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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1005 on: May 19, 2017, 12:13:54 pm »
Speaking of the 1WGB (sounds like a radio station), did the JASDF fly Chipmunks?  According to wikipedia they didn't but you can't always rely on that source.

And the JASDF homepage doesn't exactly cover what they flew.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1006 on: May 20, 2017, 01:20:24 am »
The Chipmunk page on wiki is what I looked at and it doesn't list Japan.
That's good enough for me.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1007 on: May 20, 2017, 04:29:57 pm »
I like the sounds of these Chipmunk musings!!! 
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1008 on: May 20, 2017, 05:54:22 pm »
I have a Hasegawa T-34 Mentor in the stash for which the OOB option is a mostly NMF JASDF trainer scheme.
I was thinking of applying that to a Chipmunk as they look vaguely similar and it will confuse people.  Especially if I convert the Chipmunk to tricycle undercarriage.
But then I may change my mind by the time the 1WGB starts.  I'm going to lose 2 days off the start due to a 13th birthday party on the Satyrday and a model show on the Sunday so I am going to be pushed for time.
I think i'll desprue all the Chipmunk parts and see how well they fit before making the final decision.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1009 on: May 20, 2017, 07:15:18 pm »
Do this!!  Please do this..... . . . .

I've yet to add a Chipmunk to my stash.  But, I'm ... uhh..... "appreciatively" trying my best to obtain every training aircraft I possibly can. I have one of them JASDF Mentor by Hasegawa though!  :laugh:   It has the same red/white/touches of black color scheme I dearly enjoy. 

But anyway my point is this: and I hate to break it to everyone here, but I plan to build all but the surplus kits of these training planes as OOB... soooo... I'm going to live vicariously through your whiffery!  :mellow: :mellow: :lol:

Looking forward seeing this done. . .   :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1010 on: May 20, 2017, 07:26:25 pm »
For sure a Chippie would look great and right at home in meatballs !
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1012 on: May 20, 2017, 08:39:08 pm »
Thanks Rick, i'll have a captain's at them.

Brad C.  As far as Hasegawa go, as well as the Mentor i've got the T-33, T-38 and TA-4 in the stash.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1013 on: May 20, 2017, 08:50:25 pm »
WRT the T-33, have you seen the RW conversion called the Skyfox?

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/for-aircraft-enthusiasts-when-the-more-developed-version-is-less-successful.1225476/

3/4 of the way down the page. As said, hard to tell they are the same basic airframe...  :o


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1014 on: May 20, 2017, 08:55:21 pm »
I don't think it is.  I think Lockheed are having a laugh.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1015 on: May 20, 2017, 08:57:48 pm »
Wouldn't surprise me in the least, but it would make an interesting conversion for - well, anything of that vintage - T-33, F-80/84/94, almost anything you could imagine...

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1016 on: May 21, 2017, 06:14:53 am »
I don't think it is.  I think Lockheed are having a laugh.

Actually, it wasn't Lockheed who made the Skyfox, it was the Skyfox Corporation which was then bought by Boeing. 70% of a T-33 was kept in the conversion.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1017 on: May 21, 2017, 07:02:03 am »
Thanks Rick, i'll have a captain's at them.

Brad C.  As far as Hasegawa go, as well as the Mentor i've got the T-33, T-38 and TA-4 in the stash.


Sweet! T-38 is just a re-hashed F-5b however which drives me nuts. T-38s in 1/72 is a tricky situation I've found. 90% of them aren't t-38's at all! One dead give away among others being tip tanks.  This is a bummer for me because I can't seem to find any. I know Sword makes one in 1/72 and is probably the best bet but getting ahold of one is proving to be a bit difficult!

I think I have a TA-4 in amongst my stuff but no t-33... there's a Platz version I want, some may think it gaudy but I bet it looks killer on the shelf! 


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1018 on: May 21, 2017, 07:04:18 am »
WRT the T-33, have you seen the RW conversion called the Skyfox?

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/for-aircraft-enthusiasts-when-the-more-developed-version-is-less-successful.1225476/

3/4 of the way down the page. As said, hard to tell they are the same basic airframe...  :o



Fascinating... I think it looks damn cool..... could pass for a CAS attacker!   ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #1019 on: May 22, 2017, 12:34:57 am »
That T-33 shore is Purty...

Be a pain to decal, though...