Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
HURRY!

1. Armor builds must be 1/48 or smaller

2. Aircraft builds must be 1/72 or smaller

3. Automotive builds must be 1/32 or smaller

4. Ship builds must be 1/700 or smaller
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Oh No, an Airacuda!

Oh No, an Airacuda! 19 Mar 2020 23:31 #1

I messed up and started it yesterday without a picture, but it's the Valom kit. Pictures to follow.
  • jeaton01
  • jeaton01
  • OFFLINE
  • Regiment Commander
    Regiment Commander
  • Posts: 549
John
My modeling website, lots of build photos.
http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 20 Mar 2020 02:33 #2

Another one late to the party. Welcome aboard John. :popcorn
  • razordws
  • razordws
  • OFFLINE
  • Brigadier
    Brigadier
  • Posts: 2914
DAVE


The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 20 Mar 2020 07:11 #3

That's ok John, git'er done! :popcorn
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
Hank Williams Jr.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 20 Mar 2020 10:53 #4

Get her done John Love these planes
  • SA Dave
  • SA Dave
  • OFFLINE
  • Brigadier
    Brigadier
  • Posts: 8570
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 20 Mar 2020 18:16 #5

I have an old Rare Planes kit in my stash. I didn't know that anyone else ever made a kit.

:nopics
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 20 Mar 2020 19:18 #6

Airacuda! COOL! You are THE MAN!!
  • Rhino
  • Rhino
  • OFFLINE
  • Brigadier
    Brigadier
  • Posts: 3030

The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 24 Mar 2020 00:35 #7

Here are some photos of this gem. Definitely short run, it's a surprise when something fits so far. The plastic is thick and soft most places, except where it is too thin. Surprisingly the clear parts are pretty good.




The parts map. Resin and PE is included.



The decals look pretty good except the Y on Army is incomplete.



A lot of test fitting and plastic removal here.



The trailing edge of the wing or the leading edge could be matched, but not both. Easier to fix the leading edge.



The kit had exhaust outlets on both sides of each nacelle, but the real thing only had them on the outside, and the inside pipes were routed inside the cowl to the other side.



Resin inserts were supplied to fit in the wheel wells. The instructions showed them all internal between the wing skins but that was never going to happen. I filed down the top side until it was wafer thin or less, then enlarged the holes in the lower wing so the resin could fit through, then sanded it to match.











Both sides now. The exhaust pipes have been tapered from the front to back as on the real thing, the kit had them as a constant cross section.



The transparencies installed. Not a great fit but I have hopes of hiding the worst of it.




  • jeaton01
  • jeaton01
  • OFFLINE
  • Regiment Commander
    Regiment Commander
  • Posts: 549
John
My modeling website, lots of build photos.
http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 24 Mar 2020 01:00 #8

Limited run kits are always a challenge John. Looks like you are mastering it and beating it into shape. Definitely and interesting subject.

The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 24 Mar 2020 08:15 #9

I've heard that if it's easy everyone would be doing it. :popcorn

Very strange aircraft and concept. Looking forward to this. :pilot
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
Hank Williams Jr.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 24 Mar 2020 19:14 #10

Looks sweet so far! :good
Did your kit come with the 37mm guns for the gondolas?
  • Rhino
  • Rhino
  • OFFLINE
  • Brigadier
    Brigadier
  • Posts: 3030

The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 25 Mar 2020 13:36 #11

Yes, it does but I'm not putting them in because near as I can tell only wooden mockups were ever installed and I think they spoil the look of the airplane. The guns in the kit are not too good anyway.
  • jeaton01
  • jeaton01
  • OFFLINE
  • Regiment Commander
    Regiment Commander
  • Posts: 549
John
My modeling website, lots of build photos.
http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Oh No, an Airacuda! 25 Mar 2020 14:56 #12

Looking good John! :thumbsup
  • razordws
  • razordws
  • OFFLINE
  • Brigadier
    Brigadier
  • Posts: 2914
DAVE


The administrator has disabled public write access.
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Time to create page: 0.251 seconds