert

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1 hour ago, Bomber_County said:

Looking good Bill, are these still available?

Thanks! The kit is not without its flaws, but not as bad as I thought long ago when I started it. Unfortunately, Kitty Hawk went belly up not too very long ago. You might be able to find one on evilbay.

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Brain fart. When I started the engine, I cemented part E58 upside down. No big deal, except that I use that feature to locate the exhausts. The result is that the exhausts don't line up properly.

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It took a few minutes to identify the issue.

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All that's left are the small crossover tubes and the engine is finished.

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I'm still trying to figure out how the front cowl ring is supposed to be mounted...

Got the canopies dipped. I tried Montex masks and didn't like them. Eduards masks have been ordered - I had to strip a couple of the pieces and re-dip.

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Waiting for some Airscale placards for the cockpit, then I can seal it up.

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