GreMir Models Yokosuka D4Y1 Suisei (Judy) - beta build

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by shoki2000, May 7, 2007.

  1. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

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    While waiting for the gallery to come back on-line I decided to host progress photos outside...
    Here is the "business end" of the Judy - bomb rack used to swing the bomb out from the bomb bay and the bomb itself

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    Bomb installed in the bomb bay. Interesting feature of the Judy was that the bomb bay doors were sliding into the bay and not opening outward as in other planes.

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    Now the tail.
    As you can see model has movable control surfaces. The connection between stabilizers and fuselage isn't seamless but is probably my fault - fuselage segment got a little crumpled due to the fact that openings for the stabs are very close together weakening the area. Word of advice for future builders - laminate the are with an extra layer of card to reinforce the segment.

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    And the status of the build as of today - finally looking like a plane :rolleyes:

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  2. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

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    Canopy in place.
    I did it the old fashioned way and the windscreen was a pain to form...
    This is a good candidate for the vacuform...
    I didn't like the gun in the kit (already asked Andrew to change it) but to avoid waiting for the replacement I used the machinegun from Val published by Gomix so no photo here.

    Gallery still not functioning....

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  3. jbloom

    jbloom New Member

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    So when will this model be availble? I have been awaiting this one for 10 years as I tried to get a Polish designer interested! Joseph
  4. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

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    Model will be available as soon as build is completed and all issues, however small, are fixed.
    There are no fit problems so far and I do not expect to encounter any during the wing assembly but cockpit interrior requires some touch-ups concerning what goes where and the machinegun needs to be replaced.
  5. YuG

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    Domo Arigato! your presentation
    I can't wait Judy's release.
    P-Model seems to have no intention to publish Judy. This is delightful news.
    After I bought I will show it off to my Japanese fellow modellers:mrgreen:
  6. RTomedi

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    Incredible finishing on details. I just can´t wait for more pictures. :thumb:

    Hugs.
  7. rlwhitt

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    Good to see another airplane build back on line with pics! Looking great, as alsways Michael.

    Rick
  8. alaimo@jcu.edu

    alaimo@jcu.edu I need a Pin up girl. . .

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