Answer Nakajima J8N1 Kikka

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  1. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

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    Michael: Nice build, and great modeling hints! I'm watching with interest!
    Jim
  2. shoki2000

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    More frustration.....

    I'm using laser cut frames for this model so there cannot be any questions about my ability to cut, but just in case I also did this with the frames from the printed kit - this my third and final attempt, time for an Xacto knife to trim the spars...
    As it is shown, there is no way for the second segment of wing to wrap around the framework...

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  3. shoki2000

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    Another puzzle...

    I find this very strange that the designer provided such niceties as recessed slot for the connecting strip but left something like that bare.
    I went over the kit twice but I did not find any part that looks like it should take care of that. I will use spare color to cut thin strips of card and glue them over the frame...

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  4. shoki2000

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    Fix in place. It looks better at a distance :roll:

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  5. shoki2000

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    In order to achieve nice fit at the bottom and the end matching another section of the wing, I had to settle for this...
    Hopefully it will be covered by the wing fairing....

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  6. cmdrted

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    Mike, I took a peak at the fairing it probably will cover the area as it mounts to the fuselage. Funny thing that bare area between the wheel wells looks to be the same with the download version as well.
  7. shoki2000

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    Here is a peak on the unusuall method of wing installation.
    Please, do not pay attention to the amount of glue I used, everything will hidden out of sight :roll:

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  8. shoki2000

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    And covered with the fuselage skin...

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  9. shoki2000

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    Wing fairings were a real pain to install since I never make those little cuts and always relay on forming them to correct shape as a whole piece.
    Important part is that they covered those crevices between the wing segments :grin:

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  10. cmdrted

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    Looking good! Mike is this printed version the fighter or bomber version, or did you already post that in the beginning? I ask because the download is armed with bomb only, no guns!
  11. rlwhitt

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    Clean - just too clean!
  12. shoki2000

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    The only Kikka that ever flew was an unarmed prototype and that's the plane offered in printed and PDF format (this is exactly the same model).
    Bomb included in the kit is just an extra part if anybody choses to add it, plus location of the pylon is just a guesswork - that's according to author's words in the printed kit
  13. shoki2000

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    Here is the result of last two evenings...
    First I built and installed the central part of the nacelle (the one connecting to the wing) and installed fairing under the wing then I completed rear of the engine.
    Air intake followed as a complete assembly which was later slid into the front two segments and entire front was installed on the rest of the engine.

    Two issues during the build:
    1. Formers are to small, but the difference is much less pronounced than for the fuselage - as a result for the connecting strips I used regular copy paper and not the heavy card.
    2. Fairing around the engine nacelle is very difficult to form. I ended up with cutting it into three separate pieces and also made those little incisions. I'm not very happy with the result but that was the best I could do here :oops:

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  14. Clashster

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    Looks great, Mike! What smooth connection on the wing! Thanks for the update!

    Chris
  15. rlwhitt

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    Even with the little cuts, it looks good. So clean!
  16. paper warrior

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    Beautiful jet engine! One of the best conopies I've seen too.
  17. cmdrted

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    Mike, You worry too much, this looks great! Thanks for the info on the Kikka types. Looks like your almost there for the wings.
  18. shoki2000

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    Both engines installed. Landing gear for Saturday evening :grin:

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  19. paper warrior

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    Looks good still, I imagine you have no pets?
  20. Clashster

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    Very nice, Mike! Nice smooth lines... Looking forward to the rest!

    Chris