Halinski Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (2001)

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  1. shoki2000

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    DrBill - thanks for the heads up. I have three copies of the model so I think I will be able to wiggle my way through all obstacles and my clumsiness :oops:

    Texman - Yokosuka D4Y2 Suisei (Judy) which should be shortly followed by Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances).

    I think that Hayabusa has rather lengthy wait ahead of her..........:grin:
  2. Texman

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    YEAH FRANCES! Any hope of a Nick? Or even Betty. They were way cool.

    Thanks Mike!

    Ray
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    How Detailed? Cockpits, bombays, Wheelwells, bells whistles??????
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    Full interrior, movable control surfaces, maybe some weathering on the Frances - designer is experimenting witht htis idea as we speak.

    Ki-45 Toryu is available from Gomix and there was a Betty offered by GPM few years ago. Both very good models.
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    Judy is delayed due to some modifications we agreed upon with the designer so my fingers started itching :grin:

    I want to test my skils on this model so I decided to rebuild the engine, this time doing all the wiring. I did it, but it is a total waste of time as can be seen, or rather cannot be seen, under the oil cooler...

    [​IMG]

    Fit is great, the only very minor issue that I noticed is that the connecting strips are a bit longer than needed and require dryfitting and trimming.

    Now for the cockpit....
    Since I already cut up second copy of the model to redo the engine I decided to try my hand on the 3D instrument panel. I would never try to attempt it without the punch drill......

    [​IMG]

    Tomorrow, the cockpit itself....
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    Judy is delayed due to some modifications we agreed upon with the designer so my fingers started itching :grin:

    I want to test my skils on this model so I decided to rebuild the engine, this time doing all the wiring. I did it, but it is a total waste of time as can be seen, or rather cannot be seen, under the oil cooler...

    [​IMG]

    Fit is great, the only very minor issue that I noticed is that the connecting strips are a bit longer than needed and require dryfitting and trimming.

    Now for the cockpit....
    Since I already cut up second copy of the model to redo the engine I decided to try my hand on the 3D instrument panel. I would never try to attempt it without the punch drill......

    [​IMG]

    Tomorrow, the cockpit itself....
  7. shoki2000

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    It was almost to late when I realized that building the canopy segment by strictly following numerical order is a mistake.
    For anybody who will want to build this kit - photos below show the proper sequence of cockpit assembly.
    Step one:
    Assemble forward and rear formers plus the formers for the floor. Install the cocpit interrior, then glue in place seat, all the boxes, levers and so on...

    [​IMG]

    Step 2:
    Close the cockpit

    [​IMG]

    Step 3:
    Join the cockpit with forward and rear fuselage segments.

    [​IMG]

    Step 4:
    Skin the cockpit.
    Now, this is the part I was really worried about since I did not want to end up with bad seams in this area. As you can see on the photos, there was no reason to worry at all - big, I mean BIG praise to Marcin Grygiel who designed the kit.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
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    It was almost to late when I realized that building the canopy segment by strictly following numerical order is a mistake.
    For anybody who will want to build this kit - photos below show the proper sequence of cockpit assembly.
    Step one:
    Assemble forward and rear formers plus the formers for the floor. Install the cocpit interrior, then glue in place seat, all the boxes, levers and so on...

    [​IMG]

    Step 2:
    Close the cockpit

    [​IMG]

    Step 3:
    Join the cockpit with forward and rear fuselage segments.

    [​IMG]

    Step 4:
    Skin the cockpit.
    Now, this is the part I was really worried about since I did not want to end up with bad seams in this area. As you can see on the photos, there was no reason to worry at all - big, I mean BIG praise to Marcin Grygiel who designed the kit.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
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    Great pictures Mike.. Would love to achieve seams that tight...;-)
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    Great pictures Mike.. Would love to achieve seams that tight...;-)
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    Most of it is the quality of the design - I'm just doing the cutting :grin:
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    Most of it is the quality of the design - I'm just doing the cutting :grin:
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    Modesty, a great quality in a card builder, MY BUTT! You did great! The Halinski Tony was done in much the same way and caused all kinds of anxiety around that cockpit area! Good to see you back on this!
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    Modesty, a great quality in a card builder, MY BUTT! You did great! The Halinski Tony was done in much the same way and caused all kinds of anxiety around that cockpit area! Good to see you back on this!
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    Great to see this one back in progress Michael!
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    Great to see this one back in progress Michael!
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    Progress report :wink:

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    Located a tiny flaw in otherwise excellent design - there are no cutouts provided for the horizontal stab. It supposed to be located in front of the former for vertical stabilizer so I simply made the cutouts bit oversized to make sure I have enough room for it.
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    Progress report :wink:

    [​IMG]

    Located a tiny flaw in otherwise excellent design - there are no cutouts provided for the horizontal stab. It supposed to be located in front of the former for vertical stabilizer so I simply made the cutouts bit oversized to make sure I have enough room for it.
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    Tail completed.
    Still excellent fit and real pleasure to build.
    [​IMG]

    and a close up

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    Thin copper wire visible in the picture that's of course an antena...
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    Tail completed.
    Still excellent fit and real pleasure to build.
    [​IMG]

    and a close up

    [​IMG]

    Thin copper wire visible in the picture that's of course an antena...