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So,... any interest in a mojo restoring, quick little fun build?

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  Folks, I’m deep in the middle of a major 10 engine bomber build which I jumped into literally a week after finishing a major Lancaster conversion project.  Plus I’ve got two other major resin projects on the way as well: a Sea Fury racer and an F7U, plus a Fisher Guppy I’m finishing. So I’m thinking of something to just get the juices flowing again. 

So, who wants to join me in building a Hasegawa kit OOB?  I’m going to grab a bubbletop Jug, add seatbelts, decals, and spend a month or so making it look awesome.  I’m not looking to build the next Nats winner, just regain my slipping mojo.

I’m not talking about a big, long formal group build, but instead, a quick little lick ‘em and stick ‘em together then paint em’ up kind of thing.  Say 30-45 days max, armor or A/C, informal fun build.

I’m going to do this along with my big bomber build.  There’s only so much sanding, fitting, and cutting a guy can do without taking a break every now and then...

Thoughts?  

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Lots of great building, super accurate Hasegawa kits.  Many good Japanese 109s, 190s, P-40s, P-47, and Ju-87, just to name a few...

looking now at Barracuda and Eagle decals...

 

 

Looking through my Barracuda and Eagle decals now....   hmmmmmmmm

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My only drawback is with our weather. No ab for a month or two.....harv

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I'll look to see if I have any Hasegawa left. I think the only one I have is a P40E.

At the moment, I'm hammering out a 1:72 B-17 for a friend who's Grandfather was a waist gunner. 42-102506

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21 minutes ago, 1to1scale said:

How about a started Hasegawa kit?

I can't see why not? Ernie did say informal.

I could be in with something. I have a couple kits that could fit the bill.

 

Carl

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Personally, I’m just thinking of a quick P-47 to scratch my itch. Not really sure of anything, but I spent all afternoon looking at Hasegawa bubbles and Trumpeter razors.  Then went tearing the place up to see what I have in the line of decals.

I have Kansas Tornado ll for the razor, and thought I had Big Ass Bird for the bubble.  Hmmm.  I look at the razor, and if you leave out all the silly interior stupidity, it should build up easily enough.

Just for kicks, I masked off and slathered on the putty over the sink marks on the Hase bubble’s wing.  Yay.

The shape differences on the fuselage are marked. The forward fuselages compared between the two don’t even look like they’re from the same type of aircraft. The Trumpeter looks deep bellied...

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If I was able to tear myself away from the current project, I’d jump into this- great idea Ern.  I’m planning something similar once the current one is finally finished... maybe a Trumpy Mig29 without adding anything beyond color etch in the cockpit 

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Great idea Ernie, my Tiger has almost stalled just need maybe 4 hours to finish but just not happening, then I cut it off the bench last night and ended upside down on the floor. No real damage but add an hour or two.........unfortunately no Hasegawa in stock........I’ll have a look around......

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11 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

looking now at Barracuda and Eagle decals...

That's the true OOB spirit :D, Ernie. I like the Idea generally, but thirty days…. What about aftermarket because the only Hasegawa 1/32 I own is actually, a P-40 from Eduard and supplied with some goodies. The only other one I have and would prefer as being part of the fast and easy crowd would be 1/48, a Japanese F1M2.

Cheers Rob

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8 minutes ago, DocRob said:

That's the true OOB spirit :D, Ernie. I like the Idea generally, but thirty days…. What about aftermarket because the only Hasegawa 1/32 I own is actually, a P-40 from Eduard and supplied with some goodies. The only other one I have and would prefer as being part of the fast and easy crowd would be 1/48, a Japanese F1M2.

Cheers Rob

Ha!!  Yep, I know. My eyes are swimming in my head these days as I’ve spent the last two weeks placing individual instrument decals on the B-36 engineer panel and on the various radios, etc.  you know how it’s; you sit at the bench for a month and don’t see one inch of progress. 

I feel that if I don’t take a few days break from it, it’s die a slow death. I certainly don’t want that.  Last year, Glen hit me with an F-5 build. I didn't know it at the time, but it was a timely break from tedium.  I’m starting to think the same all over.

I thought about a SOD project, but most of them are resin kits:  a P.11C, a P-63 racer conversion, and an S.199 conversion.  The S-199 MIGHT be a candidate, just not sure right now. It could be fairly quick to finish, but it certainly isn’t OOB.

As for AM, Hasegawa always seem to lack seatbelts, and more often than not, the decals truly suck. I guess you could stick the pilot figure in there, but I’ve never been a big fan of Hasegawa figures either. 

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56 minutes ago, seiran01 said:

If I was able to tear myself away from the current project, I’d jump into this- great idea Ern.  I’m planning something similar once the current one is finally finished... maybe a Trumpy Mig29 without adding anything beyond color etch in the cockpit 

….but man, Mike, does that Cold War Studios cockpit look nice!

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5 minutes ago, smitty44 said:

….but man, Mike, does that Cold War Studios cockpit look nice!

Oh? Was not aware of that, never even heard of the company so I’ll go look them up.
Going to have a friend design me paint masks for the Strizhi aircraft, it’s the 9-13 (Fulcrum C) I’ll do. 

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12 minutes ago, seiran01 said:

Oh? Was not aware of that, never even heard of the company so I’ll go look them up.
Going to have a friend design me paint masks for the Strizhi aircraft, it’s the 9-13 (Fulcrum C) I’ll do. 

Well the one out already is an A cockpit. Think I heard C was on the way. This may well be the best AM cockpit I have ever seen.  http://www.coldwarstudio.com/MiG-29A Cockpit in 1/32 scale for Trumpeter product/

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2 hours ago, smitty44 said:

Well the one out already is an A cockpit. Think I heard C was on the way. This may well be the best AM cockpit I have ever seen.  http://www.coldwarstudio.com/MiG-29A Cockpit in 1/32 scale for Trumpeter product/

Smitty, that’s one gorgeous pit, have you built on yet? Might even be tempted to build a Mug........

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Is the C cockpit any different from the A? No one makes anything for the C that I can find.

sorry back on topic... Hasegawa. Love that thunderbolt kit!

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37 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

Smitty, that’s one gorgeous pit, have you built on yet? Might even be tempted to build a Mug........

Not yet. Gonna build a Polish A. Have the Zacto radome and exhausts as well. Let this be a good study on how can take a simple thing and and blow it all to smithereens in the blink of an eye.

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33 minutes ago, seiran01 said:

Is the C cockpit any different from the A? No one makes anything for the C that I can find.

sorry back on topic... Hasegawa. Love that thunderbolt kit!

From what I see so far differences are mostly in the airframe, spine is larger for more fuel for example. Love Hasegawa!

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The Mug-29 is one seriously gorgeous airframe.  And with it having been flown by many of our allies, everyone is certain to find some cool and well documented schemes. 

The P-47 certainly is one of those kits that is seriously underrepresented in the build category. 

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I’m all in for this, guys. I’m thinking a P-47D bubbletop Big Ass Bird. 

All this talk of P-47s (thanks Harv), has me looking closer at the Trumpy Razorback.  Ok, if you ditch all the ducting and all the e gone behind the cylinders, you have an almost Hasegawa simple build as well.   It’s an almost stupidly simple build as well, just make sure you shim the gun doors to close them flush, and form a tailwheel strut out of music wire. (The plastic one sags and folds flat after a year).   The correct prop can be swiped from the Hasegawa kit because it won’t be used. And NMF as well, of course. Kansas Tornado, anyone? 

OK, the Poet’s build has me salivating...

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Well, I’d say start in a couple or three weeks and give myself 6 weeks. Anyone who wants to join in, feel free. 

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Ooh good timing. I may not be ready at the start but even if I come in with 3 weeks left I may be able to knock out an OOB in time :)

challenge accepted!

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