Free Model #3 - Yokosuka D4Y2 Suisei "Judy" from Inwald Card Model

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  1. DavidESP

    DavidESP Member

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    Good afternoon all.

    Got more done this afternoon. Finished up the bomb rack, bomb and bomb bay doors.

    Here's some shot of the rack in pieces and together:
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    These are the bomb bay door and then the doors and rack installed:
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    The parts for the bomb:
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    The bomb together and installed:
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    Tomorrow I plan to start the forward fuselage.
  2. Lex

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    Those petals are very neat!! Those are the most demanding parts of a model
  3. NOBI

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    Hard to believe this is a free stuff...great build and great design :)
  4. DavidESP

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    Hey all, didn't get a chance to post yesterday. Got most of the forward fuselage put together.

    These are the parts for the engine/nose portion of the aircraft:
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    Here are most of the pieces rolled:
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    These are shots of the basic piece together. Still needs the spinner, exhaust pipes and turbo air intake:
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    Hopefully get the rest of that done today and maybe the propeller.

    Until the next one.
  5. DavidESP

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    Spent a few hours more this afternoon and got the the fuselage basically done.

    Here are the parts of the spinner:
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    The spinner together and on the nose:
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    Here are the parts for the exhaust manifolds and ready to mount:
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    Last shots for today are a closeup and two side views of the fuselage:
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    Didn't get to the propeller, I'll start that in the morning, hopefully some wing parts as well.
  6. cjwalas

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    Wow, what a great looking model! Your build is top notch and this is coming along fantastically. I'm getting excited to see this one complete!
    Thanks for all the photos.
    Chris
  7. exzealot

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    This is really looking good!

    Ken
  8. Lex

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    I like the nose! It's also a very good design in that the chipped paint hides the seams nicely.
  9. DavidESP

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    Hello all. Thanks for the comments guts. Lex, the texturing on this model is fantastic, I also mixed acrylics to match the coloring almost perfect and I paint all of the edges before assembly.

    This morning I worked on the propeller and also got the wing supports finished.

    Here's a shot of the propeller blades, one mounted and 2 in pieces. The instruction show a support in the center of the blade, but doesn't specify what to use. I used round toothpicks:
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    The 3 blades together:
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    And mounted on the spinner. This gets set aside for now, I am notorious for damaging parts while mounting others:
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    These are the wing support parts:
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    All set to receive the wings:
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    This afternoon, hope to get at least one wing done.

    Later all.
  10. dansls1

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    Great job! This is on my build list, I'll be using your build as a reference when I get there ;)
  11. DavidESP

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    Evening all, pulled a marathon session this afternoon and got the wings on.

    These are the parts for the right wing:
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    And ready to close up:
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    Here the wing is ready to mount:
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    The left wing parts (same as the right, just reversedsign1):
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    Just before the closing:
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    Almost ready to fly:
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    Tomorrow I'll start on the movable surfaces of the wings, flaps and ailerons.

    Have a good evening all.
  12. col. kurtz

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    jawdroplooking really good david:thumb:ive got the gpm 1:24 scale stuka your work is making me want to start her.good luck in the competiton:thumb:
  13. Lex

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    It's coming along nicely!! This one definitely goes on my to-do list too!!!
  14. DavidESP

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    Good evening all. Lex, it is a nice one, but you have to be careful because the instructions can be confusing. Col. Kurtz, I'll be waiting to see that one, I haven't been able to find a decent free model Stuka so I guess I'll have to buy one and watching your build will help me decide which one.

    I got the movable surfaces of the wings put together and mounted today. So on with the update.

    These shots are the parts for the flaps and ailerons:
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    The build up of the hinges, it is paper strips wrapped around pins and a shot of how the aileron is built up. All of the movable surfaces use the same system:
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    Two shots of the parts ready to be installed:
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    And a couple of shots of the wings with the flaps up and down and the ailerons in different positions:
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    Tomorrow I'll be working on the rudder and maybe the elevators.

    Have good day.:wave:
  15. cjwalas

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    This just keeps getting better and better. Beautiful work on what appears to be a fantastic kit. A most impressive build all around.
    As a Stuka fan having built over 20 paper Stukas, I'm also looking forward to Col. Kurtz' 1/24 Stuka build. I haven't done that one yet, but the older 1:33 version that it's based on is probably my favorite JU-87 kit.
    Chris
  16. col. kurtz

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    looking good david!! thanks guys i will probably be starting the stuka next im in the middle of scanning the original i bought so if i make a mistake i dont need to buy another one.:thumb:ive just finished the ladndad damoselle,and ive just started the wak albatross w4 (naval ww1 german float plane variant)which im gonna start a build thread on in the next two days.the stuka will be my second biggest paper model build,im buying new shelving so i cna put it somewhere first:thumb:
  17. DavidESP

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    Good evening all. Col, looking forward to the stuka and the albatross build. CJ, I'll keep in mind the 1:33 GPM kit as I don't have room for the bigger version.

    Today I completed the tail section so on to the photo show.

    Parts for the tail fin and rudder cutout:
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    The movable parts go together the same as the wing parts, so just some shots as the parts are mounted:
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    Here are the parts for one elevator:
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    The tail section completed:
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    Tomorrow I'll be starting on the landing gear, which doesn't leave much to do.

    Take care friends.
  18. col. kurtz

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    thanks david ill be posting a new thread over the weekend for the albatross,your build is loooking really good carnt tell its a paper model:thumb:
  19. cdavenport

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    Your seam work thus far is superlative!
  20. DavidESP

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    I'll be watching for that albatross build.
    Thanks Major, I try hard to make the seams as tight as possible, but by touching up the edges before assembly, makes the seam almost invisible. By the way, I know the Airforce doesn't have them, but I'm a retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4, served 27 years.

    Well I didn't have much time today, so lets get on to the landing gear sections I finished. First thing was to cutout and glue the wheel parts together, I let them set overnight and will sand them to shape and paint them tomorrow. I made copies of the outer pieces for the wheels so I could get a little more thickness. From pictures I have found on the internet, my wheels at 3mm thick needed to be a touch wider. Adding 2 pieces 1mm thick did the trick appearance wise. I also added an extra ring on each side of 160gm cardstock to give the hub some depth:
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    Next shot is the parts for one side of the landing gear. They wrap around a piece of 1mm wire:
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    This leg is ready to mount:
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    I have the parts cut and the first rolls made for the second leg. Will finish it up and mount both of them tomorrow.

    Have a good day.