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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 05:28:27 am »
Plan is a fifth engine will protrude from the front of the top of the conning tower behind which Captain Fat Hamster will command it from his flying bridge.  And behind him there will be a 20mm Oerlikon cannon on a naval deck mounting.

Imagine if someone Eric mounted the nose of a Mustang on the conning tower of a U Boat and you'll get the idea.
As I believe I may have previously mentioned this may also get a periscope and snorkel mast and a crows nest.



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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2017, 05:31:24 am »
Ambitious.  This GB is right up your alley it would seem!!   :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2017, 06:21:33 am »
Imagine if someone Eric mounted the nose of a Mustang on the conning tower of a U Boat and you'll get the idea.

oh, nice idea, tempting  :wacko:

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2017, 06:21:44 am »
"Lacky" not lucky.  As in elastic.

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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2017, 02:15:33 pm »
Cracking looking device. Will it have tip floats or Dornier style 'seawings'?

And do some of the crew inhabit the conning tower? A Catalina's flight engineer sits inside the wing pylon, so there's a precedent for that.
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2017, 03:46:26 pm »
There will be portholes in the conning tower indicating something is going on in there.
She'll have outrigger floats.  As there will be a dinghy slung under each wing there will be a fairly complicated structure to build under there with crew access walkways to the boats.
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2017, 02:40:17 am »
A slight problem with the fifth engine/flying bridge/gun design.
Originally I was going to mount the nacelle directly to the wing but a combination of Lancaster props (bigger diameter than stock Kawanishi) and the closeness of #2 & #3 engines means the whole thing will have to be raised on struts.
So i've started building a platform that will combine all 3 things into a homogenous whole.
I also slathered some filler onto the fuselage and shortened the conning tower.


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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2017, 04:39:50 am »
SLATHER IT UUUUUP!  Wooo, Partay!  I actually like the sound of the raised up 5th engine and stuff on struts.  :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2017, 06:14:52 pm »
Wings Kit would be proud of...
Kawanishi H6K5 WIP 22-12-17 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
...and more sinkmarks than you could shake a stick at.  I'm leaving them.  They are dents showing she's had a hard life...
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2017, 01:02:47 am »
 :thumbsup:
looks splendid, and it looks right, the stretch on the wings dosnt make them look out of proportion.
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2017, 01:05:26 am »
YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH! Way to go Fred!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2017, 02:02:53 am »
I think you may misunderstand.  Those are the stock wings.  I was just surprised by how long they are despite it being listed on the box lid.  Its a span of over 500mm.  Looks a bit Albatrossy.
Mind you, give the way they go together with the ends separate from the centre section it would not be to much work to use two kits to build a six engined version.

Today I built a simple stand for it to sit in.  I might build a beaching trolley in the future (I don't like the bolt on beaching wheels they supply with the kit) but this will do for now.
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2017, 03:14:22 am »
Nice! :thumbsup:
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2017, 07:52:15 am »

Mind you, give the way they go together with the ends separate from the centre section it would not be to much work to use two kits to build a six engined version.


I can't think of a single reason why you shouldn't do that. Apart from the need to get a World Bank loan to by another kit of course.
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Re: Kawanishi H6K5 - Sky Pirates
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2017, 09:01:13 am »
^That would be glorious. . . .. 


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