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Latest Acquisitions 10 Dec 2017 19:54 #7609

sharkman wrote:
In a bit, I need to do a lot of research for this one! Someone had posted a very nice detail build of this kit on Britmodeller and IPMS Norge forum in 2011 but thanks to PB, the images are no longer available!!

Warren, get in touch with Nils (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as he has loads of photos of the surviving one near him at an aircraft museum. He is the one who built the kit at Britmodeller.

Search here for some photos, especially from recovery and restoration:
www.airliners.net/search?aircraft=37587

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h9006236.jpg


h4bc6fb7.jpg


h6bf74da.jpg


h0ff1c45.jpg



Good luck as I read it was a difficult build! Special Hobby makes one in Duke's scale (72nd).

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Latest Acquisitions 11 Dec 2017 15:02 #7610

sharkmouth wrote:
sharkman wrote:
In a bit, I need to do a lot of research for this one! Someone had posted a very nice detail build of this kit on Britmodeller and IPMS Norge forum in 2011 but thanks to PB, the images are no longer available!!

Warren, get in touch with Nils (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as he has loads of photos of the surviving one near him at an aircraft museum. He is the one who built the kit at Britmodeller.

Search here for some photos, especially from recovery and restoration:
www.airliners.net/search?aircraft=37587

hbea0d87.jpg


h9006236.jpg


h4bc6fb7.jpg


h6bf74da.jpg


h0ff1c45.jpg



Good luck as I read it was a difficult build! Special Hobby makes one in Duke's scale (72nd).

Regar

Good to know. I might have to keep my eyes peeled. Not a big priority, but still an interesting aircraft to add to the collection.


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Latest Acquisitions 11 Dec 2017 20:42 #7611

Here's the one I didn't have a pic of before when I posted my scores. I got this one on sale:




It has already been started and I'm close to finishing it.


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Latest Acquisitions 11 Dec 2017 21:57 #7612


SA Dave wrote:
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moon puppy wrote:
Don't think we've seen one of those built here so...:popcorn

Looks like a nice kit, but I have heard lots of complaints about Kitty Hawk kits so we shall see.
I have seen quite a few of those build up here in SA and they look good when build up

Have one in my stash and was hoping Terry's BIG GB would get a go ahead some time so I can build mine

It is a very nice kit if your expectations are not Tamiya in detail and engineering.


click image to see inside box photos from 2014


Click image to go to my Gallery entry of an SNJ-2



Duke Maddog wrote:
I don't build in that scale, but from those who do; I've heard that sometimes their kits are Tamiya quality and other ones are borderline short run worth of difficulty. Still, that would be cool to see built.

Of all the Texans that crossed my bench, this one ranks second.
  1. Academy 72nd fit and accuracy for the scale are very good (actually a copy of Heller's with improvements.
  2. Kitty Hawk 32nd fit is good and details a bit clunky but a good base for detailing.
  3. Occidental 48th decals are great, details are good, fit is fair. Improved Monogram kit.
  4. Monogram 48th great detail and accuracy, not so good fit.
  5. Heller 72nd Bad decals, good accuracy but sparse detail.
Heavens Eagle wrote:
I also have that T-6 kit Terry. It looks like a decent kit in the box. The pass/fail comes when you do the research and ry and build it. I don't usually worry about minor fit problems but incorrect stuff from lack of proper research tends to bury kits for me.

The main issue for me was the propeller blades near the base. Interior is a bit spartan. It has various options but doesn't completely cater to them all. For example, the spade grips B13 & B14 in step one are for the Harvard. Depending on the variant, the rear seat should be on a swivel to be able to man the rear facing gun. The elongated exhausts, Parts F8/F9 in step 8, are for the Harvard. Frame-less and framed rear canopy is a nice start but the Harvards had a differing canopy (luckily catered to in clear resin by Alley Cat Models. The decals are for wardbirds (museum and privately owned) so the weapons are not used.

There is a second boxing of the Tomcat (French armed Texans used in Africa and passed on to other countries such as Portugal). The decals are OK but I bought a set from Zotz. Replacement wheels are nice as well as the seats and both can use any designed for the other North American product, the P-51 Mustang. Later on, I received a second kit with Zotz decals and Alley Cate canopies from James.

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Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man,
Well, it surely means that I don't know


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Latest Acquisitions 11 Dec 2017 22:48 #7613

Duke Maddog wrote:
sharkmouth wrote:
sharkman wrote:
In a bit, I need to do a lot of research for this one! Someone had posted a very nice detail build of this kit on Britmodeller and IPMS Norge forum in 2011 but thanks to PB, the images are no longer available!!

Warren, get in touch with Nils (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as he has loads of photos of the surviving one near him at an aircraft museum. He is the one who built the kit at Britmodeller.

Search here for some photos, especially from recovery and restoration:
www.airliners.net/search?aircraft=37587

hbea0d87.jpg


h9006236.jpg


h4bc6fb7.jpg


h6bf74da.jpg


h0ff1c45.jpg



Good luck as I read it was a difficult build! Special Hobby makes one in Duke's scale (72nd).

Regar

Good to know. I might have to keep my eyes peeled. Not a big priority, but still an interesting aircraft to add to the collection.

West Coast Hobbys out of Port Alberni, BC has the Special Hobby kits on sale right now. One has marking from their operations as 330 Sqn out of Iceland and the other when they were in "Little Norway" bases while training in Canada. I picked up the second kit from them not too long ago.

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Latest Acquisitions 11 Dec 2017 23:02 #7614

sharkmouth wrote:

The main issue for me was the propeller blades near the base. Interior is a bit spartan. It has various options but doesn't completely cater to them all. For example, the spade grips B13 & B14 in step one are for the Harvard. Depending on the variant, the rear seat should be on a swivel to be able to man the rear facing gun. The elongated exhausts, Parts F8/F9 in step 8, are for the Harvard. Frame-less and framed rear canopy is a nice start but the Harvards had a differing canopy (luckily catered to in clear resin by Alley Cat Models. The decals are for wardbirds (museum and privately owned) so the weapons are not used.

There is a second boxing of the Tomcat (French armed Texans used in Africa and passed on to other countries such as Portugal). The decals are OK but I bought a set from Zotz. Replacement wheels are nice as well as the seats and both can use any designed for the other North American product, the P-51 Mustang. Later on, I received a second kit with Zotz decals and Alley Cate canopies from James.

Regards,

Interesting Saul. While I know the Harvard is the British designation for the T-6, beyond that I am afraid I will have to plead the Shultz.



You did just give me enough knowledge to start looking before I get to building.
Last Edit: 12 Dec 2017 05:21 by sharkmouth.
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Latest Acquisitions 12 Dec 2017 08:36 #7615

sharkmouth wrote:
sharkman wrote:
In a bit, I need to do a lot of research for this one! Someone had posted a very nice detail build of this kit on Britmodeller and IPMS Norge forum in 2011 but thanks to PB, the images are no longer available!!

Warren, get in touch with Nils (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as he has loads of photos of the surviving one near him at an aircraft museum. He is the one who built the kit at Britmodeller.

Search here for some photos, especially from recovery and restoration:
www.airliners.net/search?aircraft=37587

hbea0d87.jpg


h9006236.jpg


h4bc6fb7.jpg


h6bf74da.jpg


h0ff1c45.jpg



Good luck as I read it was a difficult build! Special Hobby makes one in Duke's scale (72nd).

Regar

Thanks Saul!!

Is that the same guy that has Vingtor decals?

I'll get in touch with him and check out the images of the real thing on airliners.net

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Latest Acquisitions 12 Dec 2017 08:41 #7616

RichB wrote:

West Coast Hobbys[/b][/url] out of Port Alberni, BC has the Special Hobby kits on sale right now. One has marking from their operations as 330 Sqn out of Iceland and the other when they were in "Little Norway" bases while training in Canada. I picked up the second kit from them not too long ago.

Cheers,
Rich

Good to know Rich! I have the old MPM 1/72 kit of this plane as well. I think the new Special Hobby one is a better kit!
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Latest Acquisitions 13 Dec 2017 18:35 #7617

Saul surprised me with an offer and so I went shopping for this Ft-17 in order to use this fine gift. Well the Ft-17 arrived today :yipee

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Latest Acquisitions 15 Dec 2017 05:17 #7618





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Latest Acquisitions 21 Dec 2017 22:28 #7619

Two new arrivals from New Zealand today -





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Latest Acquisitions 23 Dec 2017 10:14 #7620

From eBay at a nice price although I wasn't expecting the flat tire look!




Excellent new book

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From Yahu! more 35th scale releases. My Thunder Models Scammell is on the way.




Some more aircraft panels... note that the P-40 panel includes placards to replace the Airfix decals...




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