Halinski Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (2001)

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  1. airbob

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    Man I do love planes1...and this is a great one....great job....very clean build....I love your pictures....keep then coming....Bob out....
  2. airbob

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    Man I do love planes1...and this is a great one....great job....very clean build....I love your pictures....keep then coming....Bob out....
  3. cmdrted

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    Looks excellant Mike, keep at it!
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    Looks excellant Mike, keep at it!
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    Very slow progress with the Hayabusa....

    Sturdy wing construction is nice but there is a lot of cutting to do before it can be assembled. I take my time to laminate everything to exact thickness as required by designer to make sure everything fits. Still no problems encountered except for my clumsiness :oops:

    Man, you guys were right that this wing fillet is a real pain to get on....
    It looks pretty good from above and front (those views count the most :roll: )

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    Bottom view is, let's say, unsatisfactory but I can't do anything about that. Maybe left wing will fare better....

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    For the same assembly I much preffer the aproach taken in Ki-44 Shoki...
  6. shoki2000

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    Very slow progress with the Hayabusa....

    Sturdy wing construction is nice but there is a lot of cutting to do before it can be assembled. I take my time to laminate everything to exact thickness as required by designer to make sure everything fits. Still no problems encountered except for my clumsiness :oops:

    Man, you guys were right that this wing fillet is a real pain to get on....
    It looks pretty good from above and front (those views count the most :roll: )

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    Bottom view is, let's say, unsatisfactory but I can't do anything about that. Maybe left wing will fare better....

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    For the same assembly I much preffer the aproach taken in Ki-44 Shoki...
  7. cmdrted

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    Looks good from these angles Mike, keep up the good work!
  8. shoki2000

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    Finally Hayabusa starting to look like a plane :wink:
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    Left wing fillet did came out better. Turns out that the key is to form the part in FOUR (!) different directions. Possible, but very tricky and time consuming.....

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    That is some first rate work there, Mike!
    I love the weathering on this baby too!
    She is going to be stunning in a diorama!

    Russell
  10. DrBill

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    Mike -- I think you're the first one outside of Halinski Labs to solve the wing root problem. That's where I stopped my build about a year (or so) ago. I was about to go to Bondo and yellow paint. But bending in four directions? Sounds a little like a time warp....
  11. cmdrted

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    Looks great Mike! 4 differant directions? Great, I have 2 1/2 down, 3 maybe but not 4, surely not 4!
  12. shoki2000

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    Card can take a lot of punishment this way but you have to be very careful doing it....
    I don't like how this particular assembly was engineered because it is really extremely difficult to get it right and most likely you can end up with mismatched sides like I did.....
    Since this was mentioned few weeks ago I started looking for photos of completed Hayabusa to see how other people solved it and to my amazement most modelers turned to putty and paint to fix the fit, even in the competition models.....
    In the new Hayabusa designer turned to the same method Rafal Ciesielski used in his Ki-44 - very easy to form and no need to force the part into place....
  13. shoki2000

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    No, I did not join the vacuform lobby (yet) :wink:
    What you see is a canopy purchased from Halinski. For the last two evenings I've been cutting this framing for the inside and the outside of the canopy. The inside parts required a tiny bit of trimming to fit but everything matched nicely. Tomorrow it's time for the landing gear.
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  14. cmdrted

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    You had me going there for a minute Mike! I thought we "sucked" in another convert! Plane build looks great Mike!
  15. shoki2000

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    You did, but I have big stash of Gomix canopies I have to use first :roll:
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    Last update on the Hayabusa progress - as you can see only propeller is missing and this will be fixed tonight :grin:

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    Bravo! Looks great!
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    Great looking model! That plane sure had some scrawny little wheels!
  19. shoki2000

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    Wheels are small, no question about that....
    I just realized that I made a mistake attaching the wheel covers :cry:
    They should almost touch the wheels but I went by what the markings on them were calling for...
    To late. I will not risk damage to the plane to try to fix it.....
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    Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa is complete.

    Done.
    Beautiful plane, excellent design and real pleasure to build.
    This was my first Halinski plane and it was true relief not having to deal with annoying little issues like with the Kikka or Ki-27...

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