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TedUSA

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Having the goal clear in your mind is the best. Go man go!
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Levers and knobs. I can't wait to see how it looks with paint!

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Looking good, mate.
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Thank you, Kit. It's more impressive when it's painted up though. You'll see. 😃
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Great start.
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Thanks, Ken! I was wondering if you were ever going to pop in.
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Okay, after some research I've decided to go with an A-24. No -A or -B.

The markings I have to use only appeared on the A-24. So a Vanilla Banshee is what I'll build this up as.

Also, I detailed the engine a little by adding the ignition wire loom, the crankcase downpipe, and the propeller pitch adjuster wheel. That should be enough detail without actually purchasing an AM resin engine conversion kit.

I know I'm going to have to make do with what the kit has provided me with lol. I'm going a little Shep Paine on this one. Not whole hog building an engine out of disks like he once did, but at my level.

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So up next; I have to make a new prop nosecone. I'm leaning towards Milliput to get the job done. We shall see.
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Milliliter it is. Stacking styrene and sanding into cone shape too laborious.
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Nice, deft little touches to that engine, mate.  That's all it really needs, since a portion of it will be hidden behind the prop.
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I agree, Kit.
That's almost all I can do with it besides cut it out and replace it.
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Milliliter it is. Stacking styrene and sanding into cone shape too laborious.


It's time consuming, but worth the effort. Just not with this subject. Lol
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This minimal amount of detail will stand out once it's painted. It should trick the eyes nicely.
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An A-24 Banshee has a different propeller hub because it's based on the SBD-2/3. This, the removal of the tail hook, and a gnumatic tail wheel instead of the solid rubber tire the Navy used are the major external differences between the Dauntless and the Banshee.

I started by cutting out a 3/8" disk with the center marked so I could first drill it out, then enlarge the hole until it fit over the kit hub.

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I then used the cone shape I cut out of card stock to check the overall shape as I formed the cone out of Milliput. I get off work at 10pm and I didn't feel like pulling out a bunch of kits.

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Once this sets up I'll gently give it a twist to detach it from the kit part so I can sand it.

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This method should do the trick.
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Great work! Like a woodworker, you used templates to verify the shape you wanted. No one will know what you did to create the cone but you’ve shared it with us—thanks!!
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Thanks, Ted. There will be a bit more putty involved to fill in the little indents and finger prints and a light sanding into final shape.

Primer and correct any shape issues. Nice thing is the part is now perfectly formed to the kit hub. It fits perfect lol.
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