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Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« on: February 05, 2019, 07:06:09 am »
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My father sent me money unexpectedly for the new year, in case this is his last year (or mine) :-\
I ordered at Unicraft the Kogiken III twin-fuselage and the Mitsubishi Zero twin-boomer (radial Fokker D-XXIII), then a 1/144 F-16 to complete (I will turn it into a tail-sitter), and there was still a little money remaining: a Zwezda Ju-87 1/144. Thanks Daddy! ;D
I am going to start building this Unicraft unknown twin-boomer, with happiness, even if this is never easy... ;)
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 09:29:02 am »
Here are the few parts I plan to use:

My goal is to use the radial engines, instead of push-pull with propellers: rather as little jets on the rear lateral sides of the pod, like a twin-boom A-10...
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 10:36:26 am »
To explain my project, I show you how Lockheed made the same (not Fokker-Mitsubishi there): I will build like the first (rejected) design below:

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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 06:15:55 am »
Ah the delights of Unicraft  ;)

Looking forward to see what you do with this Tophe
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 06:21:33 am »
Thanks.
I have started gluing, including spinners (without radial engines) as support for putty:
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 02:55:15 am »
I have truncated the wings, as usual:

(Sorry for this heresy, dear PR19_Kit, but I lack room...) :-\ ;)
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 04:31:11 am »

(Sorry for this heresy, dear PR19_Kit, but I lack room...) :-\ ;)


 ;D ;D ;D ;D You're forgiven Tophe, it's OK.  :thumbsup:

Those Unicraft 'mouldings' certainly need some clean-up, they're pretty rough!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 06:11:30 am »


Those Unicraft 'mouldings' certainly need some clean-up, they're pretty rough!

Obviously had a good breakfast Kit ? That's a very polite way of putting it  :angel: ;D
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 07:30:38 am »
I think Tophe has found the best thing to do with a Unicraft kit. Closely followed by putting it in a blender. :rolleyes:
I shall be watching this one for sure
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 06:40:15 am »
I think Tophe has found the best thing to do with a Unicraft kit. Closely followed by putting it in a blender. :rolleyes:
I shall be watching this one for sure
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 07:11:49 am »
Thanks! (it makes me feel like I have the skill to turn Unicraft kits into something... I lack skills about undercarriage, camo painting, canopy frames, decal creation, BUT I have some skill of my own...) ;D

Now I have sawed away the belly air scoop, no pusher radial so no ventral air scoop, this is (almost) logical...
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 09:04:29 am »
That kit sure looks small! Carry on my friend, this looks very interesting.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2019, 07:12:05 am »
Thanks.
Now 3 more pictures, going on:
- the radial cowlings are different for pusher and tractor what is no problem, but for my twin-jet, this will be port/starboard asymmetry: weird! (I like it)
- the first sanding is done but many imperfect points require putty again
- so: putty again on the pod (first part, starboard)
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 08:42:01 am »
Sanding seems finished then gluing the first little big jet:
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Re: Fokitsubishi Zero-zen
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 09:25:50 am »
Well advanced:
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