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tomcat_tweeker

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Hi All...

Since the 67th FS is based here at Kadena and I see their jets all the time.... I was thinking of building a "History" of sorts. At least all I could find markings for. So I'm gonna start as close to the beginning as I can with a P-400 Air Cobra.

Using an older Profi-Pack kit with some Eduard bits and some Eagle Strike Decals.

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Started with the IP. Bent up and installed the 2 pieces of what I assume are avionics boxes.


Front IP starting to get sorted Sorted


Little Black on the boxes.


And the only thing for the cockpit floor, what ever it is! LOL


Thanks for looking!

Dave

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This is gonna look good with the shark mouth. Following closely
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Those boxes should be the nose MG's I think. Nice start! This is going to look sweet!  [smile]
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Nice start Dave, it's going to be interesting what you come up with through their history too. How's the kit? Is it Eduard or a rebox?
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Nice start Dave, it's going to be interesting what you come up with through their history too. How's the kit? Is it Eduard or a rebox?


Thanks Simon!

Well I am assuming that it is full on Eduard based on the fit.... It just falls together so far. I am impressed!

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Update time... Been hunting and pecking at this all week.... Here's the progress up to where I'm at now....

Basic Cockpit together and along with the seat primed with Stynlrez.



I decided to try and Use the Hataka range of paints on this build as much as possible. Many questions regarding this paint. Lets see if it works....

Now I don't have all the colors in the range so I didn't have US Interior green. SO I used RAF Interior Grey-Green. Should look ok. Maybe give the faded look. Also From what I understand. The P-400's that the USAAF used were initially built for the RAF. SO lets say they were painted in their colors at the factory!


Looks Pretty good to me and the paint worked great! Mix ratio was 5 parts paint to 2 parts X20A and 1 part Vallejo flow improver. Sprayed in light coats building it up.


Test fitting the pit. Yea.... It's Eduard..... Perfect!





Pretty cool part.... A lead weight! Perfect fit as well. It also doubles as the NWW upper wall.


Taking a break, Decided to work the propeller.... Straying from Hataka a bit.... Used Vallejo White-Grey on the spinner/hub. Stynlrez primer followed by Vallejo Metal Color Aluminum on the blades. May try some masking fluid on the blades to simulate chipping. Haven't decided yet. Prop wear is usually accomplished by erosion,  so it needs to be a more fine effect. We'll see. 




Also Tested the Vallejo Metals for brush painting abilities.... Used Gunmetal Grey from the line on what I think is a Gun that shoots thru the prop and it worked pretty OK!


OK.... Back to the pit... It's all done. Installed what PE i could then India Ink wash followed by dry brushing with Aluminum from Mr Color Metal range.





Unmasked the Clear window between the pit and radio rack.






And now the fuselage is glued....


Real happy with how the pit turned out. One of my better attempts of late....

Well that's it for now..

Thanks for looking!

Dave





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That cockpit looks great. Very proper build. i need to try those ink washes too.
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Thanks Thomas!

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Update Time!

Well started to work the wing. Added some PE screens so I could get the wing together.


Taped the wings together and did a test fit... As you can see... Very disappointing!


The Aft NWW Bulkhead... She no fit too good!


Glued the wing half's on anyway and installed a spreder to the fuselage.


There was a slight under contour to the wing at the root joint so I wedged in a toothpick to sort that out.


And there ya have it! Not too bad a fit now.


I used Extra Thin Super Glue to attach the wing to the fuselage. It Tidied up nicely. Well see if any more work needs to be done after some primer



Started sorting the joint gaps with styrene filler





Then went to work on the canopy. It doesn't fit that well either. It's not wide enough on the aft half.


So I attached the Right Aft half with Mr Cement S and let it set over night. and see if I can spread it out with a wedge and attach it that way.


Oh! Look what I found in the PE set! I guess Eduard realized the size issue of the kit aft NWW bulkhead. Nice little PE part to fill the gap! Yay!!!


Thanks for looking!

Dave

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Hi Folks! Another update!

Worked the Doors...


Finished attaching the canopy and masked



Primed the Glass work and went ahead and checked the seam work. All in All not too bad. Funny... Probably the easiest seam to work was the one that needs more attention! The Upper Nose! LOL




Thanks for looking!

Dave

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Nice work Dave!! you guys that build these older kits have a little sadomasochism lodged in your brains lol...They scare the death out of me.../Shivers [eek][crazy]
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If there's something I like the look of more than aircobras it's shark mouths [smile] Really nice job you done on this one. Will follow with great interest!
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Thanks Daniel!

Thanks Neil....

LOL Well in this case, It's an old boxing, But it's the same plastic that is in the newer release P-39's... So If ya get a chance to find an older boxing at a good price... Don't be scared!

Thanks again folks

Dave

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That cockpit is looking great! Do you keep one or two doors open? And that was some major surgery you preformed there. Nice save and very interesting to see. Looking forward to your next post :-)
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I like seeing your work with the spreaders. I've run into this same issue but never thought of something so simple to fix it. Goes right into the old bag-o-ticks...thanks! 


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