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Northrop N3 - New Zealand Imperial Air Corps. Finished Pics Page 2.

Started by zenrat, December 22, 2017, 08:10:59 PM

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MPM kit.  Better than the Me 262 Mistel but still a typical short run kit.
Northrop N-3 PB by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Following comments elsewhere on the forum regarding the relative paucity of RNZAF machines this will be getting kiwis on the wings.
Fred

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NARSES2

I assume it has a vacform canopy given it's age ? I've quite a soft spot for MPM kits of this period, looking forward to it and given you've decided on RNZAF you've a huge variety of markings to choose from. They seem to have changed the style of national ones every other month  ;)
Decals my @r$e!

zenrat

As shown elsewhere I had already assembled the basic cockpit insert for this.  In order for it to fit into the fuselage halves a not insignificant amount of styrene had to be sanded off.
Once this was done I dug out some greebles to add interest to the interior.
I also glued the floats together.  rather than the usual left and right halves these consist of a concave upper part and a stepped flat lower part.  Pro of this design is no seam along the top of the floats to clean up.  Con is that fit could be better and some PSR is going to be needed.  Still better than cleaning up a top seam and losing all the detail in such an obvious place though.
Fred

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ericr


a nice floatplane, and a nice kit if I remember well

PR19_Kit

Quote from: zenrat on December 23, 2017, 02:33:44 AM

Once this was done I dug out some greebles to add interest to the interior.


You can never have enough greebles I've always said.  ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Regards
Kit

zenrat

Some painting and much gluing has taken place.
Fuselage, wings and tails are in one piece and floats are in two others.
PSR has commenced.
A picture has been taken but bluetooth appears to be taking industrial action and it would be wrong of me to employ scab labour to bring you the photo.
Fred

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Management met the workers demands.
Northrop N-3 WIP 04-01-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fred

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Floats on now.
One side needed shimming so they were both at the same angle.
Fred

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Painting has begun.
I am using the camo scheme provided in the instructions (that's Dark Sea Grey on there) but replacing Dark Slate Grey with US Intermediate Blue.
Underside is Sky.
Northrop N3 WIP 17-01-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fred

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Old Wombat

I think they're wheels ... They could be Humbrol paint tins but I'm pretty sure they're 1/35 wheels (but they may be a bigger scale) ... :unsure:

Not quite as inspired as the Kawanishi but still looking good! :thumbsup:
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zenrat

 ;D
They are the wheels from the (1/25) Apocalypse Post van.
Fred

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Old Wombat

Ahhh! Right! I'd forgotten about that! Pic's soon, I hope? ;)
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Decals my @r$e!

zenrat

Quote from: Old Wombat on January 17, 2018, 02:53:53 AM
Ahhh! Right! I'd forgotten about that! Pic's soon, I hope? ;)

There is one on my blog.  With it's gun in place!
Fred

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