Israeli A4N beta build from papermodels.co.il

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  1. cmdrted

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    Hi all, it has been a hectic bunch of days at the job. I have a little time so some progress is being made. As the good Doctor pointed out the flare dispensors need to be exterior so I reprinted off some new ones and attached them over the other holes...

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    The next segment contains the airbrake housings, these are placed inside the segment...

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    Here are all the after fuselage parts ready to be assembled...

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    Airbake segment...

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    Next couple...

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    The exhaust segment with the last segment in place...

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    Here is a general view with the forward section approximated. Kinda shows that in 1/32 the scooter is still a fairly large model!

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    Carl, take a look at the front segment!
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    Sweet! That's a good looking plane!
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    Really nice! Especially considering this is a beta!
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    A little more progress. The model will come as an easy and detailed version. In the easy the control surfaces are one piece and not "posable". The detailed version's rudder is shown with with the actual rudder being built up...
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    External view, the little zig zag piece is the bottom of the rudder and has a small former in it to keep the base the correct shape...

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    Surface complete, on to the main body of the beast...

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    The main rudder body is made of 4 internal frameing pieces that were built up but "the other" took control of the camera at the time so I built up the skins and connector strips around it, shown here...

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    Here are the 2 pieces approximated to show how they will look, now on to the dorsal hump!

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    Nice pix! I like the fact that you have a choice of easy vs. detailed builds, ala Kancho.
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    Well a another bit o' progress, the dorsal hump. This assembly starts in the middle, with the 2 bits shown here. I'm not sure what the inner piece on the after of the 2 sections is but it builds up kinda neat and fits perfect. The connector strips even have cutouts for this piece.

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    The next sections, growing with the build. Perfect fit! One tip Moshe passed along that holds alot of wisdom, trim the bottoms of the formers a little short, it'll allow the hump to fit better when mounted to the fuselage!

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    The after sections ready for assembly...

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    The pieces with the hull number were actually supposed to be built with the rudder, but I held off and made them with the hump sections...

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