Build: Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero, 1:33, Halinski 3/2005

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  1. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    Amen to that! I think if you use a flexible endoscope with macro lens you can take a look in there now and again. Great job!
  2. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

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    Maybe I'll take a picture and glue it to the outside - sort of like an x-ray or a cross section drawing... ;)
  3. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    Now, that's a very good idea. There are many times people don't see those details - more if you are not there to show - and a picture can tell where to look for.... unless you take the model to a competition.
  4. rlwhitt

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    Here's the seat hanging on all the brackets from the rear former:

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  5. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

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    The last "inner" cockpit detail is this pipe that holds some sort of panel near the pilot. Next up will be the all the stuff on the cockpit side walls.

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  6. Stev0

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    Message tube??

    *shrugs*
  7. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

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    Not sure either, but this photo caption from the above design page might hold a clue:

    Right side of cockpit showing, at left, oil shutter and cowl flap adjusting cranks with cockpit ventilating tube seen at end of cowl flap crank.

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    Starting on the cockpit sides/inner skins. This photo shows just the shaped skin with the ribs installed.

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    And the skin with all the "goodies" attached.

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    And finally mounted to the cockpit framework. Note the little hump shape the fuelage has at the forward end of the cockpit. So far so good with fit - this skin fit absolutely perfectly everywhere. Man, that's a good feeling!

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  11. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    Absolutely stunning! I gotta get me some more of them Halinskis! But its probably the good job you're doing. Great work man!
  12. cardmodeler

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    Beautiful work! This is really getting me in the mood to commence work on the Halinski P-40 I recently picked up.
  13. josve

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    Very nice! Very nice indeed :)
    Great work!!
  14. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

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    Right about now after nearly 2 weeks of cockpit detail, I'm eyeing your 2 current birds with more reasonable cockpits! :) Next model I think I'm going to take it a bit easier.

    Rick

  15. cgutzmer

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    more work in that cockpit (and great work) than in most planes I have done.....
    Chris
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    The completed right inner skin with controls:

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    rlwhitt Active Member

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    Before closing in the cockpit, I thought I'd do a dry fit of the cockpit section to the wing assembly, and take a pic so you can see the general fit of the structure.

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    Both inner skins installed.

    Waaaahhhhh, all that cockpit detail hidden! :(

    Just in case anyone wonders, as I did when I started looking at build threads, why there are pictures and writing on the back of the skins - Some kits print a page of parts on the inside of the back cover of the book, obviously an efficent use of paper. So you see here whatever is printed on the back.

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    Here we have the first 3 pieces of skin installed on the cockpit section. The fit so far is great!

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    And next we join the completed cockpit section to the previously completed wing section.

    Here I had some fun and excitement. I made one of my mindless bonehead errors (seems I need to make at least one per model) but I recovered. Let me do a sort-of GoldenBear quiz and see if anyone sees what I screwed up! I think the result is fine, not as fine as if I hadn't messed up, but it's cool.

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