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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.
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 02:31:40 am »
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  ;)
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 02:33:44 am »
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.
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 03:26:36 am »

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

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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 07:48:37 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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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 02:23:22 am »
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.
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 11:44:02 pm »
Management met the workers demands.
Northrop N-3 WIP 04-01-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 02:26:25 am »
Floats on now.
One side needed shimming so they were both at the same angle.
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 12:44:00 am »
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
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 01:06:47 am »

lovely neighbourhood  ;D

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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 01:23:39 am »
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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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2018, 02:12:47 am »
 ;D
They are the wheels from the (1/25) Apocalypse Post van.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2018, 02:53:53 am »
Ahhh! Right! I'd forgotten about that! Pic's soon, I hope? ;)
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 03:39:59 am »
Looking good mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: Northrop N3
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 04:39:13 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!
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

My name is Commander William Riker.  Take me to your women.